Monday, July 15, 2013

Really Bad Girls of the Bible

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Water Brook Press; First edition (September 19, 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 1578561264
  • Cover Art: This is the cover I have, but out of all of them it is my least favorite. 
  • Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: My personal book shelf.

Really 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)

This was a fabulous follow up to Higgs' first book Bad Girls of the Bible. In this one we get to learn about women who were "worse" then the women in the first book. Like the first book, Higgs is super funny and fun! That's a great way to describe these books fun!
She didn't get preachy in this one either and like the other book she started off with a fictional story that was similar to the Biblical one. 

As a Christian woman, I have learned so much more from these books then I ever would have on my own. The amount of research that Higgs does before she writes is amazing. I believe that even non-Christians can get enjoyment out of these books. 

If you're still thinking about picking up her books, think no longer and run out and get a copy. You are in for a good time and lots of laughs! 

So say we all!

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