Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

Really Bad Girls of the Bible

     Really Bad Girls of the Bible

       More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women

      Liz Curtis Higgs    

My Review:

I have always enjoyed reading about Women of the Bible, whether they are good or bad. When I seen that Liz Curtis Higgs book, Really Bad Girls of the Bible was being re-released with discussion questions and a study guide, I knew this book was for me. Nothing has changed as far as text goes, they have decided to add discussion questions and study guide for your personal use or to use within a study group. If you own the first or second edition, I suggest getting this one. The study guide is great!!

Discusses 8 women from the Bible that have not lived a perfect life such as, Bathsheba, The Bleeding Women, Tamar, Jael and four more!! I have learned so much from Ms. Higgs’ book!! Definitely one you will want to add to your bookshelf!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.

About the Book:    

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Discover the Truth About
God’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

About the Author: 12930

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  

For More information on book visit: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/books/79797/really-bad-girls-of-the-bible-by-liz-curtis-higgs/   

              

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Non-Fiction Books

BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

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BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

How 8 Scandalous Women Changed the World

 

Carol Cook

 

About the Book:

YOU’VE HEARD THEIR STORIES ALL YOUR LIFE BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE BIBLE’S REBEL WOMEN?

Adultery, lies, deception, scandal, murder, cover-up, heartache, pain, and loss—stories with these sordid elements are relevant today. And women with shady pasts—labeled, shamed, and linked with tragedies—are part of our heritage. Bathsheba, a victim or temptress, Eve outside of Eden, Tamar posed as a prostitute, Leah stole her sister Rachel’s fiance… Sarah gave Hagar to her husband and Rebekah masterminds a grave deception.

About the Author:

Carol Cook is a highly sought after and respected author of “Bathsheba Bathed in Grace: How 8 Scandalous Women Changed the World”, Workshop Speaker, and expert in real stories of Bible women. Women’s Study Groups, Retreats, and Workshops have engaged her real, tangible, and touchable approach to Biblical Scripture. With her well-placed, poetic words, Carol allows readers to recognize how much they have in common with these biblical women…joys, pains, temptations, fears, hopes and, most of all, questions to God about the “whys” of their lives. Further, while contemporary women may think they are “broken” or “victims,” they will find that, like the women in Bathsheba Bathed in Grace, they are enough.

My Review:

 

When you think of Women of the Bible you think of the good ones not the bad ones or you think of things they did that was pleasing to God. The women of the Bible were just as scandalous as women are today. They betrayed their husbands, they sinned against God, and they did things that they regretted.

 

When I began to read Bathsheba Bathed in Grace, I began to notice a pattern in the women and how sin got the better of them and then I noticed how real their problems are compared to my own as well as others. Would I have done these same things if I were in their positions? More and likely Yes I would have, but these actions did not surprise God, He knew what they would do. In the end, these women repented and the Lord forgave them.

 

This is definitely a must read, you will enjoy the stories of these scandalous women of the Bible!

 

I received an ebook from the publisher for my own honest review.