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WaterBrook Press Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook

Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in Scripture---Sarah, Mary, Esther---but on most days, that's not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they're honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel's take-charge pride or Eve's disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today's modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

So what's a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says Liz Curtis Higgs, and by God's grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those "other women" in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.

Whether they were "Bad to the Bone," "Bad for a Season, but Not Forever" or only "Bad for a Moment," these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs teaches you how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace. Includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

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Customer Reviews for Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook
Review 1 for Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook
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Very approachable book--great for a women's group

Date:November 19, 2013
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Location:Ohio
Age:45-54
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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.
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Review 2 for Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook
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This book is funny and insightful.

Date:November 9, 2013
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Location:Spruce Grove, Canada
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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.
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Review 3 for Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook
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Date:October 28, 2013
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I am using it as a bible study with some friends. It is perfect. It has a great message.
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Review 4 for Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them - eBook
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LOVED IT!

Date:August 9, 2013
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Location:North Carolina
Age:55-65
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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
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REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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