If you caught me while I was younger, in Sunday School, and asked me who my favorite biblical character was, I would have definitely said Esther. It is the whole, penniless girl becomes royalty. That is what Esther is to lots of girls.
Skimming thru this book, I see lots of smart things that Swindoll says. The opening chapter even states 'God's presence is not as intriguing as His absence'. Smart sentence. I think that is why people like reading Swindoll. He seems to have good one liners.
As a book on Esther, I seemed to love doing Beth Moore's study on her. Her's is more of a historical and emotional study. I think this book follows the same flow of a theological book. Its facts and sentences about the bible, not only about Esther.