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ơ Format Kindle [ The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World ] For Free კ Ebook By Liz Curtis Higgs ᅙ ơ Format Kindle [ The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World ] For Free კ Ebook By Liz Curtis Higgs ᅙ Before We Dive InWhich Girls Still Got It Ruths definitely got it Yes, that Ruth The one in the Bible And her mother in law, Naomi Shes still got it too So doyou, beloved.What do I mean by it Value Significance Vibrancy Worth Something vital and meaningful to offer, no matter how many times youve been around the block.Look at Ruth Even thirty two centuries later, her shining example of boldness and faithfulness still blows us away Why dont we take a walk in her sandals and see where the Lord might lead us and how he might use us Resist the urge to say youre too old, too young, too busy, too scared, too worn out, too washed up, too anything to be useful to God Truth is, youve always been part of his love the world plan Need proof From the day he formedyou in your mothers womb, God has watched over your every step, making sure you got where you needed to go.When you stumbled, it was God who steadied you.When you fell, it was God who rescued you.When you lost your way, it was God who carried you home.Why Because he knows you fully, loves you completely, and holds you close to his heart God will never give up on you, my sister You claim a special place in his Big Picture.As the book of Proverbs says, You can make many plans, but the Lords purpose will prevail.1 Count on it As surely as we know how the book of Ruth endshappilyGod knows how your story is going to unfold.We dont use the phrase divine providence much any, but heres what it means God is there, God cares, God rules, and God provides.2 How comforting to know that were never alone and never unloved, that Someone powerfulis in charge and looking out for us The book of Ruth is a crash course in Sovereignty 101, with God whispering all through it, Trust me Okay, but trust is an easy word to say and a hard thing to do It took a decade of Bad Girl foolishness before I understood how good and trustworthy God is The refrain of one classic hymn never fails to bring a lump to my throat not good when youre trying to sing Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him How Ive proved Him oer and oer Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus O for grace to trust Him 3Yeah, that last bit Gets me every time.From childhood Naomi learned to trust the Sovereign God of Israel Ruth discovered his faithfulness a bit further down the road Some of us are only now realizing what it means to live in the circle of Gods embrace and at the absolutecenter of his will.Im still getting my head around it Maybe you are too.Suppose we hang out with these ancient sisters for a season and see what they can teach us about Gods steadfast love First, we need to figure out how to transport Naomi and Ruth into the present Or project ourselves into the distant past.HmmTime Travel Without the DeLoreanIf only we could jump into a time machine Instead of simply reading about biblical history, we could live it Rather than merely studying maps and books, we could see, touch, and experience that long lost world firsthand Wouldntthat be something H G Wells created a device for his Time Traveller out of nickel, ivory, and quartz Doc Brown sent Marty McFly back to 1955 in a plutonium powered DeLorean Im thinking well employ something God designedour imaginationsand toss in a healthy measure of old fashioned research No worries Thats my gig Page by page I want us to go thereto Moab, to Bethlehem, to the days of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz Well tarry in the corners of their homes and listen to their conversations and consider every word of every verse until we can say, Itotally get the book of Ruth And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags to riches redemption storyhe has a plan for my life.Girl, does he ever Before we step back in time, here are three things youre going to love about the book of Ruth.First, its a guaranteed great read.A combo of literary art and theological insight,4 these four chapters in Scripture have enchanted every age,5 including our own Ive pored over Ruths story in fourteen translations and a hundred books and commentaries, and I still get tears in my eyes when the women of Bethlehem sing out, Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman redeemer.6 Yes, yes, yes Plus, the book of Ruth has all the stuff English majors swoon over fascinating parallels, flashbacks, and clever repetition Watch for all the uses of return shubh in Hebrew and favor hesed Very cool Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson said, Like the stories we loved to hear again and again in childhood, the pleasure of this one lies partly in spotting the clues.7 Well be regular Nancy Drews before were done.Its also a deliciously chatty story In the New International Version nearly sixty of the eighty five verses include dialogue Lots of she said, he said Love it.Second, wait until you find out how this true story began.Though Jewish tradition gives Samuel props for writing the book of Ruth,8 most modern scholars dont agree Its a timing problem, since the book ends with Davids name Everyone reading it three millenniums ago would havesmiled and nodded, recognizing the famous ruler Yet Samuel died before David became king around 1010 BC, meaning Samuels authorship is improbable.9 Instead, the book of Ruth was likely composed around 1000 BC,10 a century or two after the actual events Could be it was written even recently than that, anywhere from 1000 to 500 BC,11 depending on whos doing the research.Guess who preserved the account of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz until it was finally recorded Storytellers.Accomplished troupes knew all the favorite