The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of



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  1. Linda Linda says:

    Easter Sunday, the perfect day to finish this wonderful book You re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life changing encounter with Jesus Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord s burial when she anoints His feet and feels the air with her perfume His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaim Easter Sunday, the perfect day to finish this wonderful book You re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life changing encounter with Jesus Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord s burial when she anoints His feet and feels the air with her perfume His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection What a trio What a Savior If you want to get fired up for God, this sister can hook you up, a favorite author He is Risen


  2. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    This book was recommended to me by one of the women in my weekly devotional group She also commented that Liz Curtis Higgs was doing a daily Lenten focus of the book on her facebook page Well, that had me hooked I got the book and very much enjoyed it I did refer to the facebook page periodically, but I read it through with great interest What a great concept, seeing the lead up to Easter through the eyes of women in the bible Higgs breaks down the stories in the Bible starting with Mary o This book was recommended to me by one of the women in my weekly devotional group She also commented that Liz Curtis Higgs was doing a daily Lenten focus of the book on her facebook page Well, that had me hooked I got the book and very much enjoyed it I did refer to the facebook page periodically, but I read it through with great interest What a great concept, seeing the lead up to Easter through the eyes of women in the bible Higgs breaks down the stories in the Bible starting with Mary of Bethany I loved hearingabout the life and times of the people The culture of what was going on interested me and helped me to understand the powerful messages so much better It was almost like I was there and could see things so muchclearly The questions at the back of the book were extremely thought provoking They made you really think about the stories As other reviewers said, there were a lot of notes, but I chose to ignore them because I did not want to interrupt the flow when I was reading I really enjoyed this book and it was a great experience leading up to Easter The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley


  3. Colleen Fauchelle Colleen Fauchelle says:

    I have been a believer for a long time and it s easy to think I know all the stories in the Bible However you get something out of it each time you read the verses I used this book with our Woman s Life Group where we looked up the verses and I read aloud the thoughts given by Liz Curtis Higgs and it was a real joy to do it as a group and find that the womans were the ones who followed Jesus all the way to the Cross and cared for His body afterwards and they were the first to see Him risen I have been a believer for a long time and it s easy to think I know all the stories in the Bible However you get something out of it each time you read the verses I used this book with our Woman s Life Group where we looked up the verses and I read aloud the thoughts given by Liz Curtis Higgs and it was a real joy to do it as a group and find that the womans were the ones who followed Jesus all the way to the Cross and cared for His body afterwards and they were the first to see Him risen Woman were important in the Lords life and each one of us counts and we are Loved by Him.Liz Curtis Higgs has been out to New Zealand a while ago and I got to meet her and she is a real joy and she gave me a lovely hug We are worth it


  4. Jill Stanish Jill Stanish says:

    The premise for the book intrigued me a book about three Biblical women named Mary What struck me was Higgs similarity in writing to Max Lucado s style down to earth, plain speaking thoughts.I wanted to like this book Wanted it to be something that would help me look at Easter in a fresh new way Unfortunately, I could not get past the first chapter for several reasons.What immediately struck me was the amount of end notes in each chapter Chapter one had over forty If you have just a few s The premise for the book intrigued me a book about three Biblical women named Mary What struck me was Higgs similarity in writing to Max Lucado s style down to earth, plain speaking thoughts.I wanted to like this book Wanted it to be something that would help me look at Easter in a fresh new way Unfortunately, I could not get past the first chapter for several reasons.What immediately struck me was the amount of end notes in each chapter Chapter one had over forty If you have just a few sources of reference, I can appreciate an end note but when you are over ten, it s annoying for a reader to have to continually flip to the end of the chapter to find out who is actually the source of a particular idea After two dozen notations, I was beginning to feel like Higgs was just compiling a reference on other people s works Sentences would have partial phrases quoted why not just assimilate their points into her own words Another annoyance was the fact that she would sometimes just cite a phrase within a verse, not the entire verse And instead of having an in text reference, it would be in the end notes I think it s imperative that Scripture be immediately identified as such, not up to the reader to go dig at the end of the chapter to see the reference.Thirdly, the author quotedtranslations than I have ever seen in one book Copyright page says most are from NIV but in the first few pages, readers are hit with several others I ve been a Christian for over 30 years and some of the abbreviated versions I had never heard of And I could not find anywhere in the book where there was a list of what the abbreviations stand for Yes, one could look them up, but that seems like an unnecessary burden.And finally, once verses were quoted from The Message and The Voice, I knew the book was not for me Those may be fine for personal reading but it made me cringe to see them included as the basis for her points.I guess if a reader can get past those things, it may be an insightful book But when a book is largely a collection of a variety of ideas, I d prefer to just read the individual works in their entirety.Disclaimer I received a free copy of The Women of Easter from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review No other compensation was received


