God’s Mysterious Ways: Embracing God’s Providence in Esther, A Ten-Lesson Bible Study by Jane Roach

256 pages | List Price: $12.99 | Paperback


God sustains and reigns over all his created order. Everything that happens occurs because God wills it according to his purposes, plan, way, and time, and he sometimes calls ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary tasks. The book of Esther gives us a fascinating historical narrative of God’s providential activity amongst a failed attempt to annihilate exiled Jews in the Persian Empire. Jane Roach uses insightful commentary, application questions, testimonies, and hymns to walk readers through the compelling story, introduce characters, and identify God’s providence. As you study the book of Esther, you will be prepared to see God’s hand in your own circumstances, to lean on him with wholehearted trust and worship, and to experience a new life of gratitude, peace, and joy.


“God’s sovereignty and providential care over all things is one of the most important and foundational doctrines of our faith. . . .  is theologically rich study takes us through the pages of God’s Word to see that all God’s purposes come to pass.”

Christina Fox, Author, A Heart Set Free

“Jane Roach’s insightful study-and-discussion questions and clear exposition blend serious engagement with the scriptural text with a focus on Christ, our true Rescuer. . . . It will move you to worship the Lord in awe at all times and to rest in his sovereign wisdom and love in times of trial.”

Dennis E. Johnson, Author, Walking with Jesus through His Word

“This resource will be a tremendous aid to personal worship and devotional study, as well as for small group discussions. Discover God’s providence in Esther and you will learn to see God’s presence in your own life.”

Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville

About the Author

Jane Roach was Director of Training for Bible Study Fellowship for more than twenty-five years. She currently teaches two Bible studies, is part of the steering committee for the Texas Hill Country Bible Conference, and assists with women’s ministries at her church.