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So what's a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says Liz Curtis Higgs, and by God's grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those "other women" in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.
Whether they were "Bad to the Bone," "Bad for a Season, but Not Forever" or only "Bad for a Moment," these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs teaches you how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace. Includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
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Publication Date: 2004
Ten of the Bibles best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.
Eve had food issues. Potiphars Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lots Wife and Michal couldnt let go of the past, Sapphira couldnt let go of money, and Jezebel couldnt let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.
Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!
"When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?"
from Bad Girls of the Bible
Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide
A Novel Approach to Bible Study
More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Lizs unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience Gods grace anew.
"Liz takeswith humility and humorthe evangelical message and puts it in a lens that anybody can look through. A truly remarkable accomplishment."
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"The entertainment value of the book is obvious, but the take-home extra is the Bible study. Who but Liz Curtis Higgs could so creatively reveal Gods compassion, unconditional love, and mercy through such Bad Girls in scripture?"
Carol Kent, speaker and author of Becoming aWoman of Excellence
"A fresh conceptlooking at what women have done wrong to figure out how we can live right. The conversational style and friendly, relational, upbeat tone (so true to Liz) are wonderfulsassy and yet challenging and inspirational. And the questions are top-notch!"
Ramona Cramer Tucker, former editor, Todays ChristianWoman
"Liz has brought a blended format of fiction, biblical commentary, and thought-provoking questions to each of these characters. I love the way she slips modern-day flesh on biblical truth."
Darlene Hepler, former director of womens ministries, Church of the Open Door, Elyria, Ohio
"Bad Girls of the Bible is not only a hoot to read, it is full of serious warnings about shaky choices and serious encouragement to take Gods way for our own good."
Gloria Gaither, author, speaker, and lyricist
"I love Lizs work! She entertains while teaching and leaves me with points to ponder long after. Her insights are fresh and exciting and will draw readers back into the Word."
Francine Rivers, best-selling author of Redeeming Love
"I loved the down-to-earth realism. Instead of an airbrushed, plastic feel, Bad Girls of the Bible jumps off the pages with fresh, relevant, and engaging applications."
BeckyMoltumyr, Brookside Church, Omaha, Nebraska
"In her creative, fun-loving way, Liz retells the stories of the Bible. She delivers a knockout punch of conviction as she clearly illustrates the lessons of Scripture."
Lorna Dueck, former co-host of 100 Huntley Street
Richard5 Stars Out Of 5.August 3, 2015RichardQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5A better prospective of the people in ancient days. Valued their characteristics and their heart's value
schloemsOhioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very approachable book--great for a women's groupNovember 19, 2013schloemsOhioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I got this book to study with a small group. Everyone loves the book and we have great discussions. There are discussion questions in the back which really help apply the story and Biblical principles to our lives. I especially enjoy the contemporary version of each story. It helps me relate better to the character and the point of the story.
MishkaSpruce Grove, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is funny and insightful.November 9, 2013MishkaSpruce Grove, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Higgs once again brings to life the stories in the bible. She creates good narratives that get right to the heart and then helps us learn how to apply these biblical stories to our lives. I love how she adapts each bad girl story to a more modern narrative.
CrystalAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 28, 2013CrystalAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am using it as a bible study with some friends. It is perfect. It has a greatÃÂ message.
My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5LOVED IT!August 9, 2013My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleBAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM by Liz Curtis Hughes is a Christian/Women/Bible Study. A humorous look at the Bad Girls of the Bible,Eve, Potiphar's Wife,Delilah,Lot's Wife,Michal,Sapphira,Jezebel,Woman at the Well, Rahab and the Sinful Woman. A powerful story of ten women,bad girls of the Bible are showcased with a bit of fiction added. We all have sinned and fell short. Each and every one of us,including these women. Some of the women of the Bible, had no names, or we never hear of them, such the Women at the Well, the Sinful Woman,Lot's Wife, Potiphar's Wife, how humiliating that must have been, to be only called as whoever's wife,sister and such. Powerful and filled with humor,what not to love. A wonderful look into these women's lives, as well as a little fictional story included. There is even a bit about the author and her own trials and tribulations. Oh and a bible study is included. Once again, Ms. Hughes is a powerful storyteller,her characters,those we know and love,those who are fictional, and those we don't like so much are powerful,charming and realistic. If you would like a look at the tramps of the Bible, although, some are not tramps,pick up "Bad Girls of the Bible" you will be glad you did. I loved it! It is humorous,it is tearful,and you will find you have learned something of the Bible you didn't know or understand before. What a novel approach to a Bible Study! I would recommend it for anyone who loves to read humorous stories with a touch of fiction,a touch of truth and a great read. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More