Meet shady ladies from Scripture and discover the godly lessons they can teach us! In this updated edition of her bestseller, Higgs introduces you to eight flawed females---including Jael, Tamar, Bathsheba, and the adultress---whose stories reveal that no matter how far we fall, God's grace, compassion, and love can redeem our mistakes. Includes discussion questions and a study guide. 304 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
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Eight of the Bibles most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.
The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged her widows weeds for a harlots garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.
"Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book's bad girls become downright sympathetic.… Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to good girl tips they can apply from the Bibles cautionary tales."
Really Bad Girls of the Bible shines a spotlight on Gods sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.
Includes Discussion Questions and a 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 eyeopening 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. The author of more than thirty books with 4.6 million copes in print and an award-winning speaker, she has addressed seventeen hundred audiences around the globe. Liz and her husband, Bill, live in Kentucky.
Praise for the Bad Girls of the Bible series
"Liz Curtis Higgss unique use of fiction combined with Scripture and modern application helped me see myself, my past, and my future in a whole new light. A stunning, awesome book."
ROBIN LEE HATCHER author of Whispers from Yesterday
"In her creative, fun-loving way, Liz retells the stories of the Bible. She delivers a knock-out punch of conviction as she clearly illustrates the lessons of Scripture."
LORNA DUECK former co-host of 100 Huntley Street
"The opening was a page-turner. I know that women are going to read this and look at these women of the Bible with fresh eyes."
DEE BRESTIN author of The Friendships of Women
"This book is a good read directed straight at the bad girl in all of us."
ELISAMORGAN president emerita, MOPS International
"With a skillful pen and engaging candor Liz paints pictures of modern situations, then uniquely parallels them with the Bibles bad girls. She doesnt condemn, but rather encourages and equips her readers to become godly women, regardless of the past."
MARY HUNT author of Mary Hunts Debt-Proof Living
"Bad Girls is more than an entertaining romp through fascinating characters. It is a bona fide Bible study in which women (and men!) will see themselves revealed and restored through the matchless and amazing grace of God."
ANGELA ELWELL HUNT author of The Immortal
"Liz had me from the first paragraph. I was continually amazed how skillfully she dressed the biblical characters in contemporary garments. She made the old stories live again. An exciting work."
KALI SCHNIEDERS author of Truffles from Heaven
"Liz has brought a blended format of fiction, biblical commentary, and thought-provoking questions to each of these characters. I love the way Liz slips modern-day flesh on biblical truth."
DARLENE HEPLER Church of the Open Door, Elyria, Ohio
"With great insight into the challenges faced by ten women who have gone before us, Liz analyzes the driving forces in womens lives that can cause them to make bad decisions. Invite a group of friends to join you in discussing the issues presented in this bookyour lives may be changed forever!"
VICKY WAUTERLEK The Village Church of Barrington, Illinois
"I loved the down-to-earth realism. Instead of having an airbrushed, plastic feel, Bad Girls of the Bible jumps off the pages with fresh, relevant, and engaging applications."
BECKY MOLTUMYR director of womens ministries, Brookside Church, Omaha, Nebraska