Friday, February 03, 2017

Book Review: The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs

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When Liz Curtis Higgs releases a new nonfiction title, it is a must-read for me! Her retelling of bible history and personalizing of the characters make it impossible to put her books down until it’s finished.  The same can be said about her new release, “The Women of Easter.”*

This book does not give separate biographies of these women.  Instead, Liz unfolds the entire Easter story: the step-by-step, chronological journey of Jesus’ last days, incorporating passages from each of the gospels and weaving in the lives of women and their importance to Jesus’ ministry. 

Read about Mary and Martha and their love and dedication for their beloved friend Jesus; Mary, the mother of Jesus and witness to the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene and her proclamation of the Resurrection, plus other women who had a significant part of Jesus’ ministry, some even mentioned by name in the gospels.

These women had such perseverance, staying close to Jesus through the crucifixion and burial. "This is one of the most important lessons these women teach us.  Where He leads, follow Jesus. Whatever pain you are enduring, keep your eyes on Jesus.  Even when hope seems gone, stay close to Jesus." (page 165)

In addition to the accounts so lovingly personalized by the author, there are the accounts of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, the betrayal and the crucifixion, with additional commentary to make the story come even more alive.


Another thing of note is that the author provides a study/discussion guide in the back of the book, which makes this title an excellent choice for a book club. 

Be sure to add this newest release to your list, it’s one that you won’t want to miss!

*Affiliate links included in this post. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books (www.bloggingforbooks.com) book review program. I was not required to write a positive review; the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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