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The Women of Easter

Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene

Liz Curtis Higgs

Category: Inspirational

About The Women of Easter

This Season of Grace,
Deepen Your Faith in God
Who So Loved the World
that He Gave Us His Son.

 
You’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
 
What a trio. What a Savior!
 
Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.

"The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!"
—Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering

“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent

"The Lord's resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history. You and I will watch these ancient scenes unfold through the eyes of the three women who were witnesses, who were there. Just the thought gives me goose bumps. All three Marys will show us what happens when we encounter a loving Savior and are transformed. That's what Lent is all about. A time of renewal. A season of grace."
—Liz Curtis Higgs

Praise

“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times bestselling author of Fervent

 “Liz Curtis Higgs has an incredible way of giving us a fresher, deeper understanding of God’s Word. In The Women of Easter, she takes us right into the days surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, where we find our contemporary concerns reflected in the faces of the women who witnessed His ministry firsthand. And we see for ourselves the love of a Savior who laid down His life so we might live free. This book is the perfect companion for Easter and beyond!”
—Jennie Allen, founder of IF:Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove

“In this beautifully tender yet scripturally deep book, Liz Curtis Higgs gives us a chance to view Easter through brand-new eyes. A fresh point of view from women who knew Jesus best and loved Him most.”
—Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

“Liz Curtis Higgs is a sister of mine, perhaps the wisest and most joyful sister of them all. She knows the women of the Bible, and she loves the women of our day. Most important, she knows what it means to have a dramatic encounter with Jesus. In The Women of Easter, Liz reveals and allows us to relive the extraordinary effect Jesus had on the lives of Mary, Mary, and Mary. Through these pages you will be inspired by the insightful prose of Liz and the life-changing power of the Savior.”
—Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Grace Is Greater

“The highly gifted Liz Curtis Higgs wows us again with her insightful and delightful look at the women of Easter. This book will stir a resurrection in your own heart and open your eyes to the wonder and beauty of the cross.”
—Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back with Joy

“Liz Curtis Higgs has crafted a book that is unique and profound in its intimate look into the lives of the women who served Jesus throughout His ministry. The Women of Easter reminds us that Jesus has always used women to propel His kingdom in mighty ways. This book will challenge women everywhere to step faithfully into their calling with full abandon and worship.”
—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

"Readers of Liz Curtis Higgs’ books will not be disappointed in this latest volume....As the story unfolds, readers meet Mary of Nazareth and learn what she might have been thinking about.  At the crucifixion readers see not only Mary, Jesus’ mother, but also Mary Magdalene and other women.  It is interesting that only the women stayed at the feet of Jesus while he was on the cross and women who went to where he lay to find the tomb empty.  When he rose on the third day, it was a woman, Mary Magdalene, which Jesus showed himself to.  After Jesus showed himself to the disciples and rose to his father, the disciples went to the upper room.  With them were Mary of Nazarene and other women.  Were Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalene with them?  We don’t know, but there is a likelihood the women would be there. Readers will definitely enjoy this book, and the study guide at the end of the book makes it appropriate for group use. Recommended."
—Congregational Libraries Today

About Liz Curtis Higgs

In her bestselling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene.   She is the author of more than 30 books, with more than 4.6 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 the author of the award-winning novels Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the 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.  On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, PhD, 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 parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian. Visit Liz’s website, LizCurtisHiggs.com.

Featured Videos

Liz Curtis Higgs and Kyle Idleman discuss the Women in the Bible

A conversation with Liz Curtis Higgs and Kyle Idleman about the Women of the Bible

Liz Curtis Higgs and Kyle Idleman talk about some of the Good Girls of the Bible

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jan 3, 2017

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12

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About The Women of Easter

This Season of Grace, Deepen Your Faith in God Who So Loved the World that He Gave Us His Son.   You’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours and then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection. What a trio. What a Savior!   Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of the women of Easter. “Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.” —Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent

Press Release

Multi-Million-Selling Author & Bible Teacher Helps Readers Experience the Wonder of Easter
by Looking Through the Eyes of Three Women Who Were Transformed by Jesus


“Liz Curtis Higgs has crafted a book that is unique and profound in its intimate look into the lives of the women who served Jesus throughout His ministry. The Women of Easter reminds us that Jesus has always used women to propel His kingdom in mighty ways. This book will challenge women everywhere to step faithfully into their calling with full abandon.”
Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women
                                                              
When Jesus taught, these women listened. Where Jesus walked, these women gladly followed. And because Jesus loved them, these women loved and served Him with their whole hearts. 
 
