It's Good To Be Queen
It's Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba is the latest offering by prolific author Liz Curtis Higgs. I always enjoy Liz's insightful, honest, and thorough examinations of Bible characters, so I couldn't wait to read her thoughts on the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba isn't a character I've seen delved into much, so I was excited to learn more about her and see what wisdom could be gleaned from her story. The back cover reads:
"Sheba Journeyed Across the Desert with a Caravan of Riches,
Only to Find the Greatest Treasure of Them All. So Can You.
When it comes to famous queens of the Bible, we know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. Now meet the wise one, the queen of Sheba, who traveled to Jerusalem to test the mind and heart of a king.
Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all.
Shedding new light on this ancient biblical role model, Liz Curtis Higgs unveils timeless wisdom for all who aspire to please the king of Kings."
What I appreciated most about this book was how Liz didn't read into the story more than what God put there in the Bible. Drawing on the biblical account and reliable historical resources, she gives us an accurate account into the story. I was surprised at just how much could be gleaned from her story. Chapters included delve deep into the heart of the Christian woman today: It's Good to Be Bold, It's Good to Be Open, It's Good to Seek Wise Counsel, It's Good to Be Humbled, It's Good to be Honest, It's Good to Encourage Others, It's Good to Praise God, It's Good to Give Generously, It's Good to Receive Graciously, It's Good to End Well, and It's Good to Be His. It also includes an excellent study guide, perfect for turning this book into a life-changing Bible study. I highly recommend this book to every Christian woman. The Queen of Sheba has a lot to teach us all.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.