Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel.
—Isaiah 45:15 NIV
In the book of Esther, there is no mention of God, the Holy Spirit, or prayer. On the surface, there is nothing spiritual about the book. It seems to be a short historical account of the persecution of the Jews and their subsequent victory over their enemies. Yet in reality, there is so much more.
In The Gospel According to Esther, we will see the hidden story: the history of humanity. Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation tell this exciting story of a magnificent and loving God wanting to have a relationship with the people he created. The creation, the fall of humanity, the death and resurrection of Christ are just a few of the events covered. The overall theme of the book: God is preparing a bride for his Son.
The main people in the Esther story are listed here, together with the person they represent in the hidden story: King Xerxes—God; Queen Vashti—Eve; Mordecai—Jesus; Haman—Satan; Hegai—Holy Spirit; and Esther—the bride of Christ. Open The Gospel According to Esther and see how these characters play out the story of humanity and the gospel as portrayed in the Bible.