In The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene (WaterBrook, 1/3/17) Bible teacher and award-winning novelist Liz Curtis Higgs combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture to help readers experience Easter anew by exploring how these women’s lives were transformed by Jesus.  
 
Mary of Bethany prepared the way for the Lord’s burial when she anointed His feet and filled the air with her perfume.
 
Jesus’ mother, Mary of Nazareth, remained by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering.
 
Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supported her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaimed the glorious news of His resurrection.
 
With her conversational writing style and gift for uncovering spiritual and cultural insight, Higgs expertly engages both the mind and emotions of her readers. As each ancient scene unfolds, she explores the powerful life-altering situations that occurred in the weeks leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection and applies them to modern life.  

Readers will come away with a richer, deeper understanding of the character of God and the power, love, and mercy that were on display at the Cross.
 
A study guide is included in The Women of Easter to help readers dig into Scripture and apply it to their lives.
 
More Praise for The Women of Easter
“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent
 
“Liz Curtis Higgs has an incredible way of giving us a fresher, deeper understanding of God’s Word. In The Women of Easter, she takes us right into the days surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, where we find our contemporary concerns reflected in the faces of the women who witnessed His ministry firsthand. And we see for ourselves the love of a Savior who laid down His life so we might live free. This book is the perfect companion for Easter and beyond!”
Jennie Allen, founder of IF: Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping sisters and seekers experience the depth of God’s love. Higgs is the author of more than 30 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her million-selling series, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, It’s Good to Be Queen and 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart. She has spoken at 1,700 women’s conferences in all 50 states and 14 countries. A former radio personality, Higgs has appeared on more than 700 media outlets including NPR, “Focus on the Family,” “Life Today,” PBS and A&E. She and her husband, Bill Higgs, just celebrated 30 years of marriage and share their life together in a 19th century farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
Visit her online:
Bible Study Blog: http://www.LizCurtisHiggs.com
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LizCurtisHiggs
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/LizCurtisHiggs 
Pinterest: http://www.Pinterest.com/LizCurtisHiggs             

Christian Living/Women
ISBN 978-1-60142-682-6 ● Hardcover ● 240 Pages ● $14.99 U.S./$19.99 Canada
eBook ISBN 9781601428929 ● $11.99 U.S./$13.99 Canada

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By Ginny Blankenship

This was a refreshing look at some of the key people that are often overlooked in the telling of the Easter story, the women.  I love Higgs writing style, how she makes you feel like she is sitting across the table with you over a cup of coffee-just chatting.  And looking at the Easter story through the eyes of the women involved gave a new perspective to one of the greatest events in the world.

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By Brenda Veinotte

This Season of Grace,Deepen Your Faith in GodWho So Loved the Worldthat He Gave Us His Son.You're about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord's burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of...

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By Diane Kinney

She has done it again!  Liz Curtis Higgs has a gift of telling a Biblical story in a way that brings it to life without dishonoring the truth.This time it's the Easter story through the eyes of the women who were there.  More than just what happened, but the story that includes how they may have felt, what they may have seen, and what it was like for them to experience it.  It is a great way to study the death and resurrection of Jesus from...

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By Taylor Etheridge

I started this book in the weeks leading up to Easter and I was so glad I did. Liz is a writer I have learned from for years and years & this book was incredible. I loved the rich details and the care with which the author wrote about these women... all the while pointing the reader back to Jesus. I highly recommend this book if someone is looking for a book to read in the lead up to Easter... or anytime!

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By Jose Gonzalez

A beautiful book written about the three Mary's of the bible and how their individual stories and journeys marked some of the most memorable moments in biblical history. This book inspires you to persevere and become all that God has created you to be. I enjoyed the study guide and the questions challenging you to look deep in your heart for God's own revelations to you.I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for a...

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