You know Ruth’s story. Now meet her in person. And prepare to be changed.
Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi’s hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.
With best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs by your side, you’ll tarry in the corners of their ancient houses, listen to their conversations, and consider every word of every verse until you can say, “I totally get the book of Ruth. And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags-to-riches redemption story—he has a plan for my life.”
Girl, does he ever!
Think of it as time travel without gimmicks, gizmos, or a DeLorean: a novel approach to Bible study that leaps from past to present, gleaning timeless truths that speak to the heart.
Praise for The Girl’s Still Got It
“This is by far the most interesting, encouraging, and applicable book on Ruth I’ve ever read. Liz is brilliantly profound as she makes the Bible come alive in a fresh, enlightening way. I kept finding myself saying, ‘I didn’t know that!’ Plus, Liz’s trademark wit makes this book so much fun to read. I give this book my highest recommendation.” —Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author of Made to Crave and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“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 The Resolution for Women
“Liz has a profound gift. She can pull back the curtain of history, and suddenly we are weeping with Naomi, kneeling beside Ruth, and celebrating a God who redeems our stories in outrageously beautiful ways. You will love this book!” —Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People (and those who pretend they’re not)
“Liz is authentic, hilarious, and theologically substantive. Every time I have the privilege of hearing her teach or reading something she’s written, I come away with a bigger, clearer picture of Jesus. Her new book about an Old Testament girl named Ruth—which is ultimately about God’s redemptive affection for all of us—is a must read!” —Lisa Harper, author of Stumbling into Grace
“Liz’s genius, sensitivity, and humor are reflected on every page. I’ve taught the book of Ruth many times, but, oh, did Liz introduce me to insightful, ancient cues that deepened what I thought I knew. You’re going to fall in love with The Girl’s Still Got It—and with Liz!” —Jan Silvious, author of Same Life, New Story
“Liz Curtis Higgs has done it again! With her thorough research, spontaneous wit, and extraordinary attention to every detail of Ruth’s life, Liz will have you laughing and crying at the same time while being challenged with poignant choices that apply to your own life. This book sings of hope, redemption, and lasting joy. I highly recommend it for personal and small-group study.” —Carol Kent, author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place
“I love Liz. I love Ruth. Put them under the same roof, and you have my full attention. Liz is the consummate storyteller, and Ruth is a woman with a story worth knowing. It worked for me. Big time!” —Patsy Clairmont, author of Stained Glass Hearts
“Liz has certainly still got it! You’ll laugh, learn, and love Liz’s contemporary parallels to Ruth and Naomi. She brings them alive, vividly helping us identify with their hopes and hurts. Like us, they faced enormous storms, but also—and Liz makes this so clear—they learned to trust the Lord of the Storm. Liz’s astounding research will teach you valuable history—yet all the while you’ll feel like you are curled up with a novel.” —Dee Brestin, author of The Friendships of Women and Falling in Love with Jesus
“Liz Curtis Higgs has taken this remarkable story and made it come alive! With delightful humor and well-researched insight, Liz presents Ruth’s story as it truly is—the story of you and me. For we, too, have been chosen and deeply loved by a Kinsman-Redeemer who went to such extravagant lengths that he left heaven and interrupted eternity just to make us his own.” —Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
“The first time I heard Liz Curtis Higgs speak, I fell in love with her wisdom, her grace, and especially her infectious laughter. It has been the very same for me with this book. She had me at the first sentence, bent over the pages, underlining like a crazy woman, writing notes in the margins, and laughing out loud along with her. Liz writes with the mind of a scholar, the heart of a novelist, and a beautiful wit. I cannot wait to huddle my girlfriends around our kitchen table and study The Girl’s Still Got It.” —Angela Thomas, author of Do You Think I’m Beautiful?
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.
The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs - Book Trailer
“The last biblical famine had occurred during Joseph’s time, and God had put that one in motion too: “He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food.”
That sovereignty thing in action? Right. God really is in charge, and he really does know what he’s doing. The famine in Egypt made a way forward for Joseph “till the word of the Lord proved him true.”17 And that same famine, terrible as it was, brought Joseph’s brothers to his door for a God-ordained reunion.
