Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: The Women of Christmas by:Liz Curtis Higgs

 The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna
About the Book:
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God.
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.

Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.


About the Author:
Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College, and is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill share their 19th-century farmhouse in Louisville with their two college-student offspring, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats.

My Review:
 It is no secret to those of us that have read Liz Curtis Higgs' work in the past, she is a remarkable writer. I think I like her best not for the in depth research she presents to us, but for how she lets her personality and own personal experiences come in through the words she places on paper. I just love her! So here I am, I get the chance to review her latest The Women of Christmas. This book is written in the usual Liz fashion but this time she takes us through the lives and thoughts of three very special women that "all" had to do with Christmas in some form or fashion.

 The first lady that the author places at the fore front is Elizabeth and her significance to the Christmas story. God preforms a miracle in her when a barren Elizabeth becomes pregnant with John the Baptist. And we all know that John the Baptist was the announcer that the Messiah was due to arrive soon. Then of course there was Mary, Jesus' mother, she I'm sure went through some ridicule herself becoming pregnant with the Savior. The author ends her fascinating study with Anna, the Prophetess, she prophesied about the Messiah and knew Him when he was presented at the temple.

 All these women play a special part in Jesus' birth and the proclamation of it. To them we should be truly grateful that they were not afraid to do what God asked them and chose for them to do.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Blogging for Books program.