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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 this popular and unforgettable study with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.
Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in ScriptureSarah, Mary, Estherbut on most days, thats not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if theyre honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebels take-charge pride or Eves disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, todays modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.
So whats a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. 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 combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these "other women" in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.
Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!
Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide
"Liz takeswith humility and humorthe evangelical message and puts it in a lens that anybody can look through. A truly remarkable accomplishment."
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
"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