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Be Committed: Doing God's Will Whatever the Cost: OT Commentary, Ruth/Esther (The "Be" Commentary Series)

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Dr. Wiersbe's best-selling "Be" commentary series has over 4 million volumes in print. These timeless books have provided a generation invaluable insight into the history, meaning, and context of virtually every book of the Bible. Reintroduced to a new generation of believers, these commentaries now include study questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection

Paperback, 191 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by David C. Cook (first published December 1992)
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This was my first time reading a commentary so I wasn't sure what to expect. I will say that it makes me want to read these books of the Bible again but I didn't agree with some of his interpretations of events. Some are backed with research and were really interesting like realizing that Esther didn't participate in a beauty pageant but that the risks were much more extreme when she was taken to the palace. In other places I felt like he was reaching for a romantic angle, especially when it cam ...more
Feb 11, 2016 Susie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I only read the section on Esther. This was a very strange mash-up of commentary, speculation, sermon and devotional. I really did not enjoy the author's moralizing "applications" - like the suggestion that the point of Esther 1 is to warn of the dangers of drinking.
Also, there were so many opinions stated as fact - such Mordecai missed Esther's meaning. What she meant was.... As if the author knows more about Esther's intentions than the man who raised her.
There were some interesting and help
Jun 25, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Seriously refreshing, this book isn't loaded with theory or subjective teaching. It's words are encouraging because they are based entirely on scripture. If you need encouragement to trust God because you have become weary and don't see a way out of your current situation - this book is for you. If you simply need to be reminded that God is faithful and that evil will not prevail in the end, then this book will lift your spirits. If you are looking for a warm narrative that shows how God uses si ...more
Joanne Compton
I think of this man's books as classics and I need to start reading them again!
Frans Karlsson
A good study about Ruth and Esther. It focused more on the story and how it is relevant today. Not so much focus on the historical side.
Clara Roberts
Nov 06, 2011 Clara Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a book I could hardly wait untill I finished my chores, (working at school) so I could get to this book. Wiersebe brought up ideas I had not thought of, i.e., Esther and Mordecai's failure to be obervant Jews was used by God to save the jews from extention. In Ruth and Esther God used apparent disaster for His purpose and for goo.
Excellent study guide for the books of Ruth and Esther. Helped me to think of these scriptures and the persons represented (Ruth, Boaz, Naomi, Esther, and Mordacai) in a new focused on Christ.
Emil Bredahl
Feb 20, 2013 Emil Bredahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such an informative book that really has helped me a lot to know more about the book of Ruth and the book of Esther.
Great great great book
May 28, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
Loved this study. Lots of good insight. Some of his points made me think.
Sep 06, 2016 Glenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple and easy to understand commentary. A nice read!
Kia Wakefield
Aug 03, 2013 Kia Wakefield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book!
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Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of the Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Because of his encouragement to those in ministry, Dr. Wiersbe is often referred to as 'the pastor's pastor.' He has ministered in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Eur ...more
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