Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Girl's Still Got It Book Review

Take a Walk with Ruth
and the God Who Rocked her World

SUMMARY:  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 homes, 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 will draw you nearer to the One who knows you fully, loves you completely, and holds you close to his heart.

REVIEW:  Liz Curtis Higgs opens up the book of Ruth in a way I've never seen before except in a full bible study.  She takes the reader back in time and stands with our main characters, explaining events in a detail not normally seen.  The author includes maps, word studies, details about daily life, traditions and some of the restrictions and explains them in a very easy to understand manner.  Also included are short snippets from "Ruths In Real Life" showing modern-day Ruths.  At the end of the book are discussion questions, a study guide you can do on your own or with a bible study group or book club, a list of great reads if you are interested in digging around on your own AND a detailed list of references, scriptures and notes she used in her research.
     This book is awesome and I HIGHLY recommend!!

This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.

Liz Curtis Higgs is a popular conference speaker and the author of nearly thirty books, with more than three million copies in print, including her best-selling non-fiction series, Bad Girls of the BibleReally Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible and her award-winning Scottish historical novels inspired by the biblical book of Ruth, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night, a New York Times bestseller.  Liz and her family live in Louisville, Kentucky.

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