Are you looking for a new Bible study? Here is one I think you will love.
It is Liz Curtis Higgs' The Girl's Still Got It. This study covers the book of Ruth.
Higgs goes through the book verse by verse, using a narrative form along with commentary to supplement the scripture's message. I have read Ruth before, but never like this. Higgs makes the story come alive by placing the reader in the midst of Ruth's journey with her mother-in-law Naomi.
As I read the book, I experienced the story of Ruth like never before. Each chapter contains wit and humor. Higgs uses her own personal stories along with stories of other women in a section called Ruth in Real Life. In the back of the book, you will find discussion questions and a study guide. This book would serve as an awesome personal Bible study as well as a group study.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
The Girl's Still Got It: Take A Walk With Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs is a unique approach to bible study. The author takes you through the book of Ruth, pulling out verses and shedding light on the culture of the time and meaning of what was happening in the famous Bible story, all with a thoroughly modern, joking, girl-talk style.
I honestly didn't know what this book was supposed to be at first. The way it was described, I thought it was historical fiction. Instead, it takes you through the bible story, but the author interjects her own friendly, casual commentary to make the story seem more "real" for modern women. It's a little like watching a movie with someone whispering in your ear the whole time, telling you what's going on. Personally, I found the modern, conversational, interrupting style of writing distracting, but I happen to prefer a more serious Bible study rather than the "chummy" tone of this one.
This book will help you understand the book of Ruth more deeply if you've only read it superficially or heard the story in Sunday school as a child. The style of writing is a matter of personal preference.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I throughly enjoyed every page of this book, and could not put it down till I was finished. I love Liz' sense of humor and the feeling of being a "watcher" from the outside. I look forward to reading ALL of Liz' other books...ie...Bad Girls series. Keep up the good work Liz..and God Bless you!!!!!