Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Women of Christmas Book Review

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About the Book

God Reached Down from Heaven with the Best Gift of All

A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God.
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.

Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.(Goodreads)

My Review
Liz Curtis Higgs is one of my favorite "new to me" authors. Everything she writes has meaning, humor, and Biblical values. This book is about the three main women during Christ's birth and childhood. Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. Higgs breaks each story down with Bible verses pointing out details that I have missed before. She asks questions so the reader can realize they were real women, they were people just like me and look at how God used them!
The story of Anna is my favorite because it is not one I have thought about much. She is not talked about a lot but in the few verses there is a lot to take away. As the author wrote she would have been someone to look up to. An older woman who became a widow seven years into her marriage. After that, instead of returning to her family home she stayed in the temple worshiping God and telling everyone about Him. She wanted to be His servant and lived her life in a way that pleased Him. 
Another thing I really enjoyed about this book is how Higgs started each chapter with a song-mostly Christmas songs we all know. Then she picked out one line from that song and used it to lead into her chapter. I like this because it gives me more insight to what the song actually means.  

This is a great book and perfect as you prepare for the holidays. I love the slight humor that goes along with the Biblical truth!

Highly Recommend!!
 "I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for free in exchange for an honest review."

Stop by the author's website to learn more!!

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