Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible

Flawed Women Loved By A Flawless God
Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Can you relate?

You can see yourself in every slightly bad girl of the Bible. I had the hard copy of Bad Girls of the Bible and loved it. This just digs in a little deeper but was fun to listen to and yes, I can see myself in some of the women in the bible.

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Very Edifying!

I have been a Christian for a while and I believed I knew these women and their stories. That was an assumption. I just learnt about them. Liz portrayed these women - backed by scripture - in full color. I was so refreshed after reading this book. I was consumed by God's love for me! How He uses the weak things to confound the wise. How God loves us! Thank you Liz!! I'm looking forward to my book club discussion.

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love it

I have now read 2 bad girl of the bible and are ready for the next one 2 more to go then I'll find more by liz curtis higgs. Thank you so much liz some time I feel like you are talking right to me

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Forgiven

The stories in “Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible”
gave me enough hope that I may, I can and I must forgive myself because I was reminded of how being chosen and blessed by God gives me all the assurances that He has already and completely forgiven me. All I had to do was be willing to ask.

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Absolutely brilliant!

Liz Curtis Higgs, and her written works, never disappoint! She is a giftes storyteller, as well as Biblical teacher. I can't wait to hear/read another one!

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Love this book

I find myself sad Hagar. Then Rachel and Leah were put in a situation and decided to turn to God. It is a story of endurance, hope, and love.

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Great Book!

Liz Curtis Higgs is a wonderful author. Love all her books! She really brings the characters in the Bible to life!

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Just exceptional!

I thought this was eye opening to say the least. Liz had me laughing quite a few times throughout the book. I learned so much & have recommended this to so many women already. A great purchase. Thank you Liz!

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great lessons thru testimony

Liz never disappoints and always reveals a down hgt side of the story I haven't seen before. I love that she finds humor in the Lord's method of dealing with us. love to listen to her speak.