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-Group Discussion Guide (perfect for book clubs and Bible studies!)
-Mike's exclusive Esther Sermon Notes (great resource for pastors!)
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“‘Be a Daniel’ is the go-to-phrase when encouraging other Christians to impact our culture. In Faith Among the Faithless, Mike Cosper turns this mantra on its head by turning to Esther as the chosen figure in figuring out our world. A brother looking to Esther, I love it! He gets it because Esther has the guts and the grit that we all need to bend the times to Christ.”
—Kyle Idleman, pastor and author of Not a Fan and Grace is Greater
“Mike Cosper gives us a finely written, timely, and sometimes provocative commentary on the themes of Esther. He retells the story with particular emphasis on how her story is really our own in a highly secularized society. I want an authentic witness in today’s world and this commentary will help you to live and tell Christian truth in a non-Christian world.”
—Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College
“Faith Among the Faithless reveals rich and timely parallels between the ancient biblical story of Esther and the current time Christians find ourselves in. Deftly weaving these threads together, Mike Cosper creates a rich and illuminating tapestry of timeless biblical truth. It’s been a long time since I have been so informed, inspired, and encouraged by a contemporary examination and application of a biblical narrative.”
—Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked and Fierce Convictions
“Mike Cosper is one of only a few Christian authors today who can match meaningful, insightful commentary with a sense of craft and artistry. This is why I’m honored to recommend Faith Among the Faithless to you, not simply as a guide to wisely navigating our tumultuous times but as an excellent reminder that the beauty of God’s gospel has always overpowered the lures of this fallen world.”
—Jared Wilson, director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, managing editor of For The Church, and author of Supernatural Power for Everyday People
“We may live in a world gone mad, but that's not a new development. So long as you and I or our ancestors have walked this earth, sin has followed close behind. We need wisdom and grace to walk by faith among the faithless. You'll love how Mike Cosper retells the timeless story of Esther with details and perspectives you hadn't before considered. We need this book’s vision of courageous faith in the face of assimilation.”
— Collin Hansen, editorial director for The Gospel Coalition and coauthor of A God-Sized Vision
Acclaimed writer and pastor Mike Cosper provides Christians with a surprising guide for living in a secular culture by looking at the story of Esther--a tale of evil, awakened faith, and hope of good in a world where God seems absent.
How can Christianity survive in a secular world? How can Christians live without compromise in an increasingly hostile society? And what if we have already been shaped by the culture around us in harmful, soul-destroying ways?
Faith Among the Faithless provides answers by drawing parallels between our world and the story of Esther. Far from the gentle cartoon stories we heard in Sunday school, the book of Esther is a brutal tale of people assimilated into a pluralistic, pagan society who discover its murderous underbelly and turn to God in a moment of courage and crisis. A story of sex, ego, and revenge, the book of Esther reveals a world where God seems absent from everyday life--a world not unlike our own.
Faith Among the Faithless helps readers see themselves in the very human character of Esther, discovering that like her we have an enemy who plots against us. A call to spiritual awakening and to faith and courage in an age of malaise and apathy, Faith Among the Faithless is an invitation to remembrance and presence, knowing that in our dark times God may be hidden, but he is never absent.
Mike Cosper is the executive director of Harbor Media, a non-profit media company serving Christians in a post-Christian world. He served for sixteen years as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the author of Recapturing the Wonder, The Stories We Tell, and Rhythms of Grace. He lives with his family in Louisville, Kentucky.