Sunday, April 3, 2011
Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
As I finished reading Bad Girls of the Bible (And What We Can Learn from Them) by Liz Curtis Higgs, I was wishing I was a part of a women’s Bible Study Group to carry on the discussion sections of the book. This book was a very well-written book about ten of the “bad girls” found in the Bible, such as Eve, Potiphar’s wife, Rahab, Lot’s wife, Delilah, and several others. The book was laid out in a format such that each chapter covered one woman—beginning with a fictional parallel story of a woman today, followed by the Scriptural record of each one, and a discussion of her and how she relates to each of us today.
The book was written in a friendly conversational tone, easy to read, and compelling to follow. She related these “Bad Girls” to each of us, whether we consider ourselves to be a “bad” or “good” girl. These women all had characteristics that can be seen in our lives today, and we are challenged to overcome these tendencies
I definitely liked this book. It was an enjoyable challenge read by myself; however I think I would have enjoyed it even more if read and discussed as part of a group Bible study. It could easily have been used in this format, as each chapter has great discussion questions included at the end of each chapter.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
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