Prepare for a life-changing encounter with Jesus, seeing him afresh through the eyes of three women who worship and adore him. 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, stands by her son 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!
A seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, Liz Curtis Higgs combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse
study of Scripture as she explores the lives of these three Marys. Just as she did in The Women of Christmas Liz shows us how we can
deepen our walk with the Lord by following in the footsteps of The Women of Easter.
- Great book with wonderful focus on Christ
This book wasn't entirely what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised! In very Liz Curtis Higgs fashion, she throws her fictionalized possibilities and commentaries into the unknown backstories of some well-known Bible characters in an effort to make them more relatable, I believe. However, she is continuously in the scripture, references verses and teaching truth about these women as well. What pleasantly surprised me, was the large portion of the book that focused solely on Christ and the time leading up to the cross and also the resurrection. What good Easter book could leave that out though?
I enjoyed reading about Martha and Mary and their encounters with Jesus. Higgs pointed out aspects about those encounters that I have never noticed before even though these stories have been read many times.
I highly recommend this book at any time of the year, but it fits beautifully into the season of Lent as we prepare our hearts for Easter.