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Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

Waterbrook Press 2013 Paperback

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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 humor writer Liz Curtis Higgs, and by God's grace, choose a better path. In Bad Girls of the Bible, Higgs offers a unique and clear-sighted approach to understanding those "other women" in Scripture, combining a contemporary retelling of their stories with a solid, verse-by-verse study of their mistakes and what lessons women today can learn from them.

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, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.

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  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • ISBN: 0307731979
  • ISBN-13: 9780307731975
  • SKU: 9780307731975
  • Release Date: July 16, 2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 0.80 inches
  • Width: 6.00 inches
  • Length: 9.00 inches
  • Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Series Name: WaterBrook Multnomah Bestsellers

About the Author

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs

In her series of best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God's grace anew. Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebecca, Leah, Rachel, and Dinah to eighteenth-century Scotland, have also helped her readers view these familiar characters in a new light. And, her nonfiction book, Embrace Grace, presents her message of hope in an engaging and personal way, speaking directly to the hearts of her readers.

As a gifted speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,500 encouraging programs for audiences in all 50 states, Germany, France, England, South Africa, Canada, Ecuador, Scotland and Indonesia. In 1995, she received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence from the National Speakers Association, becoming one of only 30 women in the world named to their Speaker Hall of Fame.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as on and She has also been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, CBC Canada, and BBC Radio Scotland.

Liz is the author of twenty-five books, with more than three million copies in print. 

Her nonfiction books for women include...

  • Bad Girls of the Bible
  • Really Bad Girls of the Bible
  • Unveiling Mary Magdalene
  • Rise and Shine
  • Embrace Grace
  • My Heart's in the Lowlands (February 20)
Her fiction includes four historical novels and two contemporary novels...
  • Thorn in My Heart
  • Fair Is the Rose
  • Whence Came a Prince
  • Grace in Thine Eyes
  • Mixed Signals
  • Bookends
And she has written five books for young children
  • The Pumpkin Patch Parable
  • The Parable of the Lily
  • The Sunflower Parable
  • The Pine Tree Parable
  • Go Away, Dark Night 
Her children’s Parable Series was awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence in 1998, and her nonfiction book, Bad Girls of the Bible received an ECPA Gold Book Award in 2004 for sales of more than 500,000 copies.  Mixed Signals was a 2000 RWA RITA Finalist in two categories: Best First Novel and Best Inspirational Novel. Bookends was a 2001 Christy Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction. Her four historical novels have all appeared on the Christian Fiction best-seller list, and Whence Came a Prince won a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Fiction.

In addition, Liz is the editor of an annual newsletter, The Graceful Heart, with 15,000 readers, and is a columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine with her popular back page feature, "Women in the Word"  More than 3,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God. 

On the personal side, Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College, and is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill share their 19th-century farmhouse in Louisville with their two offspring, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats.

Liz's Statement of Faith

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
1 Timothy 1:15-16 NIV

I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

I believe that the Bible is God's inspired and perfect Word.

I believe that we are saved by the grace of God alone, and that we obtain that grace freely by confessing our sins and surrendering our will to Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives.

I believe that Christ's gift of salvation assures his followers of eternal life, a life which begins the moment they confess his Name.

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