Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of this popular and unforgettable study with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires. So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these “other women” in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide
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When it Comes to Badness, There's Nothing New Under the Sun In her best-selling book Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs breathed new life into ancient stories depicting eight of the most infamous women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Delilah. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, Bad Girls already has helped thousands of women experience God's grace anew by learning more about our nefarious sisters. And there are more where they came from! With Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz reveals the power of God's sovereignty in the lives of other shady ladies we know by reputation but have rarely studied in depth: Bathsheba, the bathing beauty. Jael, the tent-peg-toting warrior princess. Herodias, the horrible beheader. Tamar, the widow and not-so-timid temptress. Athaliah, the deadly daughter of Jezebel. And three ancient women whose names we do not know but who have much to teach us: the ashamed Adulteress, the bewitching Medium of En Dor, and the desperate Bleeding Woman. The eye-opening stories of these eight "Really Bad" women demonstrate one really life-changing concept: the sovereign power of God to rule our hearts and our lives with grace, compassion, and hope.
"Author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs brings her best-selling book, Really bad girls of the Bible, to life in this fast-paced presentation introducing eight truly bad belles"--Container.
Bestselling Bible study series from Barbara J. Essex introduces fourteen new stories of biblical "bad girls"
Since the release of Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible, women like you have clamored for more–more in-depth teaching in a workbook format, more information on using the books in small group studies, and more ways to share the grace and sovereignty of God. Now, that hands-on help is here–in two practical workbooks that will make God’s Word, and the stories of your biblical sisters, come alive for you! From Eve to the Woman at the Well, Delilah to Sapphira, the Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook will bring you closer than ever to women of Scripture whose lives are filled with important lessons and insights for women today. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE REALLY BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE WORKBOOK. Maybe you’ve already read Bad Girls of the Bible and are now ready to dive into a deeper study of those wild women…and a deeper understanding of yourself. Or you might plan on getting together with a whole group of women to study Bad Girls of the Bible, chapter by chapter. Wonderful! Either way, through the pages of this workbook, I’ll be right there with you, encouraging us all to grow in grace–Liz Curtis Higgs
Good Women Behaving Badly A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. “A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
"Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness." --Publishers Weekly Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar's Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot's Wife and Michal couldn't let go of the past, Sapphira couldn't let go of money, and Jezebel couldn't let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! "When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, 'Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?'" --from Bad Girls of the Bible Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide A Novel Approach to Bible Study More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz's unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God's grace anew.
Barbara Essex brings to life the Bible's "bad girls" - notorious women we love to hate. Exploring lives filled with betrayal, deception, rejection, jealousy, and exploitation, Essex looks beyond the notoriety to show us women of exceptional boldness, courage, determination, and independence. These stories tell us about women we know - women not that different from ourselves. This twelve-week study is designed for women and men, laity and clergy, who seek fresh ways to preach and teach the stories of biblical women.
Bad Girls of the Bible Study Guide consists of approx. 46 pages of summaries and analysis on Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs.
These bad girls are not really girls at all. They're women that have their own agendas. Drama, trickery and even deception, are things to be expected from bad girls, but these were real women with real problems and real goals. What can we learn from them today?Bad girls have fun, but they also face consequences. In Bad Girls Of The Bible, we'll explore some scandalous situations and how they apply to the modern world, in poetry. Do bad girls really have more fun? Click the Buy Now button at the top right corner and find out.
The few popular Bible stories about women are often presented in black and white—the women were good or bad, Ruth or Jezebel. But most of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes. Good Girls, Bad Girls invites readers to take a more nuanced look at 12 women in the Old Testament, to explore their lives more deeply in historical context, and to grasp what these stories might mean to women today. T. J. Wray, a biblical scholar, asks readers to consider whether Jezebel was really as bad as generally believed, and includes women ranging from the infamous Delilah to the mysterious Witch of Endor. Impeccably researched and beautifully written, Good Girls, Bad Girls will appeal to both individual readers and groups interested in learning what the Bible really has to say about these twelve important women.
Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament takes readers on a powerful journey through twelve amazing stories of women whose paths intersect, either by providence or design, with the paths of Jesus or Paul. This book goes beyond simply telling the story of a sole biblical woman to challenge readers to explore the enduring lessons the ancient writer sought to impart.
Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar's wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot's wife and Michal couldn't let go of the past, Sapphira couldn't let go of money, and Jezebel couldn't let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these bad girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun. -- Container.
The veil has been lifted. Discover the Gospel truth about the most myth-understood woman of the New Testament. Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? An adulteress? The wife of Jesus? An ancient goddess? Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible, combines heartfelt contemporary fiction with extensive biblical research to bring to life the real Mary Magdalene of the Bible. With her own eyes, she saw him. With her own ears, she heard him. With her own hands, she touched him. Unveiling Mary Magdalene opens with the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a madwoman adrift in modern Chicago. Her moving story, closely paralleling the biblical account, is followed by a verse-by-verse study of the first-century Mary Magdalene and her life-changing encounters with the Christ. “Liz has done it again! What hope and promise this will bring.” —Kay Arthur “The unforgettable portrait of a courageous woman.” —Rebecca St. James
Original dramas about women in the Bible who have done brave and courageous deeds for the glory of God. Using the Bible as my foundation, I bring in history and thought provoking scenarios to entertain and enhance discussions. These eight women, Rachel, Miriam, Manoah's Wife, The Widow of Zarapheth, Dorcas, Lydia, Priscilla and Phoebe are somewhat lesser known women of the Bible. Discover and be entertained as these women speak in first person and share their life story with you and find out what you can learn from them. Please visit my website: biblesbadgirls.com for a complete list of all my works.
Since the release of Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible, women like you have clamored for more–more in-depth teaching in a workbook format, more information on using the books in small group studies, and more ways to share the grace and sovereignty of God. Now, that hands-on help is here–in two practical workbooks that will make God’s Word, and the stories of your biblical sisters, come alive for you! Discover what Bathsheba, Herodias, Tamar the Widow, and five other biblical Bad Girls can teach us about themselves, about us, and about the God who created us all in the Really Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE WORKBOOK.
This study focuses on the character qualities of the woman depicted in Proverbs 31. We also examine snapshots of over twenty different women in the Bible - the good girls and the bad girls - who either exemplify these qualities or noticeably lack them. Their mistakes and triumphs will teach us how to walk in the path of the Proverbs 31 woman.
Learn more about how God works through strong-willed women! More is what you’ll find here: more in-depth teaching in a workbook format, more questions that help you grasp the lessons each story offers, and more ways to embrace the grace and sovereignty of God. This companion workbook brings Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible even closer to home, taking you deeper into the stories of Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel–five strong-willed wives and mothers, greatly loved by God. Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook “If you’re reading Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible on your own, the workbook lets us sit side by side as I guide you through each chapter of these women’s lives. If you’re using the book and workbook in a small-group setting, think of me as an unseen sister cheering you on and helping you delve further into the biblical material. The goal here is personal growth, not pages full of ink, so take your time and savor the journey.” –Liz Curtis Higgs