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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Curtis Higgs Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Higgs revisits the well of biblical women for this continuation of her hugely successful Bad Girls of the Bible series. Whereas Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible tackled the Jezebels and Salomes, often demonstrating that these women were not as nefarious as later traditions would suggest, this one takes a different tack, looking at five good girls of the Bible and finding them seriously flawed.

Focusing on Genesis, Higgs looks at Sarah (a control freak), Hagar (who was filled with bitterness), Rebekah (a conniving schemer who played favorites with her sons), Leah (another schemer) and Rachel (who was consumed by jealousy). One theme that emerges clearly is how fertility, or the lack of it, dominated these women's lives in a patriarchal culture.

As always, Higgs's tone is chatty and girlfriendish, addressing the listener in the second person as she emphasizes the lesson-and the humor-in each woman's tale. And as always, this one capably blends fictional vignettes of contemporary bad girls with in-depth exegesis of their biblical counterparts' stories. Higgs also reveals her own foibles as she weaves personal anecdotes into each chapter, underscoring the book's overall theme: even faithful women can sometimes be hurtful and selfish. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Dyer | 2/15/2014

    " I like how Liz brings these women a little closer to us. She's funny but still grounded in the Gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/13/2014

    " As always, Liz Curtis Higgs humanizes Biblical women of ancient times and makes their lives and life experiences practical and comprehendible for a contemporary audience. Her tone is light--reading the book almost feels like chatting with a Southern girlfriend. Her research and support for her observations is sound and well executed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/11/2014

    " I love Liz Curtis Higgs' emphasis in this book on the issue of control, and learning to trust God. I think every woman struggles with this, and it helps to see ourselves in the women of the Bible so we can learn how to overcome this tendency. Some people complain that she takes "liberties" with the Bible stories by creating modern-day counterparts, but I find the contemporary stories to be very helpful. They help me relate the ancient Bible stories to my life and make them more applicable to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jansie | 2/4/2014

    " Hmmm. Well, read this if you are a newbie to the Old Testament. Otherwise, you know all the stories and you've probably analyzed them and this book would just be a fresh, girls p.o.v. of those same stories. Fun to read, but not terribly interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 1/30/2014

    " Very informative, funny and inspiring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/18/2014

    " I liked how this book linked the old bible stories to modern day examples. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Romonia | 1/14/2014

    " Digs into the lives of biblical matriachs w/a modern day spin. Doesn't beat you over the head w/religion. Easy read, cute in a corny way. Enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/9/2014

    " This study helps us learn from Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. The ladies, like we've done at one time or another, made decisions that had serious consequences. Thankfully, God loves us anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 timothy johnson | 1/3/2014

    " Guess I'm the only guy to read this book?! Good lessons, feet storyteller, sermon fodder extrordinare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 10/31/2013

    " Again, in the series of 'Bad Girls of the Bible' This time they were only "slightly" bad. I really enjoyed this book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/25/2013

    " None of us is perfect and this book reminds us that God loves us with all our flaws. Watched the video presentation and now reading to get all the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 8/9/2013

    " A fun look at some of our favorite ladies if the Bible. They were just as flawed as we are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 7/22/2013

    " I loved how the author compared real life scenarios to the biblical stories. It made me see the women of the Bible in a different way, and it was actually interesting to hear their stories, especially because I think women in the Bible tend to be ignored more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anissa | 6/13/2013

    " this surprised me with how good it was. very insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 4/6/2013

    " I went to a seminar that Ms. Higgs spoke at. Wonderful inspiring speaker, and same goes for all her books! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 3/25/2013

    " I thought it was a very insightful book on the relationships in the book of Genesis. I gained a new perspective on some of the women in that book of the Bible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/17/2013

    " it's okay to have flaws... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/10/2013

    " I really liked the way that she writes! She's fun-loving and light. I loved all of the information she went over and the way that she delivered it. Her take on some of the stories was very interesting and I loved her modern-day examples. It really made you feel for the Bible characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/20/2012

    " I liked the book, I went through it with a Bible study group and that was fun, we used the questions that go along with it. It was good for learning about women of the Bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 9/23/2012

    " Fascinating---maybe things don't change as much as I thought! The author does a great job of contrasting women of thousands of years past with ones of today--brings it all to life. Must read her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 9/7/2012

    " The author connects women of the Old testament to modern stories and lives. Interesting enough that I'm going to read "Really Bad Girls of the Bible" next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 6/6/2012

    " A good read. Much less dry and less heavy than many Bible study books and, therefore, much more readable. I couldn't get into some of the present-day stories, so didn't like those much. However, they were brief and the main focus was on the Biblical characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 4/17/2012

    " soooo much better than that gross Fresh Brewed life book yuck "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Miller | 2/27/2012

    " I loved how she broke down the verses and added interesting facts/commentary. I hated her questions and when she tried to "fill in" what the Bible left out. I'm also not the biggest fan of her sense of humor. BUT, I did learn some new things about myself and these Bible women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 2/12/2011

    " Fascinating---maybe things don't change as much as I thought! The author does a great job of contrasting women of thousands of years past with ones of today--brings it all to life. Must read her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 12/22/2010

    " Good read. Liz certainly can draw good truths out of the stories of Sarah, Hagar,Rebecca, Leah and Rachel.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/20/2010

    " it's okay to have flaws... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/23/2010

    " I thought it was a very insightful book on the relationships in the book of Genesis. I gained a new perspective on some of the women in that book of the Bible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/7/2010

    " I loved how she broke down the verses and added interesting facts/commentary. I hated her questions and when she tried to "fill in" what the Bible left out. I'm also not the biggest fan of her sense of humor. BUT, I did learn some new things about myself and these Bible women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/5/2009

    " I liked the book, I went through it with a Bible study group and that was fun, we used the questions that go along with it. It was good for learning about women of the Bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/28/2008

    " None of us is perfect and this book reminds us that God loves us with all our flaws. Watched the video presentation and now reading to get all the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anissa | 7/23/2008

    " this surprised me with how good it was. very insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/2/2008

    " The author examines the lives of women in Genesis (except Eve who was a really, really bad girl). I learned some new things and saw how I share some of the characteristics of these women.

    The author has a chummy "girlfriend" tone but I will probably read her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/16/2008

    " I really liked the way that she writes! She's fun-loving and light. I loved all of the information she went over and the way that she delivered it. Her take on some of the stories was very interesting and I loved her modern-day examples. It really made you feel for the Bible characters. "

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About the Author
Author Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of over two dozen books with 4.5 million copies in print, including her armchair travel guide to Scotland, My Heart’s in the Lowlands, and her bestselling Scottish historical novels Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award winner Whence Came a Prince, Grace in Thine Eyes, and Here Burns My Candle, the riveting prequel to Mine Is the Night.