This review is from: The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and AnnaWhen I spotted this Christmas book, my mind immediately went to a sweet friend that loves this author. I hurried online to order it as a Christmas gift. Lo and behold..sorry, had to do it..it's the season..I found a place that said if you gave the book as a gift, the author would bless you with a free copy. FREE..so I just had to get into that. Sorry, it's probably over. It was a while ago. So I was also blessed with a copy of this book. What a deal!
Not expecting a great deal, I opened it and became fascinated with Liz Curtis Higgs take on the lives of Elizabeth, Mary and Anna. Tucked between the pages are scriptures and comments from ordinary ladies like myself. Some aren't really deep but the fact is, the story touched each lady at her point of need and growth in God's word. Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah, who was barren, all of a sudden was pregnant while burdened with a husband who was struck dumb while ministering in the temple. Elizabeth, whose child in the womb jumped for joy when he heard the voice of his Savior's mother, was probably the first human to encourage the young, newly pregnant Mary. When Ms Higgs got to Mary, what a refreshing point of view! Not some super person but a girl that God knew would step up and say "yes". God never had to have a plan B! Anna, the prophetess, who saw the baby Jesus in the temple and hurried over. ( She must have been a dimple pincher!) She was so plugged into the Holy Spirit, she couldn't help herself. Here was the redemption of Jerusalem and she wasn't going to miss it. Not content to see, she went away, telling all that would hear and encouraging all who longed for His coming. Whoa! At the end is a bonus study guide. I can't wait to finish that.
I would recommend this to any lady this Christmas. My giftee called and she loved it so it makes a nice gift. Don't miss it.