songs and familiar legends and shared them at public gatherings and festivals.12 Since the book of Ruth began in poetic, oral form and circulated that way for ages,13 these storytellers of old kept Ruths history alive by carefully memorizing every word, then recounting the much loved tale wherever people hung out, especially around the spring or at the town gate.14Dont panic This is still Gods Word, a work of the Holy Spirit Through the centuries the Lord used ordinary people to bind his truth onto stone, clay, papyrus, leather, parchment, copper, potsherds, and silver.15 Yet many of the ancient texts, those God breathed words, were spoken long before they were written.Ruths story is so skillfully arranged, so beautifully narrated, we can easily imagine a gifted storyteller standing before an audience, commanding everyones undivided attention from the opening words And it came to pass in thedays of the judgesThat third thing youll love The book of Ruth is all about our biblical sisters They dont simply make an appearance or hover in the background its a womens story through and through Some commentators go a step further, believing the Naomi Ruth sagawas passed on by a guild of women storytellers.16 Other scholars suggest the writer was a woman.17Oh my Not only spoken by women but also written by a woman Well, we know songs written by women are included in Scripture Miriam exhorted the assembled, Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted.18 Deborah declared in her own voice and words, Wake up, wake up, break out in song 19 And Mary sang with all her heart, My soul glorifies the Lord.20If God placed those lyrics in the hearts and mouths of our sisters and saved them for eternity in his Word, might he also have entrusted a woman writer to faithfully preserve the story of Ruth Not trying to convince you, dear one Just tossing it out there.After three thousand years we cant be certain whether the real author was male or female.21 But we can be sure of Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,22 who has written his name across our hearts and whose eternal Word is true.This Ones for the GirlsWe can also be certain of this women matter a great deal to God No book of the Bible demonstrates that powerfully than Ruth.Here are seven you go girl truths that jumped out at me as I read her story Two women command the leading roles.You wont find another book like it in Scripture Brief scenes featuring only women are rare Marys visit to Elizabeth in Luke 1 comes to mind But a story that has two female leads plus a whole chorus of sopranos and altos Remarkableto find a book of the Bible so unusually woman centered both in language and in plot.23 Not only that, theyre strong, intelligent women who, as they say in Hollywood, can carry a film.Naomi and Ruth are complex and distinctive, not stereotypes.They represent two nationalities, two religions at first, two generations, and two very different personalities No need to ask whos speaking when you read their words The Bible is filled with Good Girls and Bad Girls, often contrastedwith each other In Proverbs we find archetypes of the wise woman and the foolish woman,24 the kindhearted woman and the immoral woman.25 But in Naomi and Ruth we see real women, even flawed women, who change andgrow throughout their journey.The story is told from a female viewpoint.I wouldnt dare call Scripture chick lit, but the book of Ruth seems to reflect a female perspective.26 A male commentator wrote those words, and hes absolutely right we see all the early scenes through the eyes of Naomi and Ruth Even when Boaz appears, his dialogue is solely about helping these two women Like something straight from the Lifetime channel, you know Naomi and Ruth are cooperative instead of competitive.When Sarai and Hagar take the biblical stage together in Genesis 16, it is not pretty Same thing with Rachel and Leah in Genesis 30, and Hannah and Peninnah in 1 Samuel 1 Regular catfights, all Yet in the book of Ruth, we find a young woman and her mother in law walking in the same direction imagine that and seeking the same goals putting food on the table and keeping the family name alive Ruth looks out for Naomi from the start Later Naomi looks out for Ruth Go, team These women make things happen rather than wait for things to happen.Instead of playing the passive aggressive card, Naomi and Ruth are in the game They talk and act independently of men and do what needs to be done Often in biblical narrative things happen to womensad things, even horrible things Yet these two take their future into their own hands Youll soon find it is female assertiveness which drives the storys action.27 When tragedy strikes their household, Naomi and Ruth dont sit moping in Moab, hoping someone will rescue them They go, they do, they seek, they findwith God leading the way.The women are strong, and the men are mostlyum, weak.Just sayin Even when Naomi and Ruth burst into tears, neither woman strikes the reader as weak, helpless, or lost.28 In contrast, the men die, are unnamed, or shirk their responsibilities Spiritually, emotionally, and physically, the men in this story other than Boaz, of course pale in comparison to our stalwart sisters.Females are continually discussed, acknowledged, and praisedby name.The number of nameless women in Scripture is legion The woman at the well,29 the bleeding woman,30 the slave girl who predicts the future31the list goes on and on Yet our female leads in Ruth are all named Additional name dropping takes place near the end of the narrative when Tamar, Rachel, and Leah are spoken of in glowing termsand by the men of Bethlehem, no less These men saw with their own eyes that the Israelite faith was cherished, defended, and exemplified by women.32Suffice it to say, Naomi and Ruth were important to Gods people And God meant the world to Naomi and Ruth They turned to him for provision, honored him through