Item description for Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview The best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible encourages women to let go of past mistakes and disappointments, teaching them how to accept the gift of divine forgiveness and embrace the freedom that God's grace offers.
Publishers Description The forgiven life. The grace-filled life. It begins with an embrace. Wherever you are spiritually, whatever you have been through emotionally, you are already enfolded in the arms of One who believes in you, supports you, treasures you. He is waiting for you to embrace him in return. To accept the gift he's offering you. To listen for the whispered words you've longed a lifetime to hear: "You are loved. All is forgiven. "
Community Description The forgiven life. The grace-filled life. It begins with an embrace. Wherever you are spiritually and whatever you have been through emotionally, Embrace Grace brings the welcome, life-giving message that you are already enfolded in the arms of One who believes in you, supports you, and treasures you. God is waiting for you to embrace him in return, to accept the gift he's offering you, and to listen for the whispered words you've longed a lifetime to hear: "You are loved. All is forgiven." Join Higgs, the best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible as she helps women let go of past mistakes and disappointments. Learn how you can accept the gift of divine mercy---and embrace the joyful freedom that grace provides. Reflection questions are included at each chapter's end.
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From Publishers Weekly Higgs, bestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible, offers a sweet but
substantial gift book about accepting God's grace and leaving the past behind.
Higgs's personal history includes "a lost decade of sex, drugs, and rock 'n
'roll," and though she doesn't focus on her past, she writes believably as
someone who struggled with accepting grace herself. Each chapter contains
multiple Scripture verses strung together with comments she's received from
readers (such as, "I don't feel I am worthy of having God forgive me of my
sins and weaknesses. I feel like a failure.") and reflections from her own
life. She walks through several stages of receiving grace-including doubting
that grace could be possible, confronting sin, forgiving yourself and
repenting. Readers will feel at ease with Higgs's down-home style that's never
preachy. Higgs aims to provide "a field guide, tracing a well-worn footpath
from doubt to belief, pointing us away from shame and toward hope." She
succeeds, and readers who are looking for more insight from this former Bad
Girl will be very thankful. (Sept. 19) Copyright 2006 Reed Business
Awards and Recognitions Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life by Liz Curtis Higgs has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2007 Winner - Women's Nonfiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life by Liz Curtis Higgs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 09/01/2006 page 58
Publishers Weekly - 07/10/2006 page 71
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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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life?
The Little Book That Could Feb 1, 2007
Embrace Grace is a little book with a powerful message. It's appropriate for anyone who's struggled with feeling worthy of grace and mercy, compassion and encouragement. Liz Curtis Higgs delivers a message of hope and help for the hurting. She shares her own and others' experiences on the path to not just accepting God's grace, but embracing it.
Embrace Grace Jan 9, 2007
This books was very spirit led. I read it with my bible study group; however, on an individual basis it would be very worthwhile also! It is a quick read, with individual chapters divided easily for devotional type reading. I highly recommend this book! Embrace His Grace & Forgiveness!!
Wasn't What I Expected, But Good Jan 8, 2007
This was not what I expected, however, it was good reading, but sometimes a little confusing. I wasn't expecting the writer to be as laid back as she was, and thought there would be more suggestions on how to's, but it was more of experiences that were shared.
Big Hug from God! Nov 12, 2006
I heartily recommend "Embrace Grace" to every woman regardless of her situation. If you've ever struggled with shame, guilt, depression, or feeling unloved by God, this book is for you! For those who feel like they don't belong, who lack faith, who have a past they are ashamed of . . . or for those who just need to feel loved and accepted, this book will feel like a big hug from God as He embraces you in arms of grace and forgiveness. Order several copies . . . one for yourself to read again and again, and some to give to your friends. Our ministry is about hope . . . and that is what you will find in this book. We're very excited to see what God will do in your heart as you soak in His love through the words of Liz Curtis Higgs.
Profoundly encouraging book... Oct 28, 2006
Embrace Grace is one of the most encouraging and insightful non-fiction books I've read that addresses the forgiven life that can only be found in Christ. Liz discusses a multitude of topics based on e-mails she has received from women who were hurting and needed assurance that their Heavenly Father loves them and has forgiven them. I received comfort within the pages of Embrace Grace that I, too, am not exempt from God's ever-reaching power and all-encompassing grace. For me the most powerful chapter was "Embrace Sin." What? You ask. Embrace sin? Here's the subtitle. "How could he love me after all I've done?" This chapter includes both before and after salvation. It still gives me goosebumps and I get a little choked up when I think about it. Very powerful. A must read. Need I say more?