Courage to Stand: The Story of Esther / Various
Courage to Stand is a musical production about courage and redemption in the life of Esther. This story foreshadows our present-day experience and demonstrates the grace of God in our own lives. Esther is a young girl with struggles and temptations who finds her faith in a world of unbelief and hatred. With the fate of her people in the balance, she must risk her own life for what she believes. Even though the odds are stacked against her, Esther still finds the Courage to Stand. The theatrical production was written and produced by Andrew Strong and Brian Sitler and originally debuted at the 2009 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The CD contains 18 of the play's 21 original songs (the other three can be found at the Sitler & Strong website) and also clips of dialogue from the stage production. The moving melodies and powerful lyrics are sure to entertain and inspire all who listen. "When Xerxes saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased and held out to her the golden scepter." Esther 5:2.