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Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved By A Flawless God | [Liz Curtis Higgs]

Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved By A Flawless God

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.
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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.

©2007 Liz Curtis Higgs; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    Linda Martin West Santa Fe, New Mexico 02-17-13
    Linda Martin West Santa Fe, New Mexico 02-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading Lynn Austin's historical fiction. Her books oh the Civil are awesome as well.

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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you listen to Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible again? Why?

    I love the way Liz weaves modern day women into the lives of timeless Bible stories. When I finished with each chapter I felt like I had spent time with each character personally. I highly recomend this book.


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    Ragina Pleasantville, IA, United States 09-28-12
    Ragina Pleasantville, IA, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible the most enjoyable?

    Liz is a great communicator and reader, I loved knowing it was her own voice reading the book.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Liz has done her homework and her writing was very insightful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I believe her comments regarding the restoration of relationship between Leah and Rachel. Jealousy can tear apart so many families over such trivial things, it is nice to realize that those relationships can be resolved. Of course Rachel's desires had to be fulfilled before mending could occur!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Timeless. I understand the focus of the book is to show us how God used totally human people, just like us, to do His good works for and through. So that we can see how we can be close to God and used for His work. Technology has changed, but people and our emotions, desires and fears are the same now as they were then.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, wish I had it both in hard copy and audible... but will listen to it again to make sure I didn't miss anything as my mind was distracted by my eyes :)

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    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12 Member Since 2011

    An audible addict:)

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    What did you love best about Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible?

    The fact that I can associate with the girls


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    Everything


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    She make this book come alive!!!! Love her voice and sense of humor


    If you could give Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Will not change anything of this book


    Any additional comments?

    My 16 year old daughter was hooked to this book!!!

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