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There are more where they came from! In Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies known by reputation but rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty; Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess; Herodias, the horrible beheader; Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress; Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. Along with these are three ancient women whose names we don't know: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman. The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one truly life-changing concept---the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and lives with grace, compassion, and hope. Includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
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In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God's grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters.
And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible beheader. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman.
The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.
--Carol Kent, speaker and author of Becoming a Woman of Excellence
"This work is God-breathed, the best ever to come from Liz Curtis Higgs. Absolutely life-changing! You'll alternately weep, sigh, gasp, rejoice--and yes, even giggle. And oh, is it filled with depth and grace."
--Diane Noble, best-selling author
Silvers5 Stars Out Of 5Lessons for How Not to LiveFebruary 26, 2015SilversQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent guide for women today on how not live. This book provides a basis for living. a life that is pleasing to God. We can learn from their mistakes. None of us is perfect but we can learn to avoid those things that put our relationship with God in jeopardy.
LeesLas Vegas,NVAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Never look at the Bible the same way againMarch 6, 2013LeesLas Vegas,NVAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Women are talking about life issues in an enlightened way because of the thoughtfulness of the illustrations , questions,and biblical references in this book. We see each other differently, our situations, and the changes that come with a renewed perception of what the Bible is really about. It's about us and our everyday lives and how God today is in the midst of lives, shaping us into what He wants us to be in Him. Forgiven,yes,redeemed,certainly,but real not always.Thanks to this book,we can be real and unashamed because we have a God who has taken away all the guilt and shame . We are free.
CherylMGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good studyNovember 19, 2012CherylMGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased these books for my small Bible study group for women at my church. We have done one of her studies before, and are enjoying this one just as much as the first.
PeggyGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book appeals to a wide variety of Christians.August 28, 2012PeggyGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I facilitate a Christian Fellowship group and when we began using Bad Girls of The Bible as the basis for our discussion the group exploded both in quality and quantity. We included in our study both the modern girls and the scripture story.
cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5gread readApril 13, 2012cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Really Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs is a deeper look at the bad girls of the Bible. Liz takes a close look at females in the present day who are living shady lifes now and looks at the why of their actions instead of just looking at what they are doing. She then pairs these modern stories with remarkably similar stories of the Bible of the sinful women of Biblical times. She shares some of the culture of the time and several possible reasons for their actions. Higgs by looking deeper into these women's lives makes them more human than the superficial treatment that the mostly male Biblical writers tell of them. She then encourages the reader further by including study questions so that study groups or book clubs can meet and further discuss these women.
I liked this book and would like to read other Bad Girl books written by her. Higgs is skilled at personalizing these women and helping the reader to put themself into their shoes. She encourages the reader to see life as a woman with the few meager choices that the Biblical women had and the resourcefulness that they had to employ in order to survive. She then encourages the reader to also look at the women around us that are frequently judged harshly and put ourself in their shoes to see what choices that the reader would then make if faced with the same often times few choices.
I was provided this book for this review by Waterbrook Press.