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Book Review: “It’s Good to Be Queen”

Its Good to Be QueenIt’s Good to Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs is a book every woman should read. Told in the style of The Girl’s Still Got It, It’s Good to Be Queen is a detailed commentary disguised as a fascinating story full of practical truth women can strive to apply to life. The book is based on 1 Kings 10:1-13, the Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon. Higgs takes this passage apart, verse by verse, phrase by phrase, to introduce readers to this historical queen. Sometimes she uses her imagination, but she always tells when she’s doing so. The Queen of Sheba was a real woman, and Higgs shows readers that we’ve much to learn from her. The ten chapters of the book teach traits we’re wise to develop in our lives and tell us, through the queen’s example, how we can begin to do so.

Each chapter starts with a fictionalized, personal letter from the Queen of Sheba that reads like a journal entry. This is followed by the verse or verses we’re looking at in the chapter then Higgs’ detailed commentary presented in a style that’s insightful and fun. The book ends with discussion questions, a study guide, and notes full of references to sources for further study and Bible passages to look up. Higgs has done her homework; this study is complete!

This engaging book is ideal for either personal or group Bible study. I thank Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy in exchange for this honest review.

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Janet Benlien Reeves

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