The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna  -     By: Liz Curtis Higgs
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The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna

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Meet the women who played pivotal roles in Christ's birth! Elizabeth is barren, yet trusts God's promise. Mary is a virgin, but says yes when God asks her to bear his Son. And prophetess Anna proclaims the Messiah's arrival. Unpacking each verse from the Gospel of Luke, Higgs illuminates their love, faithfulness, and obedience to God.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.18 (inches)
ISBN: 1601425414
ISBN-13: 9781601425416
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God Reached Down from Heaven with the Best Gift of All
 
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God.
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.

Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.

Author Bio

Liz Curtis Higgs is a popular conference speaker, who has presented inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries. She is also the author of more than thirty books, with 4.5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction study of Ruth, The Girl’s Still Got It, her best-selling series, Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, her award-winning Scottish historical novella, A Wreath of Snow; and a series of children’s books, including The Pine Tree Parable.
Liz is happily married to Bill Higgs, who serves as director of operations for her speaking and writing office. They share their life together in a nineteenth-century farmhouse near Louisville, Kentucky.
 

Endorsements

"Breathtaking! The Women of Christmas is tender and joy filled and funny and faithful. With genuine warmth, profound wisdom, and refreshing wonder, Liz Curtis Higgs offers up a perfect seasonal blend-just what every woman in the midst of Christmas needs. I savored every word." - ANN VOSKAMP, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

"Liz Curtis Higgs ably mines the Scriptures, revealing undiscovered treasures in the familiar story. Through the pages of this powerful little book, we get to peer into the hearts of these women and find our own hearts melting at the beauty of God’s grace." - NANCY GUTHRIE, author of the Bible study series Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

"This season delight your friends with an early gift of The Women of Christmas, inviting them to see how Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna were part of God’s great plan to rescue us. As Liz puts it, 'Never doubt for a moment that women matter to the Almighty.'" - DEE BRESTIN, author of Idol Lies: Facing the Truth About Our Deepest Desires

"The Women of Christmas invites us to steal away with our Savior during the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest seasons of the year. In her warm and welcoming voice, Liz Curtis Higgs draws us into the compelling stories of the women who surrounded our Messiah's birth and encourages us to consider our own relationship with him. An inspirational and biblically rich devotional. What a wonderful way to experience Christmas!" - KELLY MINTER, author of Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break

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Praise for The Women of Christmas

"Breathtaking! The Women of Christmas is tender and joy filled and funny and faithful. With genuine warmth, profound wisdom, and refreshing wonder, Liz Curtis Higgs offers up a perfect seasonal blend—just what every woman in the midst of Christmas needs. I savored every word."
—Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

"Liz Curtis Higgs ably mines the Scriptures, revealing undiscovered treasures in the familiar story. Through the pages of this powerful little book, we get to peer into the hearts of these women and find our own hearts melting at the beauty of God’s grace."
—Nancy Guthrie, author of the Bible study series Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

"This season delight your friends with an early gift of The Women of Christmas, inviting them to see how Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna were part of God’s great plan to rescue us. As Liz puts it, ’Never doubt for a moment that women matter to the Almighty.’"
—Dee Brestin, author of Idol Lies: Facing the Truth About Our Deepest Desires

"The Women of Christmas invites us to steal away with our Savior during the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest seasons of the year. In her warm and welcoming voice, Liz Curtis Higgs draws us into the compelling stories of the women who surrounded our Messiah’s birth and encourages us to consider our own relationship with him. An inspirational and biblically rich devotional. What a wonderful way to experience Christmas!"
—Kelly Minter, author of Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break

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    menkens
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    As with other Liz Curtis Higgs books, this one I found to be very interesting and lots of "food for thought" ... page 19 "He chose her -- an older woman with an unproven womb -- in order to display his power, his might, his authority. And he blessed her to honor her faithfulness. The truth is, God's strength is fully revealed when our strength is fully depleted." Just one of many thoughtout the story of Elizabeth, Mary & Anna!

    I am hoping to do as a small group study later on this year because I would definitely enjoy the thoughts of others!
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    Love all Liz Curtis Huggs books. She has great insight into God's word and brings to live with humor and everyday understanding.

    This is an excellent book I would recommend to anyone.
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    Wonderful! Thank you Liz Curtis Higgs!
    January 18, 2014
    deandeib
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    Gave copies to both my Wife and 14yr old Daughter for Christmas. They both LOVE the books and spend time discussing sections after they've read them. I know the book will have a lasting impact on each of them and they will have a richer understanding and much greater appreciation for God's servants Elizabeth, Mary and Anna for all their Christmas's to come! And yes, also for The Baby In The Manger who made it all possible!
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    Insightful meditations for the soul
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    Debby
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    Liz Curtis Higgs has such a unique and refreshing understanding of biblical characters and allows her readers to experience a deeper and very special perspective of the emotions they must have felt, emotions that we also experience. This book was given as gift to the special women in my life, sisters, friends, and co-workers.
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    I have ordered from Christian Book Distributers and have never been disappointed. Wasn't this time either. Great book.
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