The Queen of Sheba is introduced to us in 1 Kings of the Bible.  Although the story is short Liz Curtis Higgs brings the entire section to life chapter after chapter while also reminding us of all we can learn about living a life of humility and grace.

I was really surprised at the amount of research put into each chapter.  With each part of a sentence Higgs breaks down all that could have occurred in the interactions between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.  Whether explaining the journey taken by this Egyptian Queen, the riches of King Solomon or why exactly this exchange between the two rulers occurred, the desire to present an accurate scriptural account.

This book is short at 160 pages, but none are wasted.  Each chapter presents a characteristic or action women are encouraged to strive for scripturally.  Humble, bold, encouraging or a generous giver, each chapter focuses on a section of the interaction recorded in 1 Kings.

The chapters are all supported with discussion questions in the back of the book for further reflection.  I think this would be great for high school aged or older book discussion groups.   This might even be a great way to introduce someone to the Old Testament if they are intimidated by it.

Liz Curtis Higgs simple style of writing is engaging, yet clear enough for many to read.  If you are looking for scripture to come alive and relate to common day life, this is an author to explore.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

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