Carol Bechtel

Carol Bechtel

The Rev. Dr. Carol Bechtel is Professor of Old Testament at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan where she has taught since 1994. Dr. Bechtel preaches and teaches widely and is a General Synod Professor of Theology in the Reformed Church in America. She served as President of the RCA’s General Synod and moderator of its General Synod Council. She also serves as the Executive Director of the American Waldensian Society. Her publications include a commentary on Esther for the Interpretation series, and several Bible study books and curricula. She now lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband, Tom Mullens. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include singing, cooking, gardening, and the Celtic harp.
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Devotionals
Carol Bechtel

The Power of the Written Word

Read: Esther 9-10 [These days were] turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days

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Carol Bechtel

The Battle Is Not Done

Read: Esther 8 For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?

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Carol Bechtel

Esther Argues Her Case

Read: Esther 7 Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be granted me for