Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs has the subtitle of Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene and there are stories of the women aforementioned but also there is so much more in this study for Easter.  There is Salome. There is Martha.  The spirit and the courage of all these women who were seeking to minister to Jesus in his time of need are the center of this study book.  Until reading this book I had no idea of the courage that it took to follow Jesus all the way to the cross.  I had no idea that just being present at Jesus' crucifixion could have gotten them the same punishment. The 3 Marys have the starring roles in this book but there is surprising information also found about the other women and I found out so much about Martha.  Martha is the woman of the stories of Easter that I can most identify with and understand and I was pleased to see so much written of her in this study.

This book is of course an Easter study but included into this study is a more in-depth Bible study.  All of these studies can take place over the course of Lent picking the study that is more in line with how deep into the Bible you want to delve.  One study takes place only on Sundays of Lent and one takes place daily.  But if you only wanted to read the book and just look up interesting Bible verses mentioned along the way you could easily do that also and completely enjoy your study. This Bible study is one of the most flexible one that I have participated.  The only thing is that it is centered around the women of Lent.  Though there is nothing bad said about the men of Easter it certainly centers on Jesus and his women followers and because of that I would recommend this study for teens and women.  This study is very well written and I highly recommend it.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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