Sunday, October 30, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible: A Review

In Really Bad Girls of the Bible: More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women, author Liz Curtis Higgs explores in-depth, the stories of eight bad girls from the Bible, including the Medium of En Dor, Bathsheba, and Tamar.  

Each of the eight chapters begins with a fictional, contemporary take on the story, followed by a verse by verse exploration of the story from the Bible, and finally a section on what we can learn from this particular bad girl.  The book also includes an introduction, a conclusion, discussion questions, and a chapter by chapter study guide.

I really enjoyed Ms. Higgs' conversational style.  The book was very easy to read--I felt like Ms. Higgs and I were chatting over coffee.  I also appreciated the in-depth look at some Biblical women that I'd never heard of.  Their stories help me better understand the overarching story of the Scriptures.  The fictional, contemporary introductions to the bad girls were very effective at drawing me in and peaking my interest.

Bottom line: this easy-to-read book would be an excellent choice for a women's Bible study, and will deepen your understanding of the Bible by providing vivid portraits of eight women in the Bible.

I received this book for free from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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