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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Curtis Higgs Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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