Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
I was honored to meet Ms Higgs at a book fair and again at the taping of the DVD that goes along with this book. Every time I meet her I become teary eyed and giddy. She never puts on airs and she always makes me laugh. Our personal stories are similar: rebelled against God, led a life of sin and FORGIVEN by the Grace of the Lord, which gives me a special bond with her. "The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World" by Liz Curtis Higgs is the retelling of the book of Ruth. One of the things I love about Higgs's books is how she never wastes time. She jumps right in during the introduction and begins to teach. She backs up her teachings with scripture. Liz has a way of transporting us back in time to the world she is writing about. This book is no different. I’m not sure how she manages to do it but she beams us to the land of Moab where we listen to the conversations of Ruth and Naomi. I should probably state that I love the Book of Ruth. It is usually read in wedding ceremonies but rarely do I hear of it in other situations. As we investigate the book and gather the clues we will come to love the characters and the plot.
The Book Of Ruth is a true story. Of course Ms Higgs had to use poetic license when it came to conversations. The reader is privileged to follow along as Naomi and Ruth make their way to Jerusalem. Naomi is sad and bitter. She’s lost a husband and both sons. Now she has a daughter in law she feels obligated to care for. Through it all the pain, the anger, the emotional ups and downs, Naomi still has God in her heart. God is bigger than her anger. There are so many lessons to learn from this book. After reading "The Girl’s Still Got It" I will never again look at the book of Ruth the same way. Though this book was written many years ago, I found lesson after lesson meant for me. Thank you Ms Higgs, You Still Got It Girl!