Whenever heartache, loss, disappointment, stress, or any of the other stuff we hate comes our way, it helps to remember that hard times are purposeful, meant to refine and redirect us. They’re not arbitrary or random, and they’re definitely not cruel. If I’m going to suffer, at least let it be for [ … ]
“Resist the urge to say you’re too old, too young, too busy, too scared, too worn out, too washed up, too anything to be useful to God. Truth is, you’ve always been part of his love-the-world plan. Need proof? From the day he formed you in your mother’s womb, God has watched over your every step, making sure you got where you needed to go. When you stumbled, it was God who steadied you. When you fell, it was God who rescued you. When you lost your way, it was God who carried you home. Why? Because he knows you fully, loves you completely, and holds you close to his heart. God will never give up on you…You claim a special place in his Big Picture.”
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Three WaterBrook Multnomah Titles Named Finalists for
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2013) WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is proud to be recently honored by Christian Retailings naming three of its titles as finalists for Christian Retailings annual BEST Awards.
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown (May 2012/WaterBrook Press), by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author Eric Blehm, was nominated in the Auto/Biography category. This heartrending and inspiring story of Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Brown, who overcame tremendous odds in his rise to the top tier of the U.S. military: SEAL Team Six, appeared on TheNew York Times Bestseller list for 17 weeks and will release in paperback on May [ … ]
Liz Curtis Higgs wants to help women of all ages get excited about studying God’s Word. Check out her FREE GUIDE to using The Girl’s Still Got book and DVD to facilitate your next Bible study or small group.
Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It, recently appeared on LIFE Today with James Robison to discuss how God uses the lives of Ruth and Boaz in the Book of Ruth to demonstrate his love and redemption for us today. Click here to watch the full interview.
A Note from Liz Curtis Higgs:This September thru November well be reading through my new book on Ruth, one chapter a week. Then each Wednesday Ill offer my take on the Study Guide questions and invite your comments. Easy, right?
For busy girls like us, this is a Bible study that worksat home or on the road, at your computer or on your smartphone. Read the chapter when you can, check the blog when you like, and share your thoughts when youre ready.
Why study the girls (and guys) of the Bible? Because they help us understand God’s character. Through the fickleness of his people, he reveals his unchanging nature. Through their neediness, he demonstrates his compassion. Through their rash behavior, he exhibits his patience. Through their sinful choices, he shows us what mercy looks like. Through their bitter complaints, he proves his capacity to love the unlovable. Through their disloyalty, his faithfulness shines.
Excerpted from The Girls Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs
What have you learned about God’s character from your studies of the individuals in God’s Word?
New York Times best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It, interviewed on “The Good Life.” Click here to listen to Liz talk about the awaiting adventure in studying the lives of Ruth and Naomi.
This is a bit of a different read for me. The Girl's Still Got It is a story about
biblical figure Ruth, and boy is it a good read. It's been a while since I read
this book, but it is still worth a review. Higgs write about the story of Ruth
in a way that makes it easy to read. Not only does she include the story from
the Bible, but she includes history to help you really understand what was
going on back in Ruth's time.
If you are a...
I really enjoyed this book! The story of Ruth is one of my favorites and Liz did an amazing job of pulling out things I'd never noticed before and giving such detail to things that oh my, I now see Ruth and Boaz as this beautiful love story! She brought their story to life for me. I love the way God weaves things together. I had forgotten Boaz's mother was Rahab - a fact Liz brings up when talking about how both women left their homeland,...
Stop. Hold the phone. THIS is the book you've been looking for to read with your Bible Study group or accountability partner. You need a devotional for the ladies' fellowship luncheon in a couple of weeks? Or maybe you just need a little spiritual lifting up during a tough month? This is IT! Liz Curtis Higgs is a kindred spirit. She totally gets the girl talk and makes the Bible into a girly read. Do yourself a favor and order a copy of The...
This is the first of Liz Curtis Higgs' books that I have read, so I didn't know what to expect with her writing style. In short, I loved it! I tend to gravitate towards books & studies that are more Scripture-driven that topic driven... maybe its the Bible College student in me, I don't know. Because of that, I have read a handful of books, devotions and commentaries on the book of Ruth. This is by far the most engaging, entertaining and...
Engaging. Relevant. Thought-provoking. Entertaining. All of these words (and many more) describe this book so well! Liz Curtis Higgs has written yet another insightful and well-researched Bible study that is bound to become well-loved.
"The Girl's Still Got It" is a verse-by-verse study on the book of Ruth, and it is definitely one-of-a-kind. The author's style and tone make it such an enjoyable read while still challenging you with the...