  5. Jen Jen says:

    I absolutely LOVE the non fiction Liz Curtis Higgs produces Every word she writes is full of the love of the Word, as well as authority that she backs with notes and citation She s also so down to earth and not holier than thou it s like you are reading the words of a close friend who loves Jesus and the reader The title of the book pretty much says it all It s about the women who were present leading up to, during and after the original Easter It s how she says it that hits home with me M I absolutely LOVE the non fiction Liz Curtis Higgs produces Every word she writes is full of the love of the Word, as well as authority that she backs with notes and citation She s also so down to earth and not holier than thou it s like you are reading the words of a close friend who loves Jesus and the reader The title of the book pretty much says it all It s about the women who were present leading up to, during and after the original Easter It s how she says it that hits home with me Many times my eyes would fill with tears and my heart felt like it was expanding out of my chest with the warmth of love It truly is awesome how God loves us all, regardless of our frailties Not saying we don t need to try to be better, but He loves us before we are better I don t think I could do this book justice in a mere review I think reading it is part of a person s personal journey and that the reader will get out of it what they need and that need will be different for every reader I definitely received a lot from this book I don t want to say it ll be life changing or heart warming, because it will be different for all readers, but I do think it will be important in a different way to all who read it This is one I will need to re read over and over again I am sure I will learn new things from it each time I read it It has a study guide at the end of it, so I would recommend if you are using it as such, to get a physical copy of the book, unless you are very good at moving back and forth in an eBook format This is one I will be getting as a physical book.5, awed and humbled, stars.My thanks to NetGalley and WaterBrook Multnomah for an eARC copy of this book to read and review


  6. Kelly Hodgkins Kelly Hodgkins says:

    I knew this would be good, its Liz Curtis Higgs and she paints pictures with words, but wow, this one really spoke to my heart Through the eyes of the women around Jesus before, during and after the crucifixion, I gained a new perspective of this amazing story I relate to the gift God gives to us better now, I understand better why He chose who He did to be where He wanted them when He did and I perceive the disciples differently, I mempathetic I love this book, I ll read it again befor I knew this would be good, its Liz Curtis Higgs and she paints pictures with words, but wow, this one really spoke to my heart Through the eyes of the women around Jesus before, during and after the crucifixion, I gained a new perspective of this amazing story I relate to the gift God gives to us better now, I understand better why He chose who He did to be where He wanted them when He did and I perceive the disciples differently, I mempathetic I love this book, I ll read it again before Easter and probably again after that It brings scripture to life and directs back to scripture which allows for introspection, time with the Holy Spirit and transformation Along the journey, Liz brings her light, joy and humor Highly Recommended I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review


  7. Michelle Michelle says:

    Liz Curtis Higgs does it every time I love her books This book is fantastic Verse by verse, Higgs breaks down the stories in the Bible starting with Mary of Bethany My favorite part about how this book is set up is how detailed and thought provoking it is I have read these passages in scripture numerous times Then Liz starts breaking it down and talking about what life was really like and the culture and the dress etc She doesn t add to the Bible and she doesn t take away She simply stat Liz Curtis Higgs does it every time I love her books This book is fantastic Verse by verse, Higgs breaks down the stories in the Bible starting with Mary of Bethany My favorite part about how this book is set up is how detailed and thought provoking it is I have read these passages in scripture numerous times Then Liz starts breaking it down and talking about what life was really like and the culture and the dress etc She doesn t add to the Bible and she doesn t take away She simply states the verse and goes, okay now do you see what really just happened here So good Five stars I received this book from Blogging for Books for free All opinions are my own


