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Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

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“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.”

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Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.

Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.

           

Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!

 

“When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’”

—from Bad Girls of the Bible

 

Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide

 

A Novel Approach to Bible Study

More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz’s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God’s grace anew.

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Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet theWoman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.            Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’”—from Bad Girls of the Bible

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Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, thats not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if theyre honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebels take-charge pride or Eves disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, todays modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

So whats a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved humor writer Liz Curtis Higgs, and by Gods grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those “other women” in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a solid, verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.

Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.

About the Author

Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of more than thirty books, with 4.5 million copies in print. Also an award-winning speaker, Liz has addressed 1,700 audiences around the globe. Liz and her husband, Bill, live in Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307731975
Author:
Higgs, Liz Curtis
Publisher:
Waterbrook Press
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Background
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
5.44 x 6.38 x 0.56 in

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Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet theWoman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.            Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’”—from Bad Girls of the Bible
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, thats not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if theyre honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebels take-charge pride or Eves disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, todays modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

So whats a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved humor writer Liz Curtis Higgs, and by Gods grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those “other women” in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a solid, verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.

Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.

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