Friday, February 23, 2018
Thought provoking and convicting -- 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path
As she mentions in the introduction to 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path, Liz Curtis Higgs did not just choose the upbeat, feel-good verses from the book of Proverbs to share in this devotional collection. Instead, she asked for suggestions from her friends and readers and chose many passages that convict, provoke deep thought, and step on your toes.
In her signature way of writing with transparency, she shares her own experiences and struggles -- along with touches of her own special brand of humor -- to help readers get all they can out of these gems of scripture.
You can use this book in as light or as deep a method as you want. Simply reading through Liz's comments about each passage shines light that you may have missed on your own read through. The "One Minute, One Step" challenge at the end of each chapter gives a quick and simple way to put some feet to the words you have read. And the study guide at the end of the book gives you an opportunity as an individual or a study group to dig deeper into the scriptures.
I highly recommend this book as a valuable devotional/study for women anywhere in your scripture journey. Thanks to Blogging for Books for providing a copy of this book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
About the Book:
Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Maybe you’re stuck and want to move forward. Or you feel anxious and long to know what’s next. Or you’re ready for an uplifting reminder that God holds your future in His loving hands.
Chosen by hundreds of women as their favorite verses in Proverbs, these thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal how faithfully God honors His promise, “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11).
Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs examines each word with care and adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. For each verse you’ll find a unique “One Minute, One Step” challenge—a do-it-now task that requires one minute or less. You’ll soon discover how practical and meaningful the book of Proverbs is as you apply its ancient wisdom to your thoroughly modern life.
With a study guide included,31 Proverbs to Light Your Path is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a beautiful gift book brimming with encouragement!
About the Author:
In her bestselling series of Bad Girls of the Bible Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. She is the author of more than 30 books, with more than 4.6 million copies in print. Her popular nonfiction books include Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Rise and Shine, and Embrace Grace. She’s also the author of the award-winning novels Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. Her children’s Parable series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her nonfiction book Embrace Grace won a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, and her novel Whence Came a Prince received a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle was named 2010 Best Inspirational Romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, Mine Is the Night, was aNew York Times bestseller.
On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, PhD, who serves as director of operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian. Visit Liz’s website, LizCurtisHiggs.com.