their obedience, and blessed him with their words Our First, Our Last, Our EverythingWhy study the girls and guys of the Bible Because they help us understand Gods character Through the fickleness of his people, he reveals his unchanging nature Through their neediness, he demonstrates his compassion Throughtheir rash behavior, he exhibits his patience Through their sinful choices, he shows us what mercy looks like Through their bitter complaints, he proves his capacity to love the unlovable Through their disloyalty, his faithfulness shines.However fitting it may be that this book of the Bible has Ruths name on it, make no mistake this is the Lords story, and he alone claims center stage As one commentator wrote, It is Gods actions we are to learn about, not a seriesof admirable human qualities.33 Exactly so Our desire as believers isnt to be like Ruth its to be like Jesus With each admirable thing Ruth does, well see the Lords hand at work.God doesnt have a speaking role or make a physical appearance in the book of Ruth, but well sense his constant presence, steady as a heartbeat When we reach the final page, I hope that instead of saying, Wow, what a woman well be saying, Wow, what a Redeemer One thing, sis Take a minute to check out the resources in the back of this book in case youd like to use them while you read a short list of Discussion Questions for book clubs a longer Study Guide for in depth, chapter by chapter Bible study and a recommended reading list for those of us who like to dig even deeper.Now then, I promised you a journey in a time machine With hearts engaged and Bibles in hand, lets travel back to 1200 BC, give or take a few decades, and meet King Davids great grandmother as a young woman in her midtwenties.34Wait Is that Ruth wearing an ugly black thingy Oh dear I hadnt expected to find her like this. CBAbestsellerPraise for The Girls Still Got ItThis is by far the most interesting, encouraging, and applicable book on Ruth Ive ever read Liz is brilliantly profound as she makes the Bible come alive in a fresh, enlightening way I kept finding myself saying, I didnt know that Plus, Lizs trademark wit makes this book so much fun to read I give this book my highest recommendation Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best selling author of Made to Crave and president of Proverbs 31 MinistriesLiz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of Gods 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 The Resolution for Women Liz has a profound gift She can pull back the curtain of history, and suddenly we are weeping with Naomi, kneeling beside Ruth, and celebrating a God who redeems our stories in outrageously beautiful ways You will love this book Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People and those who pretend theyre not Liz is authentic, hilarious, and theologically substantive Every time I have the privilege of hearing her teach or reading something shes written, I come away with a bigger, clearer picture of Jesus Her new book about an Old Testament girl named Ruthwhich is ultimately about Gods redemptive affection for all of usis a must read Lisa Harper, author of Stumbling into GraceLizs genius, sensitivity, and humor are reflected on every page Ive taught the book of Ruth many times, but, oh, did Liz introduce me to insightful, ancient cues that deepened what I thought I knew Youre going to fall in love with The Girls Still Got Itand with Liz Jan Silvious, author of Same Life, New StoryLiz Curtis Higgs has done it again With her thorough research, spontaneous wit, and extraordinary attention to every detail of Ruths life, Liz will have you laughing and crying at the same time while being challenged with poignant choices that apply to your own life This book sings of hope, redemption, and lasting joy I highly recommend it for personal and small group study Carol Kent, author of Between a Rock and a Grace PlaceI love Liz I love Ruth Put them under the same roof, and you have my full attention Liz is the consummate storyteller, and Ruth is a woman with a story worth knowing It worked for me Big time Patsy Clairmont, author of Stained Glass HeartsLiz has certainly still got it Youll laugh, learn, and love Lizs contemporary parallels to Ruth and Naomi She brings them alive, vividly helping us identify with their hopes and hurts Like us, they faced enormous storms, but alsoand Liz makes this so clearthey learned to trust the Lord of the Storm Lizs astounding research will teach you valuable historyyet all the while youll feel like you are curled up with a novel Dee Brestin, author of The Friendships of Women and Falling in Love with JesusLiz Curtis Higgs has taken this remarkable story and made it come alive With delightful humor and well researched insight, Liz presents Ruths story as it truly isthe story of you and me For we, too, have been chosen and deeply loved by a Kinsman Redeemer who went to such extravagant lengths that he left heaven and interrupted eternity just to make us his own Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldThe first time I heard Liz Curtis Higgs speak, I fell in love with her wisdom, her grace, and especially her infectious laughter It has been the very same for me with this book She had me at the first sentence, bent over the pages, underlining like a crazy woman, writing notes in the margins, and laughing out loud along with her Liz writes with the mind of a scholar, the heart of a novelist, and a beautiful wit I cannot wait to huddle my girlfriends around our kitchen table and study The Girls Still Got It. 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    • The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World
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    • 240 pages
    • 1578564484
    • Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Anglais
    • 16 January 2016

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