Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them  -     By: Liz Curtis Higgs
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Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

WaterBrook Press / 2013 / Paperback

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This is the signature book that launched Higgs's unique brand of "girlfriend theology," now updated with a contemporary look and with study guide included. In looking at what we can learn from biblical women gone bad through her "novel approach to Bible study," Liz brings to life ancient stories and unforgettably reveals how timeless truths of the Bible apply to today's woman. With more than 1 million books sold in the series, this newly-repackaged edition appeals to women of all ages and stages of Christian faith.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 270
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0307731979
ISBN-13: 9780307731975
UPC: 9780307731975
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Publisher's Description

"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."
Publishers Weekly
 
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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Bad Girls of the Bible

"Liz takes—with humility and humor—the evangelical message and puts it in a lens that anybody can look through. A truly remarkable accomplishment."
—Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

"The entertainment value of the book is obvious, but the take-home extra is the Bible study. 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 aWoman of Excellence

"A fresh concept—looking at what women have done wrong to figure out how we can live right. The conversational style and friendly, relational, upbeat tone (so true to Liz) are wonderful—sassy and yet challenging and inspirational. And the questions are top-notch!"
—Ramona Cramer Tucker, former editor, Today’s ChristianWoman

"Liz has brought a blended format of fiction, biblical commentary, and thought-provoking questions to each of these characters. I love the way she slips modern-day flesh on biblical truth."
—Darlene Hepler, former director of women’s ministries, Church of the Open Door, Elyria, Ohio

"Bad Girls of the Bible is not only a hoot to read, it is full of serious warnings about shaky choices and serious encouragement to take God’s way for our own good."
—Gloria Gaither, author, speaker, and lyricist

"I love Liz’s work! She entertains while teaching and leaves me with points to ponder long after. Her insights are fresh and exciting and will draw readers back into the Word."
—Francine Rivers, best-selling author of Redeeming Love

"I loved the down-to-earth realism. Instead of an airbrushed, plastic feel, Bad Girls of the Bible jumps off the pages with fresh, relevant, and engaging applications."
—BeckyMoltumyr, Brookside Church, Omaha, Nebraska

"In her creative, fun-loving way, Liz retells the stories of the Bible. She delivers a knockout punch of conviction as she clearly illustrates the lessons of Scripture."
—Lorna Dueck, former co-host of 100 Huntley Street

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  1. Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very approachable book--great for a women's group
    November 19, 2013
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    Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I got this book to study with a small group. Everyone loves the book and we have great discussions. There are discussion questions in the back which really help apply the story and Biblical principles to our lives. I especially enjoy the contemporary version of each story. It helps me relate better to the character and the point of the story.
  2. Spruce Grove, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This book is funny and insightful.
    November 9, 2013
    Mishka
    Spruce Grove, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Higgs once again brings to life the stories in the bible. She creates good narratives that get right to the heart and then helps us learn how to apply these biblical stories to our lives. I love how she adapts each bad girl story to a more modern narrative.
  3. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 28, 2013
    Crystal
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am using it as a bible study with some friends. It is perfect. It has a great message.
  4. North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    LOVED IT!
    August 9, 2013
    My Book Addiction
    North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM by Liz Curtis Hughes is a Christian/Women/Bible Study. A humorous look at the Bad Girls of the Bible,Eve, Potiphar's Wife,Delilah,Lot's Wife,Michal,Sapphira,Jezebel,Woman at the Well, Rahab and the Sinful Woman. A powerful story of ten women,bad girls of the Bible are showcased with a bit of fiction added. We all have sinned and fell short. Each and every one of us,including these women. Some of the women of the Bible, had no names, or we never hear of them, such the Women at the Well, the Sinful Woman,Lot's Wife, Potiphar's Wife, how humiliating that must have been, to be only called as whoever's wife,sister and such. Powerful and filled with humor,what not to love. A wonderful look into these women's lives, as well as a little fictional story included. There is even a bit about the author and her own trials and tribulations. Oh and a bible study is included. Once again, Ms. Hughes is a powerful storyteller,her characters,those we know and love,those who are fictional, and those we don't like so much are powerful,charming and realistic. If you would like a look at the tramps of the Bible, although, some are not tramps,pick up "Bad Girls of the Bible" you will be glad you did. I loved it! It is humorous,it is tearful,and you will find you have learned something of the Bible you didn't know or understand before. What a novel approach to a Bible Study! I would recommend it for anyone who loves to read humorous stories with a touch of fiction,a touch of truth and a great read. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: SWEET

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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