With it being a new year, I wanted to bring something new to my blog. I decided that once a month I would review a book that I have recently read. Here is the first book review…
The Women of Easter” by Liz Curtis Higgs paints a vivid picture of three relationships that Jesus had with the Marys of the Bible: Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene. As the title gives away, the author focuses on the last days of Jesus’ ministry. Liz also is best known for her book “The Women of Christmas“. I have yet to read that one but I am guessing it is set up similar to the one that I have read.
Liz Curtis Higgs mixes Biblical references and her own personal commentary to make a personal connection to her reader and the Biblical passage being discussed. Though well done for what it is, a rather good book to read for a women’s Bible study, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought there would be more of a historical backdrop. Though, there were moments were Higgs gives some insight into the periods cultural norms, just not as much as I was expected.
However, that was my only complaint. I enjoyed reading the narrative of Jesus’ story from a perspective of the women in His life. I also enjoyed the connections that Higgs made throughout the book. She was careful to give perspective from a modern perspective which laid way to a personal connection. This book also comes with a study guide that I am sure will be beneficial for women’s groups. Overall, I would recommend this book to women who want a new reading of Jesus’ relationships.
*I received this book from Blogging For Books.*