  8. Lorrie | books.and.darjeeling Lorrie | books.and.darjeeling says:

    I loved this study I read it the two weeks leading up to Easter along with my own notebook for notes Though I m very familiar with these three individuals and the stories involved, I loved that this study enabled me to look at new aspects to the Easter story that could be applied to my life This book will definitely be something I will reread every year Another great book by Liz


  9. Michele Morin Michele Morin says:

    Join the Women of EasterSome were mentioned by name.Others were never identified, but throughout the life of Jesus, we learn that there were certain women who traveled with Jesus, who welcomed Him when he needed a meal or a place to stay, who provided for Him out of their means It is significant that there is no record in Scripture of any of these women flagging in their loyalty, denying Jesus, or abandoning Him when the chips were down A group of them were present at the cross, and then, Join the Women of EasterSome were mentioned by name.Others were never identified, but throughout the life of Jesus, we learn that there were certain women who traveled with Jesus, who welcomed Him when he needed a meal or a place to stay, who provided for Him out of their means It is significant that there is no record in Scripture of any of these women flagging in their loyalty, denying Jesus, or abandoning Him when the chips were down A group of them were present at the cross, and then, without even realizing the significance of their actions at the time, certain women showed up at the tomb and bore witness to the resurrected Christ.It was clear that God had chosen them to be there.Liz Curtis Higgs honors The Women of Easter with her carefully constructed re telling of the final weeks of Jesus life Liz focuses on Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene, but also shares the stories of other women as they meander across history s stage Rather than lifting her protagonists out of the story one by one with three distinct bios, she considers them in context as they interact with each other, with Jesus, and with other major players within the narrative arc of Scripture.With her characteristic humor, insight, and thorough research, Liz shares powerful wisdom from the lives of first century women that if we let it will impact the way we follow Christ in the 21st century, because, the truth is that you can spot a Woman of Easter by the way she lives Women of Easter are transformed by seeking what is needful Mary of Bethany understood that there is a time for bustling around and being productive and there is a time for quietly listening Big Sister Martha must have eventually absorbed some of that lesson along the way, because when their brother Lazarus died, she who served the food also dished out the truth It is for Your coming, Jesus, that the world has waited God had chosen one of His faithful women to make the bold proclamation that Jesus decisive I am was a revelation of His identity Martha s response was a resounding, Yes, I see that YOU ARE Women of Easter recognize that Jesus endured the cross because we were the joy set before Him Mary of Bethany understood that when she anointed Jesus feet with valuable oil, she was performing an act of worship John 12 informs us that Martha served that day, and so together, the sisters showed up and met a need in preparation for Jesus future act of redemption which, at the time, they could have only dimly understood.All our worship and all our acts of righteousness flow from the cross Just as Jesus took joy in the small gift of a widow, He sees our small gifts, and He rejoices, calling them good Women of Easter know when to stand back and watch Jesus at work.Mary of Nazareth Jesus mother shows up in quiet maturity at the Wedding in Cana, and she set the stage for her Son to perform the first of many signs through which He revealed His glory and His disciples believed in Him Scripture does not record Jesus saying, Thanks, mum but actions speak louder than words, for while He was hanging on the cross in agony, He made provision for her future by asking John to take her into his home.While four soldiers cast lots for Jesus clothing, four women stood with Him in quiet support Mary, Mary s sister possibly Salome , Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene These women were standing on a risky piece of real estate, for the Romans were not above inflicting the same terrible punishment upon families of an enemy of the state who was being crucified With Jesus feet only about a yard above the ground, these women were witnessing His suffering close by and even so, Jesus was utterly alone in His anguish It could not have been an easy vigil for these brave women, but they kept watch while Jesus shook hell s gates.Women of Easter stay close to Jesus even when hope seems gone.While there is no Scriptural evidence that Mary Magdalene was actually a harlot, the Bible does inform us that Jesus cast seven demons out of her Her background ischallenging, perhaps nonetheless, she is mentioned by name fourteen times across all four gospel accounts Loyal, fearless, and willing to do whatever she needed to do to support her beloved Teacher, Mary Magdalene showed up at the garden tomb, not really sure how she was going to achieve her goal of rolling away a huge stone in order to attend to Jesus body My take away from this is that when we show up for the impossible, we might be surprised at how God takes care of the details.Women of Easter realize that it s all about relationship.Our first century sisters didn t realize that they were going to be eye witnesses to the most important event in history They came to the tomb to attend to the dead body of a much loved friend relative and found a living, breathing Savior Then, having been commissioned by the risen Christ to share the good news, Mary Magdalene trumpeted the truth that changes everything I have seen the Lord Liz shares the encouraging truth that even the very first Easter was not a picture perfect affair No It was full of disbelief, fear, and confusion as even Jesus closest disciples struggled to absorb the truth.Likewise, with our Easter bonnets askew and our Resurrection Sunday dinner menus still up in the air, we are invited to come, by faith, to the empty tomb We are invited to rejoice, and we have been charged with the privilege of sharing the good news By faith, we, too, are The Women of Easter This book was provided by the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my review I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


