Friday, August 5, 2016
Review: Really Bad Girls of the Bible by:Liz Curtis Higgs
About the Book:
When it Comes to Badness, There's Nothing New Under the Sun
In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God's grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters.
And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible be-header. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman.
The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.
It is always comforting to know that someone that has gone before and has been in the same place you are in has overcome certain circumstances or situations. Especially when God has helped them through it. To see the Almighty ushering them through even though they weren't all that fair to Him is a very liberating feeling in a sense because you see and feel that He will do the same for you and your issues or problems.
Liz Curtis Higgs takes us to the Word and she shows us several instances where even girls from the Bible weren't always doing well with what they were given and how God still pulled them through it all. The author takes us through the lives of 8 different women and she shows in a teaching way how to not go about things the way these women did. A fascinating read!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.