The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs is an enlightening read about Ruth. Loved the cover copy-take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world. This would make you read the book just by that. I am a huge fiction reader but love how Liz writes, so I read her non fiction as well.
We travel with Ruth from Moab to Bethlehem and watch how God works in Ruth, Naomi and Boaz's lives. She has made this book of the bible so much more understandable and how God uses this rags-to-riches redemption story and how pertinent this is to my own life.
Love how she goes thru each chapter and thoroughly explains it and then throws a modern day Ruth in real life story in and how they tie together. That was really a neat way to add to the storyline.
After reading this book you can never read the story of Ruth in the bible the same way after reading this book. Liz has included a great study guide in the back of the book which is very helpful. Pleas look in the very back for a priceless rendition of the "Righteous Ruth Rap"--priceless and worth the price of the book just for it.
Thank to Waterbrook Press for my free copy just for my honest opinion.
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!!!!!