Friday, December 30, 2011

Are you bad to the bone? Let’s hope not.

Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
This book was originally published in 1999 and is one of those that I have seen all these years but have skipped over.  Bad Girls is a great Bible study that delves into the Biblical episodes of ten different women and how they dealt with the situations they were in.  Was this women “bad to the bone” and completely turned away from God, or was she “bad for a moment” and came to repentance?  Each chapter looks into that question and gives us questions to think on and lessons we can learn from each of these women. 
This study is highly unique in that each chapter begins with a modernized, fictional account of the Biblical incident for each of these bad girls.  I am impressed how Ms. Higgs was able to spin a modern tale that helps us realize that we are not too far from what these women went through in their lives.  We have every opportunity to fall or turn from God as they did. 
After the “modern” story is done the real portion of Bible study begins.  The sections of Scripture are segmented with commentary and historical background in between.  If you have read any other books by Liz Curtis Higgs then you know she has a one-of-a-kind personality that shines through with her humor and scholarly attention to Biblical accuracy.  The reading is so easy that you forget you are in the middle of a deep Bible study.  Highly recommended.
Would you like to read the first chapter of the book?  Click here!
This book was provided free of charge from Blogging For Books is exchange for and honest opinion.

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