Monday, July 22, 2013

The Girls still got it

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (July 10, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1578564484
  • Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Cover Art: Love it!
  • Overall rating: ***** out of 5
  • Obtained: My personal bookshelf. 

The Girls still got it by Liz Curtis Higgs
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

 You know Ruth's story. Now meet her in person. And prepare to be changed.

Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi's hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.

With best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs by your side, you’ll tarry in the corners of their ancient houses, listen to their conversations, and consider every word of every verse until you can say, "I totally get the book of Ruth. And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags-to-riches redemption story—he has a plan for my life."

Girl, does he ever!

Think of it as time travel without gimmicks, gizmos, or a DeLorean: a novel approach to Bible study that leaps from past to present, gleaning timeless truths that speak to the heart. (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)

This one is a study of the book of Ruth. Higgs changed things up a little with her style in this one, while it's still funny, there is no fictional story before she dives in. The whole book is a study of Ruth.

The way she handled this one was sort of like a tour guide in a time machine. I really liked it and I learned a lot about Ruth and Naomi. Higgs can hold your attention which is really important in a Bible study book. 

I really love Higgs' style and her books, she's a lot of fun and her books will make you laugh. We get a verse by verse break down in this one as well as her other books. If the verse needs it she breaks the verse up into words and talks about each word. 

When reading this one I felt like I was standing off in the distance with Higgs watching everything unfold. She used multiple points of reference in this one and she uses them all and tells us what each individual reference says.  She also will use her own reference and she calls it the "Lizzy revised Edition." Which she uses modern day speak to drive the point home. 

Men can get something out of this, but I'd recommend it more for women then men. 

So say we all!

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