Friday, September 16, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible, By Liz Curtis Higgs-Book Review

Back cover of book:
"Eight of the Bible's 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 mad a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wondering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged he widow's weeds for a harlots garb. And the bleeding women had a serious health issue only a Great Physician could handle. 
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."
With a fresh take (but biblically grounded) in her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible Liz brought new life to eight infamous women in biblical history; and she does it again!
Liz presents the stories of the "bad girls" from the bible, by beginning each chapter with a wonderfully written fictional story on said women but based in modern times. 
In doing so you get a fresh take on an "old" story; it also helps you better understand the situation.
After the fictional story is over, the author then breaks down the Biblical story; dissecting the story and showing you bits that you may have over looked. Finally at the end of each chapter there's a "what lessons can be learned from (insert bad girl name here)".
The book also contains a nice study guide in the back.
I love Liz Curtis Higgs books. They are always informative, biblically sound and wonderfully written. She makes scripture come to life with a very enjoyable read.
Quick, fun, educational. 5 stars.
I received this book through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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