Ester Ried

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(4.7 stars; 238 reviews)

Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy."
Ester Ried's life is a dull monotony of toiling at her family's boardinghouse. She's overworked, jealous and cranky, a poor example of a Christian to her family and associates. She awakens to a new attitude and commitment due to an extended visit with her cousin. (Summary written by Tricia G)

Next book in series: Julia Ried (7 hr 16 min)


01 - Ester's Home 12:01 Read by TriciaG
02 - What Sadie Thought 10:30 Read by TriciaG
03 - Florence Vane 10:50 Read by TriciaG
04 - The Sunday Lesson 9:38 Read by TriciaG
05 - The Poor Little Fish 13:11 Read by TriciaG
06 - Something Happens 16:01 Read by TriciaG
07 - Journeying 20:51 Read by TriciaG
08 - Journey's End 17:40 Read by TriciaG
09 - Cousin Abbie 18:18 Read by TriciaG
10 - Ester's Minister 20:37 Read by TriciaG
11 - The New Boarder 15:44 Read by TriciaG
12 - Three People 14:35 Read by TriciaG
13 - The Strange Christian 15:46 Read by TriciaG
14 - The Little Card 20:15 Read by TriciaG
15 - What Is The Difference? 21:38 Read by TriciaG
16 - A Victory 14:13 Read by TriciaG
17 - Stepping Between 13:54 Read by TriciaG
18 - Light Out Of Darkness 22:40 Read by TriciaG
19 - Sundries 16:16 Read by TriciaG
20 - At Home 13:10 Read by TriciaG
21 - Tested 15:07 Read by TriciaG
22 - "Little Plum Pies" 12:30 Read by TriciaG
23 - Crosses 17:02 Read by TriciaG
24 - God's Way 14:29 Read by TriciaG
25 - Sadie Surrounded 20:12 Read by TriciaG
26 - Confusion - Cross-Bearing - Consequence 12:20 Read by TriciaG
27 - The Time To Sleep 17:13 Read by TriciaG
28 - At Last 9:35 Read by TriciaG


Great Book, Great Reader!

(5 stars)

This has been a wonderful companion as I wake through Nairobi traffic. I have enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this book. It has encouraged me to develop a heart for the lost, to pray for the salvation of those around me, and to strive to be salt and light in this sick and dying world. oh the joys of those who know Him!

Wonderful Story of True Salvation & a Faithful Testimony

(5 stars)

A beautiful story of a young woman with godly parents who inaccurately considered herself a Christian as a matter of course. When she visited her cousin, she discovered what true salvation could do in a life surrendered to Jesus. This story also deals with the theme of one's influence on others in this life. Also reading what one sows. Well worth the listen! A story every young person (& even older ones) should listen to or find the book & read it yourself. This would be a great book to read aloud to your family, especially if you have preteens or teenagers.

(4.5 stars)

These stories by Pansy offer tools, offer applications of living IN grace, and WITH grace, in such a way that we can better see how we might “press toward the mark”. Many thanks to LibriVox for your collective gift of the past….. to the present and the future. And many thanks to the devotion-inspired and incredibly dedicated narrator from Canada. Your voice changes over the years, yet your spirit burns steady and clear. May my words of thanks represent the many who will grow from your gifts, but who have not the words, the voice, or the time to respond here.

Refreshing Christian series

(5 stars)

Thanks to Tricia G and Librivox for bringing this series to us. Very great Christian series very great reading by TriciaG as always. Story of life as it once was for young woman in america, and their victories and their suffering. A real roller coaster ride with a unexpected ending for me. Enjoy!

personal retreat in 7 Hours and 16 minutes

(5 stars)

Pansy books are just so REAL. They are proof positive that there is nothing new under the sun. as for me, this Ester Ried is like aattending a spiritual retreat: I am a Martha (Ester) by bent, and strive so much to be more like Mary... (2/2019)

moving and edifying.

(5 stars)

How this should stir us up and motivate us not to be content with a half hearted Christian life! The results will doubtless be deadly.

Excellent Christian book!!!!!!

(5 stars)

Wonderful story of hearts and lives turning to Jesus. Never a dull moment in this book......never a dull moment following Jesus.♡

Truly Powerful.

(5 stars)

Oh that I could be more like Abbey Ried! The sweet, pure, trusting young woman who rests so fully in Christs protecting wing. From her happiest moment to that of deepest agony, she remained steadfast in prayer and the thought that “Our heavenly Father knoweth”. What an example! This book is eye opening, making you question: “How does my own comfortable Christian life measures up to Christ’s?”; “When was the last time I read consistently in my Bible?”; “Do l bring all my little perplexities—and triumphs—to Jesus?”; “Do I apply the question ‘What would Jesus do?’ to everything l do?” This book also encourages. With many helpful thoughts and verses, it is an illustration of the power and joy of true, Christian life. What are your thoughts?