Do you observe Lent? If so, how do you?
Lent is the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter. In the spring the days begin to lengthen and that’s what the word Lent refers to; a lengthening of days. For those of the Christian faith, it’s a time of honoring what Jesus did on the cross by His death. Salvation is free for us, but it cost Him everything. Many religious observers fast during this time. Many scrub their homes clean and pray all the while for a cleaning of their souls, and many abstain from something as their way of honoring the Lord; and often specifically the 40 days He spent in the wilderness fasting and being tested and proven.
However or even if you don’t observe the season of Lent, I’m sure you will enjoy The Women of Easter, by the beloved author, Liz Curtis Higgs. Mrs. Higgs knows how to mix story and study, and boy does she do stories well. There’s a good reason for her popularity. A ” Lizzy” (as she calls herself) book is a great read.
If you would like to focus on the Easter story, and especially some of the women in that glorious story, this is your book. With an eye for detail, and putting the flesh on bones of a story, even if you feel like you know the scriptures front and back on this one, you’ll still find reading The Women of Easter intriguing.
I highly recommend you read along as Liz retells the stories of Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene encountering their Savior and ours.
*I received this uncorrected copy from the publisher for free in order to read it and write an unbiased review.
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