I knew this would be good, its Liz Curtis Higgs and she paint 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 from this amazing story.
A little more about the book from the publishers:
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 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 Savior!Your 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.
Having read it, 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’m more empathetic. 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 humour! Highly Recommended!
I really loved this line about the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee (Luke 23:55)
“Really, have you ever seen such perseverance? They stayed and they stayed and they stayed. This is one of the most important lessons these women teach us. Wherever He leads, follow Jesus. Whatever pain you are enduring, keep your eyes on Jesus. Even when hope seems gone, stay close to Jesus”
This really resonated with me and summed up the book. Patience and Endurance are words for my year and this perspective really helped me understand those concepts better.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.