Easter Sunday is a week and a day away, which means those who like to prepare for the holiday are probably doing so this upcoming week especially. Liz Curtis Higgs is a well-known author in our Christian Fiction section with both historical and contemporary fiction. Her husband has also recently started writing faith based fiction stories.In addition to fiction, Liz Curtis Higgs has also the popular penned Bad Girls of the Bible and two sequels, plus several other devotionals and Bible study guides. And now just in time for Easter the library has The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs available for check out.
This slim volume is part fictionalized biblical account, and part bible study. Author Higgs follows three Marys, Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene, through the last week of Jesus’ life, fleshing out the scripture passages with dramatized sections of how each Mary was probably feeling, research and details on what life was probably like at that moment, and commentary on the whole situation. The story unfolds organically, (we don’t even meet the third Mary until the second to last chapter!) even with all the research and commentary embedded within the narrative. A study guide is included at the back with at least four in depth questions for each chapter. Though small, this book is clearly meant to be digested thoroughly, probably best done in a Bible Study setting. And a notes section covers just how many resources the author has consulted to bring a well-rounded viewpoint to the resurrection story.
You can get the book reviewed here, which was The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”