Really Bad Girls Of The Bible
I've always loved Liz Curtis Higgs' books, and I was excited that her publisher was issuing a reprint of Really Bad Girls of the Bible: More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women with a new Bible Study and Discussion Questions included. In this version of the Bad Girls series, Liz discusses eight "really bad girls" from the Bible and what we can learn from them, including the Medium of En Dor, Jael, The Adulteress, Athaliah, Bathsheba, Herodias, Tamar the Widow, and The Bleeding Woman. The book description reads:
"Discover the Truth About
from the Bible’s Really Bad Girls.
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 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 widow’s weeds for a harlot’s 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 Bible’s cautionary tales.”
Really Bad Girls of the Bible shines a spotlight on God’s 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"
Like all of Liz's books, I loved this one. I don't have a perfect past, and I always appreciate writers who don't, either (in the introduction of the book, Liz gives us a peek into her "bad" past). I like learning from the less-than-perfect women of the Bible, because I can often relate to them. Each chapter starts off with a modern, fictional account of the biblical version and then delves into the biblical account with Scriptures shared and applications drawn from the story. A rich Bible study guide for groups or individual use is included for each chapter. I enjoyed going through the questions and getting further depth from the book. Liz's writing is open, honest, and extremely practical. I highly recommend this book to every Christian woman.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.