Essay about Bad Girls Of The Bible and What We Can Learn from Them

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Higgs, Liz Curtis Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them. Colorado Springs, Colorado: WaterBrook Press, 1999.

In her book Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them, Liz Curtis Higgs delivers fictionalized, modern stories based on the lives of biblical women. She writes her book in a self-help format so that her readers can relate and compare their lives to the lives of several different biblical women. Higgs hopes that by pointing out flaws and corruption of women in the Bible, it will show modern woman that no one, not even biblical women lead perfect lives. She hopes that by pointing this out, woman will take their lives into personal consideration and strive for a well rounded existence. Higgs used
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They treated her not as a wrecked ship but as a human in need of some serious soul searching. They took her to church and she came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and from that point on into today, Higgs has led a rewarding life in the glory of God. In this book, Higgs main thesis and point of writing is to show contemporary woman that they have more similarities and differences with biblical woman than imagined; both on a simple and or complex level. While writing this book, Liz had four different readers in mind. First, there are the once Bad Girls who have chosen to surrender their old lives for new lives in Christ. Second, there are the occasional Bad Girls who were raised up around church who feel like they have sinned too much. Third, there are the Good Girls who aspire to gain knowledge and compassion for the unsaved women around them. Finally, there are the Good Women who know that there is more to life; they just aren't sure where to search. Higgs labels her readers so that she can really "tug on their hearts," she wants each and every reader to realize that God loves everyone no matter their situation, and that everyone has a shot at the undeserved glory of God. Higgs first introduces readers into the life of a girl named Evie, which is meant to represent the life of the first woman created, Eve. In this portion of the book, Higgs tells her readers that there will always be something out
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