Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Girl's Still Got It
Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi’s hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.
With best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs by your side, you’ll tarry in the corners of their ancient houses, listen to their conversations, and consider every word of every verse until you can say, “I totally get the book of Ruth. And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags-to-riches redemption story—he has a plan for my life.”
If you have read any of Liz Curtis Higgs' Bad Girls books, you will recognize a similar look at the story of Ruth in The Girl's Still Got It. And if you've never read anything by her . . . well, this is a good place to start.
Liz combines the Biblical story, carefully researched manners and customs of Bible times, and her own special wit to bring to life the Old Testament love story. A major message in the book . . . bigger than the love between Ruth and Naomi, bigger than the love between Ruth and Boaz . . . is the greatest love story of all, the love of God and His provision of a Kinsman-Redeemer for each and every one of us.
Readers get the chance to step back in time and silently observe the action playing out on the stage in Moab and in Bethlehem. Through Liz's masterful storytelling style, you "see" the expressions on the faces, "feel" the tension among the characters, and share the sorrow and the joy of their lives. Even though you may already know the "happily ever after" end of the book, you can enjoy the fresh look at the familiar story.
If you are interested in using the book in a book club or Bible study, Liz has provided a short set of discussion questions and a more in-depth study guide at the end of the book. She also includes a list of resources for further reading and study. There is also a companion DVD to supplement your study.
Whether you're interested in a good book for your own enjoyment or to participate in a group study, I would recommend that you "Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World" in The Girl's Still Got It. The book is scheduled for release in July 2012.
This book was provided free of charge by Blogging for Books for my honest review.
View a book trailer for The Girl's Still Got It and watch Liz in action with her fun Righteous Ruth Rap.
Liz Curtis Higgs has been telling tales since she attempted her first novel–handwritten in a marble notebook–at the tender age of ten. Successful careers in broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children's books honed Liz's storytelling talents, bringing her back to her first love–writing fiction–at the turn of the 21st century.
A gifted speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs has presented more than 1,500 inspirational programs for audiences in all 50 United States as well as Germany, England, Canada, Ecuador, France, and Scotland. In 1995, Liz received the highest award in professional speaking, the "Council of Peers Award for Excellence," becoming one of only forty women in the world named to the CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association.
Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the country, and she has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Focus on the Family, and Janet Parshall's America.
Liz is the author of 22 books, with 3 million copies in print. Her fiction to date includes two contemporary novels and three historical novels.
On the personal side, Liz 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 Kentucky with their two teenagers, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats. For more about Liz, visit her Web site: www.LizCurtisHiggs.com.