The Women of Christmas {a Blogging4Books review}

 

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How would you like to experience the Christmas story in a whole new way and from the perspective of the three most influential women in the story? The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna is just the book to make that happen. This is the first book by Liz Curtis Higgs that I have read and I love her writing style…I will have to look into some of her other books.

We all know the Christmas story. We read stories about it, we watch movies about it, we sing songs about it. But have you ever thought about it from the side of the three women that were most involved: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna? Reading this book will give you a whole new appreciation for all they went through. I love how Liz Curtis Higgs weaves in quotes and scriptures to really make the Christmas story come to life! There is even a wonderful study guide for each of the 8 chapters at the end of the book.

I loved the retelling of all that Mary may have gone through, from the time the angel visited her until the time Jesus was born. I never really thought about how deeply this would have affected her life, and yet she made no hesitation to answer “yes!” to carrying the Lord’s son! I can’t even imagine the emotions she must have experienced! She was one strong girl and was obviously chosen for that very reason.

So many times we are made to believe that God doesn’t use women for important things. But reading this story proves that is far from the truth! He chose these 3 women to do jobs that required a deep and strong faith. They never questioned the job they were given to do. They did it with a faith that we should all have…knowing that God is in control and His way is THE way! What a treasure this book really is!

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