Monday, December 26, 2016

The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs

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The Women of Easter
by Liz Curtis Higgs

ISBN-13: 9781601426826
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

Source: ARC review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
You re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours and then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection. What a trio. What a Savior!

Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of the women of Easter.

My Review:
The Women of Easter is a Bible study focusing on the women involved in Easter events (from Mary's anointing of Jesus' feet to after Jesus' resurrection). The author went verse-by-verse and commented on events. She provided cultural background information so the reader could better understand and visualize events. She also suggested what various emotions people might have felt during those events. There's a short study guide in the back with questions for further discussion or thought.

The book is very readable, and I found it to be encouraging and full of grace. I suspect I'll often read it around Easter time as a devotional. I'd highly recommend this book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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