Excellent book, easy read, and places the reader there in the midst of Jesus. Higgs takes us through our Lord's last earthly days with down to earth clarity, and from the perspective of His closest friends as well as His mother.
Liz Curtis Higgs, brings us yet another amazing book to help us deepen our experience and understanding of Scripture. Beautifully detailed, this book is a great way to explore the Easter season. As usual, Higg brings to life stories you've heard before. I loved how she explains the customs of the times (to often I skin of the details), but now I better understand the details. Although I've read these scriptures many times, I now see it through the eyes of women who were there.
With hymns, multiple different bible verse translations, prayer and a study guide, this book is a great Easter devotional! 5 out of 5!
I received this book from Bloggingforbooks in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
In her book "The Women of Easter - Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene" author Liz Curtis Higgs explores three women and how their lives changed because of Jesus. They all happen to be named Mary. Each have a great story.
This small hard cover book is eight chapters long. It begins with a thought provoking introduction "A Season of Grace" and ends with study questions, notes, and information about the author. This is a Lenten book but could be read at any time. It is a book to absorb and revisit. It stayed with me long after I finished it.
I was hooked immediately. It took me zero time to get invested in this inspirational book. That happened on page one. I love the author's personal style of writing. It's like a conversation with me. She made the three Marys relatable and I felt what they were feeling. I was sad and then thrilled when I read about Lazarus. I understood the human side of Jesus better through them and His deity. He was God. I laughed at times and teared up just as many. I got angry and could hardly read the words at times. I knew the story about Jesus's suffering but it always hurt. It always will.
In this book I found a different view of Easter. I read about the women that followed Jesus. This book told how He changed their lives. How they loved and served Him. I wanted to be part of that elite group. I wanted to walk with the Lord, see His miracles, and listen to His stories.
As the words took me closer to the cross, I found myself grower stronger in my faith. Yes, Jesus did not deserve this, and yes, He did this for everyone. Even me. Tears fell from my eyes as I kept reading. I nodded my head when the Roman soldier said "this was certainly God's Son". After the tomb was opened and Jesus appeared, I rejoiced! It made me smile, really down deep in my heart, when I read Mary Magdalene was given the great honor of telling the disciples that Jesus was now alive. A woman was given such a great job.
In 193 pages I had become friends with three woman that strengthened my faith. Their stories are remarkable and unforgettable. Jesus is the one that is the heart of thus book. He is the true meaning of Easter. He is life and hope. I wanted to read more, more, more. Liz is so good at what she does. She is a gifted author, encourager, and glorifies our Lord. Don't miss this uplifting book on three spectacular women of Easter and their Lord Jesus Christ. You will be blessed beyond measure. I rated this a 5 out of 5 stars.