Bad Girls of the Bible
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Provides a modern retelling, the Biblical text, and historical background of the stories behind Eve, Potiphar's wife, Lot's wife, Delilah, and other women portrayed with imperfect characteristics.
Eight of the Bible's most notorious females strut across these pages with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.
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
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.
This study explores the traditionally misunderstood or despised women of the Bible and reveals what their stories have to tell us today. Included are questions for reflection and discussion.
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
Bestselling Bible study series from Barbara J. Essex introduces fourteen new stories of biblical "bad girls"
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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Christianity Today 5-Star Review Publishers Weekly Review Foreword Reviews Indie Awards Finalist Gain a greater understanding of gender in the Bible through the eyes of a diverse group of evangelical scholars who assert that Christians have missed the point of some scriptural stories by assuming the women in them were "bad girls." Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world where women rarely divorced even one? Did Bathsheba seduce King David by bathing in the nude? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? While many have written studies of the women in the Bible, this is a new kind of book--one in which an international team of male and female scholars look afresh at vilified and neglected women in the Bible. The result is a new glimpse into God's heart for anyone, male or female, who has limited social power.
Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament takes readers on a powerful journey through the vast landscape of Roman-occupied Judea during the first century and the genesis of Christianity. This landscape serves as the backdrop for twelve amazing stories of women whose paths intersect, either by providence or design, with the paths of Jesus or Paul. Some of these women are familiar, such as Mary, the mother of Jesus, while others, like the wife of the infamous Pontius Pilate, are lesser known. Whether she is popular or obscure, good or bad, each woman’s story is an important part of the overall Christian narrative. Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament invites readers to take a more nuanced look at twelve stories that feature women, to explore their lives more deeply in historical context, and to understand the real story that includes both men and women. The book goes beyond simply telling the story of a particular biblical woman to challenge readers to explore the enduring lessons the ancient writers sought to impart. These timeless lessons are as important for us today as they were thousands of years ago.
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."
A novel approach to Bible study invites readers to step through the portal of time and experience the day-to-day lives of Ruth and Naomi, gleaning from their rags-to-riches story the assurance that God is at work to redeem each loss and disappointment. Original.
Explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna and how they each allowed God to enter into their hearts.
An exciting new brand and storybook to help girls grow into brave, confident daughters of the King. Young girls will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their faith by getting to know our Brave Girls—Hope, Gracie, Glory, Faith, and Honor—five modern-day friends who relate to today’s readers! The girls are each very different, but they all love Jesus and love each other. They share their strengths and struggles and how they discover bravery in women in the Bible. In this full-color, illustrated Bible storybook, the Brave Girls help readers learn important lessons from more than thirty women in the Bible, including Eve, Sarah, Rahab, Esther, Mary, and Lydia. Through their lives, readers will learn such valuable truths as: God loves me even when I mess up. God has a plan for me. My faith is important to me. I can share my faith. Your brave girl will love this exciting new brand that meets the marketplace’s need for stories about real girls who are living out their faith. Written by Jennifer Gerelds and illustrated by renowned artists Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, Brave Girls Bible Stories will soon be joined by two 30-day devotionals—Faithful Friends and Better than Perfect—as well as the Brave Girls Study Bible. Trim Size: 7 x 9
From Cain to Pontius Pilate, this book presents the stories of 14 well-known men of the Bible who are strong and weak, faithful and challenged.
With an eye for the humorous even in the most trying circumstances, Liz Curtis Higgs encourages women with her message of hope and laughter in these three bestselling books. Exploding the myth that only thin is beautiful, One Size Fits All and Other Fables looks at the ways women can fight the world's perception of what they should be, and feel good about it. Only Angels Can Wing It tells about the challenges women face keeping up with the day-to-day pace without losing sight of the really important things - God, family, and yourself. Help! I'm Laughing and I Can't Get Up continues her honesty-with-hilarity approach to life that will have every woman seeing herself dealing with - and conquering - both the ridiculous and the real obstacles we all find in our daily journey.
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have. Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice. Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.
Do bad girls really have more fun? Surveys say no. The women who are most likely to enjoy sex are married and religious. In other words, they’re Good Girls! But good girls know that making sex great isn’t about acting trashy. It’s about recognizing what God really designed sex for, and then learning how to reap all these benefits and joyfully enjoy your husband. Frank and contemporary, this ebook download of The Good Girls’ Guide to Great Sex will give the newly engaged and new brides—and some veteran wives—a Christian place to turn to answer their most intimate, and embarrassing, questions. In a conversational style, with lots of humorous anecdotes, the book will show that sex isn’t just physical: it’s also an emotional and spiritual experience. And we’ll learn why commitment in a Christian marriage is the perfect recipe for a sex life which is out of this world!