The Women of Christmas
Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna
Sep 17, 2013 | 224 Pages
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Sep 17, 2013 | 224 Pages
About The Women of Christmas
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.
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
About Liz Curtis Higgs
In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.
Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Ruth, and Naomi to eighteenth-century Scotland, also have invited readers to view these familiar characters in a new light. Now, with The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offers 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 is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her popular nonfiction books include Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Rise and Shine, and Embrace Grace.
She’s also a best-selling novelist, creating both contemporary and historical fiction, including her latest award-winning novels, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. And she’s written five books for young children, including Go Away, Dark Night.
Her children’s Parable Series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her nonfiction book Embrace Grace won a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, and her novel Whence Came a Prince received a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle was named 2010 Best Inspirational Romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, Mine Is the Night, was a New York Times bestseller.
Liz was also an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman for ten years. Additional articles by Liz have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia. And more than 4,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God.
A gifted professional speaker, known by her audiences as An Encourager®, Liz has presented more than 1,600 inspirational programs in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries, including Israel, Thailand, Portugal, and Indonesia. When the National Speakers Association honored her with their Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only thirty-five women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame. Her alma mater, Bellarmine University, presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College in 2010.
Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines, as well as on Salon.com, Beliefnet.com, Spirituality.com, HopeforWomenMag.com, Kyria.com, and many other websites. She has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MS•NBC, NPR, TBN, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Shine TV New Zealand, Radio Pulpit South Africa, Focus on the Family, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, and Midday Connection on the Moody Network.
On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved!) parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian. Visit Liz’s Web site: www.LizCurtisHiggs.com.
224 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Sep 17, 2013
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 12
I recieved a copy of this book for free, in return for my honest opinion. My opinion and review are solely my own and I was not compensated in any way.This book was not an extremely long book, and I was able to finish it relatively quickly. I loved the authors style of writing and the new way she brought these inspirational ladies stories out in the book.Each chapter began with a beautiful theme and I shared many of the chapters and verses...
This was a great book for my to dive into before the Christmas holidays and it was a nice and different Christmas read! It only took me a few days to read it and this book takes a look at the lives of Elizabeth, Mary and Anna and their relationship to the birth of Christ. Liz Curtis Higgs does a wonderful job of referring to the Scriptures and the cultural background of the times, to give us glimpses into these women's lives. I loved...
This book is a very powerful look into the women that was part of the background of Christmas. It was very eye-opening for me to delve into the birth of our Lord thru the eyes of the women that touched his life even if it was for a brief time. To see what each of these precious ladies went thru is just amazing. Elizabeth was not a young girl and had been barren for a long while in a time period that a wife could be looked down upon for not...
In December, I read The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs. It's an easy read and the author is a great storyteller! This book is not your typical advent story, but rather it focuses on 3 women of the bible; Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. Each chapter unfolds as we dive into the lives of these 3 women and how it relates to the birth of Christ. The book is filled with Christmas carols and hymns, which introduce each chapter, which makes it...
I must admit I love to read anything that Liz Curtis Higgs writes... so when I was offered a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I grabbed it from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program. I quickly realized this book is a treasure! In the midst of a very busy, hectic, rushed Christmas season - the time I spent reading this book was calming, relaxing, and worshipful. I saw Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna in a new...