  10. Rebekah klink Rebekah klink says:

    Our sovereign God didn t leave a single moment of His Son s resurrection to chance He knew from the beginning of time that these women would be the first to know, the first to see God chose women to serve as His witnesses this day This was an amazing book but not a book to just read through It s a book to ponder and savor as you read I read this with my Bible and notebook making notes to mull over later So many thoughts to consider A great book to prep for the Easter season and an ama Our sovereign God didn t leave a single moment of His Son s resurrection to chance He knew from the beginning of time that these women would be the first to know, the first to see God chose women to serve as His witnesses this day This was an amazing book but not a book to just read through It s a book to ponder and savor as you read I read this with my Bible and notebook making notes to mull over later So many thoughts to consider A great book to prep for the Easter season and an amazing reminder that God can use anyone who has a heart of faith


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The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene This Season of Grace, Deepen Your Faith in God Who So Loved the World that He Gave Us His SonYou re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life changing encounter with Jesus Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours and then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection What a trio What a SaviorYour mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse by verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of the women of Easter Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God s Word that I have ever experienced Her in depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best selling author of Fervent ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk Deepen Your Faith in God Who So Loved the World that He Gave Us His SonYou re about to meet three women named Mary [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk each of whom has a life changing encounter with Jesus Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume His mother ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk Mary of Nazareth [Télécharger] ➵ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Kleankitchen.co.uk remains by His side from His first breath to His last ❰Epub❯ ➞ If the Stiletto Fits... Author Wendy Etherington – Kleankitchen.co.uk her loyalty unwavering Mary Magdalene ❮Read❯ ➸ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, ➻ Author Cindi Myers – Kleankitchen.co.uk delivered of seven demons ❰PDF❯ ❤ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – Kleankitchen.co.uk bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours and then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection What a trio What a SaviorYour mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds [PDF / Epub] ☉ An Amish Family Christmas Author Marta Perry – Kleankitchen.co.uk preparing your heart for a richer ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Interrupted Lullaby By Dana R. Lynn ✎ – Kleankitchen.co.uk deeper Easter experience Liz Curtis Higgs [PDF / Epub] ☁ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James – Kleankitchen.co.uk a seasoned Bible teacher and award winning novelist ➯ [Read] ➫ Vows of Revenge By Dani Collins ➻ – Kleankitchen.co.uk combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse by verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of the women of Easter Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God s Word that I have ever experienced Her in depth knowledge of the Scriptures ❰Read❯ ➪ Not a Fairy Tale Author Romy Sommer – Kleankitchen.co.uk gifting as a communicator ❰Download❯ ➾ The Midwife and the Single Dad Author Gill Sanderson – Kleankitchen.co.uk and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody Priscilla Shirer ❰Read❯ ➪ Small-Town Billionaire Author Renee Andrews – Kleankitchen.co.uk New York Times best selling author of Fervent


About the Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Former Bad Girl, grateful for the grace God offers Happy wife of Bill, one of the Good Guys Proud mom of two grown up kids with tender hearts Lame housekeeper Marginal cook Pitiful gardener Stuff I love Encouraging my sisters in Christ across the page, from the platform, online, in person Unpacking Scripture Traveling wherever God leads Listening to His heart Leaning into His embrace.