Friday, June 22, 2012
The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs
I just love the chatty, sitting-down-at-the-kitchen-table feel you get with the way Liz Curtis Higgs writes. You truly feel like you're still right across the table from her as she's telling you her book. It gives her book a warm personal feel right from the start.
In her book, The Girl's Still Got It, Higgs give a re-telling of the book of Ruth, but she has a way of making these characters come to life...they literally pop off the page! You'll ache with Naomi in her losses, you'll feel such a sense of pride in Ruth and her devotion (who wouldn't want a friend like that!) and you'll be swept away by the hope offered through Boaz (he truly understands redemption...look at who his mother was.) Throughout her writing, Higgs always brings every thing back to the glory and honor of God.
Personally, I loved how Higgs went line by line through the Book of Ruth to teach what each part of the scripture meant and showed how it related in the lives of the characters....how they grew, changed, how their lives were impacted, the culture of their area of the world...it drew you in and let you experience what life was like in their day. This also showed how thoroughly she researched for this book. Often in books where authors try to do an expansion/retelling of a bible story, they take 'creative liberties' and tend to fictionalize the story more than sticking to the basics...not so here.
This was enjoyable trip back into biblical times. An excellent book!
Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, through there BookSneeze blogging program for the complimentary copy of this book for my review.