Bad Girls of the Bible Summary & Study Guide

Liz Curtis Higgs
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In Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them, Liz Curtis Higgs examines the lives, situations, and personalities of ten Bad Girls from the Bible. She argues that many women may not connect as well with the Good Girls of the Bible, like Ruth, Mary, and Esther, because earthly women are sinful and mess up from time to time. The Bad Girls of the Bible give women who have their own pasts to deal with examples of what to do or not to do in their own lives. Higgs argues that while women can learn from the Good Girls, they can also learn from the Bad Girls of the Bible as well.

In this book, Higgs chooses ten Bad Girls to focus on. Some of these women play prominent roles in the Bible, while others are barely mentioned. Yet, Higgs argues that they each have something to teach the modern woman about what not to do, as well as how to live a better life in Christ. Higgs includes the following Bad Girls: Eve, Potiphar's wife, Lot's wife, the woman at the well, Delilah, Sapphira, Rahab, Jezebel, Michal, and the sinful woman. She identifies each of them as being bad to the bone, bad for a season, or bad for a moment.

In each chapter of the book, Higgs focuses on a different woman. She begins each chapter with a fictional account, set in modern times, that resembles the story from the Bible of the woman she's examining. Higgs weaves in the Biblical verses about the woman in question with theological commentary and her own thoughts on the situation and the woman herself. In doing so, she provides a greater context for the women, particularly for those that are not named in the Bible and only appear for a short time, such as Potiphar's wife, Lot's wife, and the sinful woman.

After her analysis of each Bad Girl, Higgs includes the lessons that modern women can take away from each Bad Girl. These lessons are designed to help today's women be better Christians, mothers, wives, and friends. Higgs talks about using these lessons to better follow Christ. She also includes a number of discussion questions for each Bad Girl, making the book a good choice for both individual and group reading. The questions are designed to get today's woman to consider how her life and actions are similar to the Bad Girls and how she she learn from their mistakes.

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