Still hot off the presses, Liz Curtis Higgs' "The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World," is the newest book from the author of several hilariously insightful studies on the â€˜bad girls of the Bible.' This particular work takes readers back in time for an eyewitness view of the events happening in the time of Ruth and allows us to delve into the characters of Orpah, Ruth, Naomi, Boaz alongside the townspeople of Bethlehem and the potential kinsmen redeemer not mentioned by name. As with Higgs' other works, "The Girl's Still Got It" is overflowing with historical tidbits, Jewish culture and customs, Hebrew word study, personal experience, and lots of laughter.
This book would be absolutely perfect for a group meeting (not just one for women either!) with the included discussion questions and makes a great Bible Study tool on the book of Ruth as it also has a fabulous study guide included. I read the entire book through in one evening so it's quite the past-paced, â€˜novel' type read. I think the part I enjoyed the most, and, when I read it through again, will complete was the introspective study guide questions which tie Ruth to the New Testament (several of which would make great sermons or lessons with a bit of research!). A definite recommend read for any and everyone!
For just a sample of the many treasures inside, here are a couple of my favorite lines: "When God is on the move, He invariably leaves footprints" (pg 100) and "Maybe that's the simplest definition of faith: sitting tight. Waiting without fretting. Trusting without second-guessing. Believing without demanding proof" (pg 140). Great stuff!
I have always loved the book of Ruth and although I have read it numerous times, I have never really contemplated each verse in an in-depth way. This book sure did and boy was it wonderful!!
I love that it took us four chapters of Higgs' book to cover just the first chapter of the book of Ruth. A very informational book about the customs of that day and time as we journey along with Ruth and Naomi.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a great factual book!
What if you discovered that God not only cares for every detail of your life, but that He also has events mapped out in your life that will bring you greater joy than you've ever known? What if God didn't just sit on the sidelines cheering you on, but played an integral role in your life? What if you let God take control of your life and became obedient to His calling in your life? Would you discover, like Ruth and Naomi, that God really did have your best interests in mind when He allowed certain events to take place in your life?
Hard questions but just take a look at the book of Ruth. Liz Curtis Higgs has a knack for transforming a biblical account into a valuable learning experience. In her new book, "The Girl's Still Got It", readers follow Ruth as she travels to Moab, loses the most important people in her life, and travels back to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law Naomi. Ruth's life story is an exciting look into how God works in His people's lives.
With humor and remarkable insight, Higgs shows us that Ruth and Naomi are no different from you and me. We all walk through difficult trials in life, struggle with God's intent and purpose in allowing them to touch our life, and discover should we stick close to Him that He loves us and takes care of us even in those times when He seems distant and aloof.
Liz Curtis Higgs is a popular conference speaker and author. She lives with her family in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The Book of Ruth is absolutely one of my favorite books of the Bible. I have read Ruth many times and I always find something new within the pages that I had not noticed before. When I got the chance to review "The Girl's Still Got It" by Liz Curtis Higgs, I jumped at the chance! I am glad I did.
I have read a few of Liz Curtis Higgs' books which include, Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible and I enjoyed reading them. I knew The Girl's Still Got It would not disappoint me and it did not.
Liz Curtis Higgs has put a different "spin" on the Book of Ruth. You not only "read" about Ruth and Naomi, you "live" each moment of their life. Step by step you walk along with them on their journey. Liz Curtis Higgs does an incredible job of allowing you to live each moment of their lives and their journey with God.
She breaks down each verse of the Book of Ruth. She writes in such a way that you can see your life within the pages. Many times I would sit back and reflect on my life. Moments like when I first met my mother and law and how "scared" I was at first. How my walk with God has "evolved" from the moment I accepted Christ as my Savior until now. I related to so many aspects of this book. I saw my life within the pages.
I liked at the end of each chapter there is a section entitled "Ruth in Real Life" where real women share moments of their lives which go along with the chapter. Liz Curtis Higgs also allows us a "glimpse" into her life as well. There is a Bible study at the end of the book which is awesome! There are so many parts of the book that I liked that I can not list them all. My advice to you is to buy the book and see for yourself.
As Liz Curtis Higgs so beautifully said, "Even thirty-two centuries later, her shining example of boldness and faithfulness still blows us away". Yes, Mrs. Curtis Higgs, Ruth still blows me away and your book allowed me to walk along her journey step by step. Thank you for writing such a wonderful and beautiful book. Who would think a book of the Bible written so many centuries ago would have such an impact on many lives. It has impacted mine and I know it has impacted many others.