The Girls Are Back in Town
Eight of the Bible’s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.
The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged her widow’s weeds for a harlot’s garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.
Through a unique combination of contemporary fiction, gentle humor, and biblical exposition, Liz Curtis Higgs brings their stories to life. Whether they were Bad and Proud of It, Bad for a Good Reason, found themselves under a Bad Moon Rising, or were Bad but Not Condemned, these eight Really Bad Girls demonstrate one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with grace, compassion, and hope.
“Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book’s ‘bad girls’ become downright sympathetic…. Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to ‘good girl’ tips they can apply from the Bible’s cautionary tales.” — Publishers Weekly
NEW with the 2016 Edition:
- Discussion Questions for Book Clubs ~ now included in the book!
- Study Guide for Bible Study Groups~ now included in the book!
- Audiobook, unabridged and read by the author.
- And a beautiful new cover!
Some useful links to enhance your study of Really Bad Girls of the Bible:
Facebook LIVE February 1, 2018 Live video intro to Really Bad Girls of the Bible and my own Really Bad Girl story
Coming in Spring 2018: Free teaching videos for Really Bad Girls of the Bible on Vimeo
Also coming in Spring 2018: How to Use Really Bad Girls of the Bible as a Bible Study
New for 2018! A weekly broadcast/podcast with Liz on the Faith Radio Network
It’s a prayer come true: a weekly show on the Faith Radio Network, Word by Word with Liz Curtis Higgs, on Saturdays at 9:30am CT or Sundays at 4:30pm CT. Pick the time that suits and listen live on the air or listen online or catch the show later on podcast.
In 2018 we’ll focus on several eye-opening characters from Really Bad Girls of the Bible:
Ready to Listen? Word by Word with Liz Curtis Higgs on the Adulteress
Ready to Print? Word by Word Bible Study for the Adulteress
Ready to Listen? Word by Word with Liz Curtis Higgs on Tamar the Widow
Ready to Print? Word by Word Bible Study for Tamar the Widow
Ready to Listen? Word by Word with Liz Curtis Higgs on the Medium of En Dor
Ready to Print? Word by Word Bible Study for the Medium of En Dor
And just for fun…
I created a colorful Pinterest Board for each of our Really Bad Girls, imagining how their lives might look today. You know, their favorite fashions and footwear, their houses and cars, their eyeshadows and nail polishes…