For the purposes of book club, one may take a cue from Ruth , "When she had heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them. Thus, it makes sense to offer both red and green grapes during discussion as well as a variety of olives- pitted, stuffed, marinated, etc. While munching, discussion may be facilitated by Higgs generous offering of discussion questions for the purposes of book club as well as more detailed questions for a more frequent atmosphere of book study.
In addition, in lieu of a verbal lashing of the male protagonist, embrace your inner Cupids and share your own personal Boaz stories with one another as a finale to discussion. May 31, christianchicklit rated it it was amazing. Her writing is fabulous and will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next! This story rivals the best of the murder mysteries as a real page turner. While Liz unfolds the story of Ruth, you will get glimpses into the history, the culture, the geography, the laws and the customs of the day.
Sprinkle humor, drama, mystery, tragedy and comedy into a love story and this is the story of Ruth that Liz Curtis Higgs writes about. Although she goes verse by verse and discusses each detail of the book of Ruth, it is never boring or tedious. Just fascinating! I read this book as a Bible Study with a group of women and it was a real treasure. Although there are 12 chapters, we completed the study in six weeks by covering two chapters a week which seemed to be a good pace.
We supplemented reading the book with the corresponding DVD — which includes a 10 minute recap for each chapter with Liz retelling the highlights of the book. It was a good review before our discussion each week.
Check it out. I would highly recommend this book for individual reading There's also a wonderful online blog with Liz answering her own questions and readers contributing their answers. See Liz Curtis Higg's website for more information. This book is a gem and our group fell in love with Liz Curtis Higgs.
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Jul 05, Patricia rated it really liked it Shelves: , non-fiction. The story is well-known and often quoted and because it is so familiar we may think there is nothing new we can learn from it. In this study we learn that there is more to love than good feelings; there is sacrifice, loss, hard work, determination, obedience, trust, and a lot of humility.
We learn about selflessness and the need to not only hold on but to let go. Boaz teaches us about patience, respect, and prudence. Two things that I especially liked about this book were the word studies and the use of many bible translations. By delving deeper into the Hebrew words the text became clearer and gave better comprehension to the meaning. Using many bible translations helps in the understanding of the significance and intent of the verses.
These two tools certainly gave me a clearer picture of the story and its lessons. They are interesting and give perspective about the chapter from women today. There are Discussion Questions and a Study Guide included. Both are thought provoking. And not to be missed at the very back of the book Righteous Ruth Rap. I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for this review. Jan 11, Jennifer Tse rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , christianity.
Liz did an amazing job explaining the book of Ruth in an engaging way. She gives us more background information and described their emotions and circumstances accurately. Although I read Ruth many times since it's one of my favorite books in the Bible, I was very enlightened by her explanations. I feel like I learned more of why Ruth is truly a woman of faith and how I could imitate her obedience and trust in God. I enjoyed the "Ruth in Real Life" sections in the end of his chapter, telling us h Liz did an amazing job explaining the book of Ruth in an engaging way.
I enjoyed the "Ruth in Real Life" sections in the end of his chapter, telling us how real women learned from Ruth and their experiences with their mother-in-laws, meeting their Boaz, etc. I was also touched by how Liz shared vulnerably about her brokenness, what she calls her former bad life, and how she met a Boaz who really accepted and love her for who she is. Most importantly, she points everything back to God - his redemption, grace, and amazing love for us. Favorite Quote P. Boaz urges Ruth to trust him and invokes the Lord's name just as Ruth did when she made her pledge to Naomi.
By taking an oath, which was not done lightly in Israel of old, Boaz means to dispel any lingering doubts or fears. He's not only asking Ruth to stay. He's asking Ruth to rest, both physically and spiritually, trusting God to take care of things. Oct 29, Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviews. There they join Ruth and Naomi as they travel to Bethlehem into what Ruth believes is an uncertain future. May 25, Kate rated it it was amazing. Have you every wondered how you "fit" within the stories of the bible? Dive in and spend some quality time learning about God's steadfast love and why women are valued in his eyes.
Study the Book of Ruth in depth in a way that has not been researched or documented. Easy to read format to digest verses and explanations that can be read in short reading times or in larger chunks. Each chapter in Ruth is broken up into segments that expertly blend ancient times with modern stories. Also has an exte Have you every wondered how you "fit" within the stories of the bible? Also has an extensive thought provoking study guide with discussion questions and chapter bible study. Higgs brings the reader this must read interpretation, modern and down to earth dialogue sprinkled generously with original humor as only she can deliver it!
Spend quality time getting to know Ruth and Naomi and find out why this girl's still got it! I highly recommend this well written and entertaining volume. It certainly changed the way I view the Book of Ruth and my life in general. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review Dec 17, Stephanie rated it really liked it. This is a great book about the story and life of Ruth in the Bible. I chose this book because I thought that it was a historical fiction.
It turned out that the book was more historical than fiction. However, that fact turned out not to be a bad thing.
I knew a lot about the book of Ruth previously, but Mrs. Higgs brought out lots of points that I had never learned, or at least needed to be reminded about. One of the most striking points that she makes in this book was the initiation of Ruth's "ma This is a great book about the story and life of Ruth in the Bible.
One of the most striking points that she makes in this book was the initiation of Ruth's "marriage proposal" to Boaz. Ruth's story is really the story of grace, and Boaz is a symbol of God's grace and love for his people. Isn't it interesting that just like Ruth came to Boaz to beg for his mercy, God also leaves that choice to us. He is waiting and ready to bestow his grace on us, but we have to come to Him and ask This book would be great for an individual study on the book of Ruth, but it would be an awesome book for a ladie's group.
