Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Girl's Still Got it

I had the opportunity to receive an advanced copy of The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs. Liz Higgs is the best selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible.

This book provides an in-depth look at the life of Ruth and her uncertainty about the plan God has for her life. What I love about this book is how relevant it is to the reader. Higgs does a great job of taking you through the life of Ruth, Naomi, Boaz and other individuals that are a part of their lives with the greatest relationship of all, God.  This book could be used as a 12 week Bible study. Really, its a study! It's almost like a commentary, but written as a story so the reader really can engage in the story. 

The Girl's Still Got It - Liz Curtis Higgs
The neat thing about this book, is how  Higgs takes the reader through the first four books of Ruth, phrase by phrase. It may sound boring, but that is the furthest from the truth. Higgs does a great job in utilizing different Bible translations, studies, commentaries, her personal thoughts and prevalent life topics to make this book come alive. I enjoy her honesty, humility, humor and the time she spent researching Ruth. This book is well done, great for a bible study or great to dig deeper into Ruth. Liz did a great job at making Ruth come alive for me and I felt like I could really relate to some of Ruth's struggles. It didn't feel like she was from way back when, but an old friend that I could relate with. I really liked it! I feel like I know Ruth better and understand the way Ruth was written.

At the back of the book, Higgs provides a section on this used as a Bible study. It also says there are a companion set of DVD's. I would be highly interested to do this as a Bible study with my small group.

If you are interested in this book, it will release July 10,2012. Look at amazon or your local Christian Book store. I want to thank Waterbrook Press for allowing me to review this book. The opinions expressed are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

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