Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's Good To Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs

It's Good To Be Queen is a book that surprised me. This would make for a great Sunday school study, a women's group study, just a few friends gathered together, or just soaking up every last word as you read on your own. I found this book to be refreshing and so well written. Liz is gifted at bringing us books that bring us closer to the Word and closer to understanding ourselves through learning more about the women of the Bible. 

Queen Sheba isn't a woman of the Bible that I've taken great time to study. What Liz Curtis Higgs gives us is an honest and pure portrayal of this wise woman. She gives us nothing more than the Word of God. It isn't sensationalized, nor is it added to. This is what I find so amazing!! Love that Liz brought us a book that is true to the Word. Not her opinion, not her taking us off on a journey of untruths and just imaginings, but bringing us to a place where we can truly see the queen of Sheba for the woman she was. I feel that she captured the queen of Sheba beautifully. 

There isn't a great amount of scripture given to us about the queen of Sheba, but Liz brings out what the Bible does give us, nothing more. I love how everything here within these pages points to our God and His Word. 

She gives the reader a great study guide to follow in the back of the book. Another facet that I enjoyed about this book is that Liz gives us scripture from many, many translations for easy understanding. This gives us a broader understanding of the Word. One of my favorite chapters is the very last chapter, "It's Good To End Well", where she shares passages from women sharing what finishing well means to them. 

The queen of Sheba traveled to visit Solomon and had no idea what she was going to be leaving with and sharing with others. She brought treasure upon treasure. She had a heart prepared for anything. She was seeking wisdom, but was ready to give herself. Solomon in all his wisdom gave her far greater treasure than she could have ever imagined. 

Liz teaches us through what we biblically know about the queen of Sheba how to walk in grace, strength, and beauty. Beauty adorned within by allowing Jesus to move through us as we move about in our daily lives with His calling to be the women He has created us to be. This is one of those super books that gives us some extra tools for our journey. To be a woman who walks in wisdom is a wondrous character trait that gives room for the Lord to shine through us, giving Him the stage to shine before all.

This book was a gift from Waterbrook Multnomah for sharing my review with you.

Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. She is the author of more than thirty books with over 4.5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl's Still Got It, and The Women of Christmas, and her Scottish historical fiction novels, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night, a New York Times bestseller. Liz has also spoken at more than seventeen hundred women's conferences around the world. 

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