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Overview Provides a modern retelling, the Biblical text, and historical background of the stories behind Bathsheba, Tamar, Athaliah, and other women portrayed with imperfect characteristics.
Publishers Description When it Comes to Badness, There's Nothing New Under the Sun
In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God's grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters.
And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible beheader. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman.
The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.
"Who but Liz Curtis Higgs could so creatively reveal God's compassion, unconditional love, and mercy through such 'Bad Girls' in Scripture?" --Carol Kent, speaker and author of Becoming a Woman of Excellence
"This work is God-breathed, the best ever to come from Liz Curtis Higgs. Absolutely life-changing! You'll alternately weep, sigh, gasp, rejoice--and yes, even giggle. And oh, is it filled with depth and grace." --Diane Noble, best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author who has touched the hearts and funny bones of women around the world for more than fifteen years. As the author of fifteen books, with over one million copies in print, including Bad Girls of the Bible and Only Angels Can Wing It, Liz offers her faithful readers real-life humor and grace-filled encouragement. Liz and her husband, Bill, live with their two children in Kentucky.
Citations And Professional Reviews Really Bad Girls of the Bible: More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women by Liz Curtis Higgs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 09/05/2000 page 90
Publishers Weekly - 07/10/2000
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Studio: Water Brook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2000
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578561264 ISBN13 9781578561261
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More About Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker who has addressed audiences from more than 1500 platforms all over the world since 1986, encouraging women to grow in faith and joy. She is the author of twenty books - including the bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, and Mad Mary.
Liz is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. Her latest release, The Women of Christmas, is a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book. Verse by verse, Liz unpacks the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.
In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathed new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Scripturally sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.
With The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offered a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with one of the Good Girls of the Bible.
Liz also spent a decade as an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Her articles have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia.
Liz Curtis Higgs currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about Really Bad Girls of the Bible: More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women?
Great Study for 2 to 20 in your group Nov 5, 2008
I lead a Faithbooking/Scrapbooking Bible study and was looking for something new and exciting. This was the perfect book for our group because we have ladies from all ages 18 to 65+ in the group. Liz writes like she is talking to us. In fact there have been many a tear shed over this book. We will be getting the next series!! 5 stars and everyone in our group of 20 loved the book.
Another good study book Sep 9, 2008
Liz Higgs books make a very good Bible study reference. The adult Sunday Bible Study group that my wife and I attend at church have recently finished using "Really Bad Girls of the Bible" as the basis of our classes. The group leader has both the book and the study guide. We had previously used "Bad Girls of the Bible", and have justly started on "Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible". My wife especially enjoys reading Liz Higgins books.
The Very Bad Girls of the Bible Jan 14, 2008
Finally all the 25 books arrived. They came from many different vendors. They will be much appreciated by our church woman's group.
So Very Disappointed Sep 11, 2006
I had reservations about it when my small group decided to give this book a whirl, and although I was game and tried to like it, I just couldn't.
Liz's overfamiliar style, her judgemental tone, and pandering to churchy already-good-girls reads like a book that reinforces smugness among the churched.
I especially did not like the way she glossed over the difference in 21st Century standards for women, and instead just judged them against today's free-er women's options and opportunities.
I will say that we had many good conversations because we read the book, but in the end, we were all severely disappointed in the book itself.
Examples of what I mean: some of the "bad girl" scenarios seemed like she was stretching to fill pages, "bad for a good reason" - what?, or nattering on and on about David's sin with Bathsheba - wait, he's not a girl!
Great for Bible study Mar 8, 2006
Our church's women's ministry used this book for our Bible study and enjoyed it tremendously. I could relate to so many of the characters and was so horrified by some of the others! I enjoyed reading about the many relatively obscure Biblical women. We had several elderly ladies in our group who were surprised to read stories they'd never remembered reading before. I liked that Higgs focuses on Biblical women who were strong leaders, even if they were bad for a season.
We laughed, blushed, cried, and enjoyed every minute of discussing this book and how it related to our lives. Her message of grace for bad girls is one we all need to hear. I look forward to reading and sharing more of Higgs' books.