One woman stood between an evil politician and the destruction of her entire race. Would she risk her own life to avert the genocide? As queen of Persia, Esther found herself in a unique position to appeal to the king. If she was not summoned, however, she risked her life by entering his presence. Like Esther, each woman has a sphere of influence. You have an opportunity to make your world a better place. Will you remain silent, hoping someone else will intervene? Or will you act with the courage and conviction of Esther? Those who study her life will: - Understand the value of humility - See God's sovereign hand at work - Recognize their unique opportunities - Discern the time and season for action - Walk wisely in difficult situations After fasting for three days, Esther said, "I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish" (4: 16). God used her reckless abandon to expose the plot, deliver the Jews, and destroy their enemies. Courageous men and women in many cultures have overcome evil with good and made a difference. You can join their ranks today. Dr. Peter Z. M. Nehsahm migrated from his native Liberia to the United States. His escape from their civil war makes Esther's story especially precious to him. Dr. Peter Z.M. Nehsahn, D.Min., pastors the Caring Believers Bible Fellowship in Clarkston, Georgia. A graduate of Luther Rice Seminary, he has written five books. A trained nurse, and medical technologist, Dr. Nehsahn is a member of the American Medical Technologists, the Georgia Society of Medical Technologists, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Nehsahn worked for the American Red Cross for fifteen years. He currently works forLife Sera, a Life Therapeutics Company in Clarkston, Georgia. He and his wife, Mrs. Julie L. Nehsahn have three children.