The Girl’s Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs is a Bible study of the book of Ruth. Higgs defines “it” as value, significance, vibrancy, and worth, with something meaningful to offer.
The preface, renamed “Before We Dive In,” is important to read. Higgs explains why she thinks the readers “still got it,” and exactly what to expect from the study. One point she makes is, “These women make things happen rather than wait for things to happen.” A point I hadn’t thought of is, “The women are strong, and the men are mostly…um, weak.”
The chapters of study are one part extensive research with abundant references in the back of the book, one part storytelling with sensory details like itchy sackcloth, and one part chatty girlfriend talk complete with honest self-disclosure and delightful humor.
A small warning to younger women: you may need to Google the Cleavers and Marty McFly. Other than that, what’s not to like?
This study works well for either one woman with her morning cup of joe at the kitchen table or work desk, or a group of girlfriends meeting over cups of Starbucks's cappuccino. – Lynn Brown, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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.”
Girl, does he ever!
Think of it as time travel without gimmicks, gizmos, or a DeLorean: a novel approach to Bible study that leaps from past to present, gleaning timeless truths that speak to the heart.