Bad Girls Of The Bible
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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
Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of this popular and unforgettable study with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires. So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life. With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these “other women” in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide
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
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.
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.
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
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.