The Women Of Easter
It's hard to believe, but Easter season is already (quickly) approaching! With that in mind, I decided to check out Liz Curtis Higgs' latest book, The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene. Liz is a prolific writer and I've read many of her books. She never fails to encourage me with her open, honest, and encouraging writing style. The back cover says:
"This Season of Grace,
Deepen Your Faith in God
Who So Loved the World
that He Gave Us His Son.
You’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
What a trio. What a Savior!
Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.
"The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!"
—Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering
“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent
"The Lord's resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history. You and I will watch these ancient scenes unfold through the eyes of the three women who were witnesses, who were there. Just the thought gives me goose bumps. All three Marys will show us what happens when we encounter a loving Savior and are transformed. That's what Lent is all about. A time of renewal. A season of grace."
—Liz Curtis Higgs"
The Women of Easter covers "the three Marys" and the events surrounding Jesus' death and resurrection. It's divided into 8 chapters and includes a study guide as well. Written in Liz's usual easy style, this book is no fluff piece. Although it's an easy and fun read, it's also absolutely jam-packed with Scriptures, lessons, and theological and spiritual truths. This book is the perfect companion to the pre-Easter, or lenten, season. I am working my way through this book leading up to Easter and I highly recommend it. It would also make a nice book to use for a small group Easter study or even a book club or ladies Bible study. I love Liz and this is another outstanding book by her!
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.