Encounter the fullness of God's grace, the power of His promises, and the beauty of His faithfulness—all through the life of one woman: Esther.
In a time when the world around her seemed to crumble, a young Hebrew girl found herself in a unique position to help save her people—and to encounter the greatness of our ever-faithful God. In Summoned, you'll enter the story of Esther—her calling, pain, and role in God's ultimate plan for salvation—and see how God is always working in the lives of His people, even when He seems distant. Through this 8-week, interactive study, you'll develop a deeper appreciation for God's Word and begin to see that stepping out in faith for His glory is often the first step to encountering His redeeming love.
"Are you a woman who is seeking to fulfill her purpose for life and kingdom work? Then Megan Brown's new Bible study, Summoned, is a perfect beckoning to a life of radical adventure alongside the King of Kings! I love to dig deep into God's Word, mining the original biblical language for nuance and strength. Make no mistake about it, this is not your typical exploration of Queen Esther's story, but a radical call for women to arise and conquer, all in God's name and for His glory. Brown has done the work and invited us to join her in the battle—all you have to do is respond to the summons to be a world changer, armed with truth and power."
—LUCINDA SECREST MCDOWELL
Award-winning author of Soul Strong and Life-Giving Choices
"Reading, understanding, and applying biblical narratives like Esther can be difficult. With her witty and authentic personality, Megan executes the task of properly exegeting the text. By unpacking each chapter verse by verse, readers are encouraged and challenged to dig deeper into God's Word. With each word, Megan paints a picture of a big God who loves us and is able to do all things."
Generation Pastor, Vaughn Forest Church
"If you are looking for a Bible study to make you dig in and learn about a book of the Bible in a new, fresh, deep-dive way, RUN and grab your copy of Summoned. I found this study challenging, encouraging, and an awakening to ask God what impossible He wanted to do through me. Megan writes as a trusted, transparent, and humorous guide who takes us straight to the Bible to dive deep into the life-changing words in the book of Esther. I left the pages of this Bible study wanting to answer God's call to watch Him use me to do the impossible."
Executive Director of Coming Alive Ministries
"This Bible study is exactly what I've been looking for. Summoned explores the powerful account of Queen Esther with outstanding biblical research, powerful questions, important applications, and with a contemporary approach that makes this story important for our lives right now. Megan B. Brown is a gifted communicator in spoken and written form—and her passionate relationship with Jesus shines through every page. You'll benefit greatly if you do this study on your own or, better yet, gather a group of friends and explore this profound, insightful, and transformational study together."
Executive Director of Speak Up Ministries, speaker, and author of He Holds My Hand
"Have you ever heard God whisper your name? How would you respond if He did? Megan invites you to sit down next to her and wait for your own invitation from God. She powerfully teaches you how to be still long enough to hear the gentle whisper of a Savior summoning you to His marvelous, eternal plans for your life. Through masterful word pictures and personal examples, Megan brings the Word to life in a way that anyone can grasp. But most importantly, she points you toward courageous faith. So that no matter how your future looks, you know that God's good plans for you are right around the corner and you can take that one simple step of faith. Open the pages of this study and begin the grandest adventure of your life!"
Speaker and author of Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew
"I've read the story of Esther countless times and conducted just as many studies of this book. Summoned was a refreshing new take with its depth and wit. I laughed. I marveled. Megan doesn't shy away from hard topics, but she does so with simplicity, clarity, cultural insight, and biblical truth."
—MICHELLE AMI REYES
Vice President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative, Co-Executive Director of Pax, and author of Becoming All Things
"Megan Brown is a woman on a mission to build the kingdom of God. Her contagious enthusiasm for God's Word has personally challenged me to dig deeper into the treasures of Scripture and now she invites you to do the same. Within the pages of Summoned is an invaluable gift—the opportunity to dive into the Word alongside this woman of God and be inspired by her passion for Christ and dedication to truth. Let her passion become yours as you journey together through the story of Esther and uncover new truths about a woman in Scripture both broken and bold and about the God who redeems all our brokenness for His glory."
Author of Love Riot: A Teenage Call to Live with Relentless Abandon for Christ
"We can either walk out this life doing things our way or we can walk it out doing things God's way. God's way is always the best, but sometimes we have trouble surrendering our agenda and our ideas in exchange for His plan and His better way. If you're ready to do things God's way and you want to know how to walk that out, this book is for you."
Author of Real Moms . . . Real Jesus