The feast is continual - bread of adversity sometimes given , waters of sorrow
sometimes wrung out , yet marvellously ... The good conscience makes the merry
heart ; and “ the merry heart , " the wise man tells us , “ hath a continual feast .
Author: Alexander Raleigh
There has come about in recent years a lamentable tendency to treat certain portions of the Old Testament, like the Book of Esther, as allegories. This has been done with the best of motives, but the process of interpretation as well as the result to the reader, leaves much to be desired. It is refreshing, therefore, to turn to this exposition of The Book of Esther by Dr. Alexander Raleigh of Kensington, England, and find within its pages a careful explanation of the text which places the events squarely in their historic setting and then applies to the reader's life princples drawn from the passage under consideration. These principles are then embellished with information drawn from other portions of Scripture. The net result is the unfolding of the full-orbed teaching of God's Word on the subjects raised in the text. - Dr. Cyril J. Barber.