-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Girl's Still Got It

The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs is an enlightening read about Ruth.  Loved the cover copy-take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world.  This would make you read the book just by that.  I am a huge fiction reader but love how Liz writes, so I read her non fiction as well.
We travel with Ruth from Moab to Bethlehem and watch how God works in Ruth, Naomi and Boaz's lives. She has made this book of the bible so much more understandable and how God uses this rags-to-riches redemption story and how pertinent this is to my own life.

Love how she goes thru each chapter and thoroughly explains it and then throws a modern day Ruth in real life story in and how they tie together.  That was really a neat way to add to the storyline.

After reading this book you can never read the story of Ruth in the bible the same way after reading this book.  Liz has included a great study guide in the back of the book which is very helpful. Pleas look in the very back for a priceless rendition of the "Righteous Ruth Rap"--priceless and worth the price of the book just for it.

Thank to Waterbrook Press for my free copy just for my honest opinion.


Grace by Max Lucado is his latest book and it is another winner.  There are many books on this subject, but Max makes this topic so much more understandable with his unique writing style.  I am a huge Max fan and this book was "over the top" good.
He has enough grace to pardon every sin, solve every dilemma, wipe every tear, and answer every question.  It's more than we deserve and greater than we imagine.  If those sentences don't make you interested in reading this book, something is wrong.
I have highlighted most of this book since there are so many nuggets in these pages:

The meaning of life.  The wasted years of life.  The poor choices of life.  God answers the mess of life with one word: grace.
Grace comes after you.  It rewires you.  From insecure to God secure. From regret-riddled to better-because-of-it.  From afraid-to-die to ready-to-fly.  Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.
To accept grace is to accept the vow to give it.

These are just a few of my favorite lines in this book, many, many more great stories also.
There is a great readers guide in the back of the book that I really enjoyed also.
So, get your highlighter out, a hot drink and be prepared to see grace in a new and wonderful light as your read this book
Thanks to Thomas Nelson for this free book just for my honest opinion.