There are study questions in the back of the book Jul 06, Annie rated it it was amazing. She was amazing, a rare combination of hysterically funny, deep and a Biblically sound teacher. I had trouble finding any of her non-fiction books at bookstores and I didn't want to order any. I was finally able to make a trip to a Christian bookstore where I found this book and snatched it up.
Ruth is one of my favorite books in the Bible to study, it seems so simple yet is so profound. Higgs does a wonderful job of breaking this amazing story bit by bit. Her style is very conversational, I felt as though she was speaking directly to me and explaining it in person.
The girl's still got it : take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world
Her style is very casual yet very well researched. I love how for each passage she gave multiple Bible translations so the reader fully understands. I am definitely going to recommend this book to friends and family. Jan 10, Jan rated it liked it Shelves: religious. When I started this book by the fine serious Biblical researcher I thought it would be great.
Our small group used it with the DVD and the further we got into the book and study the less we liked it. Way too much conjuncture on Ruth's mental and romantic state. Almost like women's gossip. The Bible was there and the details which enriched your appreciation of gleaning, being an outsider, old laws. I only liked it a little and found it too be too emotional. Liz Curtis Higgs has written many fine When I started this book by the fine serious Biblical researcher I thought it would be great.
Liz Curtis Higgs has written many fine books and is well thought of as a speaker and author. This isn't one of her better books Jul 09, Linda rated it did not like it Shelves: christian , christian-fiction. I was disappointed in this book. It is more of a commentary than a retelling of the beloved Bible story of Ruth. Every word, almost, is commented on from several different sources. I appreciate commentaries but this was just plain boring.
Jul 26, Sherri rated it it was amazing Shelves: bible-study. I've heard Lyz give her presentation on Ruth and can hear her voice come off the page. Her wit, humor, and style are very evident. Higgs takes you through line by line of all four chapters of Ruth and shows the love and redemptive correlation Boaz and Ruth share as our Lord does to us. Oct 19, Stacey rated it it was amazing. Loved the way Ms. Higgs puts you in the picture and makes you feel as if you are truly witnessing everything.
Apr 03, Laura Lane rated it really liked it. 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. Go Liz! I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review. May 20, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-read-in Ruth, a beloved Bible character is the subject of this book by Liz Curtis Higgs. Ruth was a Moabitis who not only lost her father-in-law, but her husband as well. Death caused a great chasm in the family, but when Naomi determines to return home, Ruth goes with her. What changes await! In this story of faith, family, and determination; Mrs.
Higgs encourages her readers to step into Ruth's shoes. We walk along side, seeing her emotion, feeling her pain. But we also see how much she not only feels Ruth, a beloved Bible character is the subject of this book by Liz Curtis Higgs. But we also see how much she not only feels love for Naomi, but how she grows to love the God of Israel.
We see her work hard and fall in love. What's she still got? The book is well worth reading to find the answer! I love this book and highly recommend it. Ruth is still a great example of the virtuous woman and I enjoy reading books that put me in the time and place she lived. Oct 18, Sarah Tummey rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I went to a concert recently where a songwriter talked about the Hebrew word hesed, which means loving-kindness, grace, etc. I'm glad I knew the word because it was mentioned several times in this book. Liz is easy to relate to and her writing well-researched.
I had no idea so much had been written about Ruth, some of which isn't available on Kindle, but Liz seems to have scoured all of it for this book.
My only criticism would be the layout: I wish the study guide and notes relating to it had be I went to a concert recently where a songwriter talked about the Hebrew word hesed, which means loving-kindness, grace, etc. This Scarlet Cord. Joan Wolf. Here Burns My Candle. Bread of Angels. Harvest of Rubies. Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate. Diana Wallis Taylor. Butterfly Palace. Colleen Coble.
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The Grand Weaver. Ravi Zacharias. Pearl in the Sand. Into the Whirlwind. Elizabeth Camden. How to Catch a Prince. Rachel Hauck. The Wonder of You. Susan May Warren. Unending Devotion. Jody Hedlund. John Ortberg. The Silent Governess. Julie Klassen. To Whisper Her Name. Tamera Alexander. Chasing Sunsets. Karen Kingsbury. Lysa TerKeurst. Waiting for Morning. Halfway to Forever. The Lightkeeper's Ball. Lady of Milkweed Manor. The Proposal. Lori Wick.
Blind Trust. Terri Blackstock. Kisses from Katie. Katie J Davis. It Had to Be You. A Moment of Weakness. Mark Batterson. Against the Tide. The Tutor's Daughter.
The Inheritance. Cross Roads. Paul Young. Full Disclosure. Dee Henderson. Angels Walking. True Valor. Coming Home. When Jesus Wept. Bodie and Brock Thoene. True Honor. Short-Straw Bride. Karen Witemeyer. The Scarlet Thread. Francine Rivers. Once Upon a Prince. The Merchant's Daughter. Melanie Dickerson. The Atonement Child. The Bridge. In the Field of Grace. The Pursuit of God. Montana Creeds.
Linda Lael Miller. The Hiding Place. Corrie ten Boom. When Hope Blossoms. Kim Vogel Sawyer. Home to Holly Springs. Jan Karon. The Protector. The Healer. The Rescuer. Lady Maybe. Four Blood Moons. John Hagee. Leota's Garden.