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Really Bad Girls of the Bible

More Lessons from Less-Than-Perfect Women

Liz Curtis Higgs

Category: Inspirational

About Really Bad Girls of the Bible

Discover the Truth About
God’s Sovereignty
from the Bible’s Really Bad Girls.
 
Eight of the Bible’s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.

The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged her widow’s weeds for a harlot’s garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.

 
“Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book's ‘bad girls’ become downright sympathetic.… Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to ‘good girl’ tips they can apply from the Bible’s cautionary tales.”
—Publishers Weekly
 

Really Bad Girls of the Bible
shines a spotlight on God’s sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.
 
Includes Discussion Questions and a Study Guide
 
A Novel Approach to Bible Study

Praise

Praise for the Bad Girls of the Bible series

“Liz Curtis Higgs’s unique use of fiction combined with Scripture and modern application helped me see myself, my past, and my future in a whole new light. A stunning, awesome book.”
—ROBIN LEE HATCHER author of Whispers from Yesterday

“In her creative, fun-loving way, Liz retells the stories of the Bible. She delivers a knock-out punch of conviction as she clearly illustrates the lessons of Scripture.”
—LORNA DUECK former co-host of 100 Huntley Street

“The opening was a page-turner. I know that women are going to read this and look at these women of the Bible with fresh eyes.”
—DEE BRESTIN author of The Friendships of Women

“This book is a ‘good read’ directed straight at the ‘bad girl’ in all of us.”
—ELISAMORGAN president emerita, MOPS International

“With a skillful pen and engaging candor Liz paints pictures of modern situations, then uniquely parallels them with the Bible’s ‘bad girls.’ She doesn’t condemn, but rather encourages and equips her readers to become godly women, regardless of the past.”
—MARY HUNT author of Mary Hunt’s Debt-Proof Living 

“Bad Girls is more than an entertaining romp through fascinating characters. It is a bona fide Bible study in which women (and men!) will see themselves revealed and restored through the matchless and amazing grace of God.”
—ANGELA ELWELL HUNT author of The Immortal

“Liz had me from the first paragraph. I was continually amazed how skillfully she dressed the biblical characters in contemporary garments. She made the old stories live again. An exciting work.”
—KALI SCHNIEDERS author of Truffles from Heaven

“Liz has brought a blended format of fiction, biblical commentary, and thought-provoking questions to each of these characters. I love the way Liz slips ‘modern-day flesh’ on biblical truth.”
—DARLENE HEPLER Church of the Open Door, Elyria, Ohio

“With great insight into the challenges faced by ten women who have gone before us, Liz analyzes the driving forces in women’s lives that can cause them to make bad decisions. Invite a group of friends to join you in discussing the issues presented in this book—your lives may be changed forever!”
—VICKY WAUTERLEK The Village Church of Barrington, Illinois

“I loved the down-to-earth realism. Instead of having an airbrushed, plastic feel, Bad Girls of the Bible jumps off the pages with fresh, relevant, and engaging applications.”
—BECKY MOLTUMYR director of women’s ministries, Brookside Church, Omaha, Nebraska

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.

Product Details

304 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jul 19, 2016

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Click Here to download the first chapter of Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs About Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs Discover the Truth About God’s Sovereignty from the Bible’s Really Bad Girls. Eight of the Bible’s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century. The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteresswas caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband.Tamar exchanged her widow’s weeds for a harlot’s garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.   “Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book's ‘bad girls’ become downright sympathetic.… Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to ‘good girl’ tips they can apply from the Bible’s cautionary tales.” —Publishers Weekly Really Bad Girls of the Bible shines a spotlight on God’s sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.

By Francinia Henry

This book is just what the title implies... It speaks on so many realities of our walk with Christ. It's messy, it's challenging, we fall short, but our love for Jesus is GENUINE and REAL. That's part of the heart of this blog. I truly want people to understand that people of faith are just like regular people. Or maybe that's just my testimony. People always tell me that I "have it all together" and I'm so good at this or that. ...

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By Heidi Harris

Once again, Liz Curtis Higgs explores the possibilities of what some of bad girls of the Bible would look like in modern day times.  While much of her thoughts are speculation and opinions (mostly because we don't know FOR SURE all the actual historic details), I appreciate the author's attempt to ponder the possibilities and offer some questions for thought.  More times than a few, I have considered details about the story that I wouldn't...

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By Victoria Watson

I have loved Liz Curtis Higgs books since I first read "Thorn in My Heart". But there is just something about her devotional books that captivates me every time. The women she discusses in this book are: Medium of En Dor, Jael, The Adulteress, Athaliah, Bathsheba, Herodias, Tamar the Widow, and The Bleeding Woman. Some of these women I was not as familiar with as others and loved learning more about them! What I love about this book and...

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By Lindsey Hood

I have read several of Liz Curtis Higgs books and have enjoyed them all! This is the third book in her â??"Bad Girls of the Bibleâ? series and it did not disappoint. She writes about the not familiar/not popular â??"badâ? girls of the Bible such as Tamar, Bathsheba, the Bleeding Woman, and others in this book. One thing I love about this series is that the author shows us that women nowadays still have the same issues as they did back in...

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By Brenda Veinotte

Discover the Truth About Godâ??s Sovereignty from the Bibleâ??s Really Bad Girls.   Eight of the Bibleâ??s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.  The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that...

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