Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It's Good to be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs
Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba
This is a very interesting book about the Queen of Sheba and her visit to Solomon. Liz takes the story straight from the Bible. There is no romance read into it between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon like many movies and books can portray. Just a few verses from I Kings 10 and there is so much to glean from it.
Liz has 10 chapters and I'm just going to copy her list at the back of her book as an idea of what each chapter is about and what the Queen of Sheba can teach us today:
Be bold and take frequent leaps of faith.
Be open to whatever God has prepared for you.
Seek wise counsel from trustworthy sources
Be humbled, trusting Him to lift you up
Be honest with God, with yourself, with others
Encourage everyone who crosses your path
Praise God in all things and in every season
Give generously, with open hands and heart
Receive graciously, to honor God and the giver
End well by loving well all the days of your life
There is much good advice held in the pages of these books. I don't mind giving if it doesn't cost me too much and I don't mind receiving if I think I deserve it. So, I think I have a lot to learn here. Becoming an encourager is another area I would like to learn to do better in. I want to make the world better for those around me because of the words I say or the way I live.
I really enjoyed this book. It is written in simple language and is easy to understand and the concepts aren't so deep that I can barely grasp it. I will say after the last two books I read this one felt like a breath of fresh air, but maybe it should have stomped on my toes harder than it.
I noticed I have another book or two by Liz in my library and I look forward to the day I get caught up on my reading and am ready to read those as well.
I know some review companies like you to comment on the front and back of the book and its visual appeal: this book has a pretty cover that does kind of draw you in. The background is purple which is fitting considering it is a book about a queen. It's a softcover book and the design is very nice.
This book was given me by Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing and blogging about. All opinions expressed are my own..
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