Monday, July 2, 2012
Review: The Girl's Still Got It! Liz Curtis Higgs
Another great Liz Curtis Higgs book, The Girl's Still Got It, was released July 10th!
Even the title is encouraging, isn't it?
What a privilege to read this book early and share my thoughts. I've long admired Ruth; and, so has Liz Curtis Higgs. What girl, for we're all girls inside, hasn't longed for a redeemer, a benefactor to save the day? Crazy about us? All the better. We all need someone to save us from ourselves, our circumstances, our habits, and our future.
The Girl's Still Got It is the nonfiction retelling of one of the most beautiful stories of love and redemption ever. I mean ever.
Taken directly from the Book of Ruth, Mrs. Higgs uses fourteen versions of The Word, to create a word picture of the amazing story of Naomi, Ruth the Moabitess, and Boaz. The drama of the situation is beautifully and skillfully related as we climb into Mrs. Higgs' time machine and travel back to the time of the Judges. Careful research and the art of the storyteller combine to make this a book that I will read again.
Facing life as a widow, Ruth gave up everything to go with Naomi, her mother-in-law, to Bethlehem. She showed herself true to Naomi and to the God of Israel with hard work and absolute devotion to Naomi. Naomi and Ruth develop through the pages of the Book of Ruth as God changes their hearts and circumstances.
A longing for a kinsman redeemer grew within me as I read of Boaz, Ruth's redeemer. Tenderness, mercy, kindness, self-confident, protective, all the things we long for are all wrapped up in Boaz and in our ultimate Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus.
The Girl's Still Got It gets 5 stars from this girl.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.