Monday, July 8, 2013

Bad Girls of the Bible

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Reprint edition (July 16, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0307731979
  • Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Cover art: This is the cover I have, it's an older edition, I like the repackaged version coming out this month a lot better.
  • Over all rating: ***** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: My personal bookshelf. 

Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

 Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved humor writer Liz Curtis Higgs, and by God’s grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those “other women” in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a solid, verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.

Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace. (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)

For me, one thing I like the best about this book is the fact that Higgs is humorous! She throws in her own commentary while she is breaking down each woman's story. She also does her research before she starts writing, she takes into account the historical place of a woman during the time that each of the women she writes about lived.

While being a Bible study type book, she doesn't get preachy. Before the study portion of each woman, she writes a fictional story that mirrors the Biblical account. Which I have never seen before and I think it made it more enjoyable.

I would recommend this book to anyone, it is geared more for Christian women, but women from any walk of life could enjoy it, you don't have to be Christian to like it. Men could also get something from it I believe. If you have ever thought about this series, I would say go read it today!

So say we all!

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I really like the sound of this book-I've seen it around but never had a chance to pick it up. I confess that I often see the bad in myself and more able to identify with the bad girls in the Bible.