Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible By Liz Curtis Higgs


Discover the Truth AboutGod’s Sovereignty
from the Bible’s Really Bad Girls.
 
Eight of the Bible’s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.
The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged her widow’s weeds for a harlot’s garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.
  “Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book's ‘bad girls’ become downright sympathetic.… Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to ‘good girl’ tips they can apply from the Bible’s cautionary tales.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
Really Bad Girls of the Bible shines a spotlight on God’s sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.
 
Includes Discussion Questions and a Study Guide
 
A Novel Approach to Bible Study

Pick up your copy here...
 
Liz Curtis Higgs admits, "My goal is simple: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon!"

Her latest release, It's Good to Be Queen, encourages readers to become as bold, gracious, and wise as the queen of Sheba, who journeyed across the desert to test the mind and heart of King Solomon.

In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books and videos, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous--and intriguing--women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God's grace anew.

Liz also offers a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth in The Girl's Still Got It, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey.

And you'll find a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book with The Women of Christmas. Verse by verse, Liz unwraps the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.

Liz's award-winning historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Ruth, and Naomi to eighteenth-century Scotland, also invite readers to view these familiar biblical characters in a new light.

According to Publishers Weekly, "Higgs is a stickler for period authenticity." To that end, Liz has traveled sixteen times to Scotland, the setting for her novels, and has filled her shelves with nearly one thousand resource books about Scottish history and culture.

Also a gifted professional speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,700 inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries. When the National Speakers Association honored her with the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only 35 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved) parents of two college grads
 
"I have three abiding passions: encouraging my sisters in Christ, exploring the stories of women in the Bible, and writing novels set in Scotland of old. When I'm not traveling, speaking, or spinning a story, I connect with readers online, take copious photos, read historical novels, watch period films, and immerse myself in research--the more books, the merrier. I'm a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener, but home is still my favorite place to land."

Visit Liz's Web site: http://www.LizCurtisHiggs.com

You just can't beat a book by Liz. She has out done herself with this one. The first bad Girls book was good but this one is even better.
I love the way that the author puts the stories in modern day story form. I loved learning about these women that I have read about many times before but I never looked at it quite like this before until I read this book.
I was engaged from the very first story.
This would make a wonderful women's Bible study for a small group.
This is sure to make you open your Bible and read it.
I gave this book 4 stars, I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like something I would enjoy reading. I love reading things from different perspectives

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  2. I have not read a book by Liz but I sure look forward to. Thank you for a great review, Mary!

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  3. This sounds like a really good book.

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  4. My wife may get more out of this book than I would.

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  5. I don't know if my library can get this one for me, but I am going to try.

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  6. Oh boy sounds like a book I am going to enjoy.

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  7. I use to be a bad girl before I got born-again . Been there done that , by His mercy and grace don't want to go there ever again Sound's like this will be a good book to read .Blessings ,DanaGirl

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  8. This sounds really really good.

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  9. I have never heard of this author. Thank you. I am excited about reading her work for the first time.

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    1. Amanda, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right to you!

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  10. I love learning more about God's word. This book is for me. Thanks

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