In her series of best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous"and intriguing"women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God's grace anew. Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebecca, Leah, Rachel, and Dinah to eighteenth-century Scotland, have also helped her readers view these familiar characters in a new light.
As a gifted speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,500 encouraging programs for audiences in all 50 states, Germany, France, England, South Africa, Canada, Ecuador, Scotland and Indonesia. In 1995, she received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence from the National Speakers Association, becoming one of only 30 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame.
Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as on Salon.com, Beliefnet.com and Spirituality.com. She has also been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, Focus on the Family, LifeToday, Janet Parshall's America, CBC Canada, and BBC Radio Scotland.
Liz is the author of twenty-six books, with more than three million copies in print.
Her nonfiction books for women include...
- Bad Girls of the Bible
- Really Bad Girls of the Bible
- Unveiling Mary Magdalene
- Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
- Rise and Shine
- Embrace Grace
- My Heart's in the Lowlands
Her fiction includes two contemporary novels and four historical novels...
- Mixed Signals
- Thorn in My Heart
- Fair Is the Rose
- Whence Came a Prince
- Grace in Thine Eyes
And she has written five books for young children . . .
- The Pumpkin Patch Parable
- The Parable of the Lily
- The Sunflower Parable
- The Pine Tree Parable
- Go Away, Dark Night
Her children's Parable Series was awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence in 1998, and her nonfiction book, Bad Girls of the Bible received an ECPA Gold Book Award in 2004 for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Mixed Signals was a 2000 RWA RITA Finalist in two categories: Best First Novel and Best Inspirational Novel. Bookends was a 2001 Christy Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction. Her third historical novel, Whence Came a Prince, won the 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Fiction, and Grace in Thine Eyes was a 2007 Christy Award finalist.
In addition, Liz is the editor of three newsletters"The Graceful Heart, Encouragement to Go!, and O Gentle Reader!"and is a columnist for Today's Christian Woman magazine with her popular back page feature, "Women in the Word" More than 3,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God.
On the personal side, Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College, and is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill share their 19th-century farmhouse in Louisville with their two college-student offspring, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats.