Esther Week 1 with Vivian Mabuni

Episode 61 | Esther | February 1, 2021 | Special guest: Vivian Mabuni

It’s the first week in our Esther series! Raechel and Amanda sit down with speaker, author, and Bible teacher, Vivian Mabuni. Calling in from the West coast, Vivian wakes up extra early to dive into one of her favorite books of the Bible: Esther, a book about the young Jewish queen who fights for her people. The three women discuss royal banquets and beauty pageants, fasting and lamenting, and what it looks like to serve without seeing a reward or outcome. This week’s reading ends with a cliffhanger, challenging us to follow God while remembering what’s true—even when we can’t see the end of the story.  

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This episode corresponds to Week 1 of the She Reads Truth Esther reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Day 1: Esther 1; Psalm 32:7–11; Proverbs 19:12 

Day 2: Esther 2; Proverbs 31:10–31

Day 3: Esther 3; Psalm 68:1–10, 20; Proverbs 16:33

Day 4: Esther 4; Genesis 37:33–35; Romans 5:6–11

Day 5: Esther 5; Proverbs 16:18; Mark 6:14–29

Other Scriptures Mentioned: 

Hebrews 11

Show Notes: 

Open Hands Willing Heart: Discover the Joy of Saying Yes to God by Vivian Mabuni

Someday Is Here podcast 

Other books and resources from Vivian Mabuni 


Denver Seminary

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 

Kids Read Esther: A Read-and-Play Scripture Book paper dolls

Esther: The Hidden Hand of God Bible study by Lydia Brownback

Episode Sponsors: 

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Upcoming Reading Plan: 

Joshua—plan begins on 2/15


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