Recent Reads: The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs

Girl's Still Got It

What the book's about: The Girl's Still Got It is an exploration of the book of Ruth. It's a commentary that doesn't read like one. 

Why I read this book: I first discovered Liz Curtis Higgs in college when my campus ministry used her book, Bad Girls of the Bible, in small groups. I enjoyed reading the book - which combines a fictional, modernized account of a Bible story with solid commentary of that story. Since then, I've kept an eye on this author. I was thrilled to see this book on Ruth just as I was beginning to prepare a winter retreat on the book of Ruth. 

My favorite quotes from the book:

- "Often in biblical narrative things happen to women - sad things, even horrible things. Yet these two [Ruth and Naomi] take their future into their own hands." 

- "Our desire as believers isn't to be more like Ruth; it's to be more like Jesus.

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Thumbs up

Who I'd recommend this book for: This is definitely a book written by a woman for women. I'd recommend it to any woman wanting to learn more about the book of Ruth and in the process, grow in their faith.  

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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