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Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in 2014 Conference, Keynote Speaker |

Liz’s Biography

Liz’s Biography

In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most famous—and infamous—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.

Liz’s award-winning historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebecca, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Naomi and Ruth to eighteenth-century Scotland, also have invited readers to view these familiar biblical characters in a new light.

In her 2012 nonfiction best-seller, The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offered a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with two of the Good Girls of the Bible, Naomi and Ruth.

Now, with The Women of Christmas, Liz explores the lives of three New Testament Good Girls who greatly anticipated the birth of the Messiah: Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist; Mary, the mother of Jesus; and Anna, the widowed prophetess, who waited all her life for the Christ child to appear. Combining a passion for God’s Word, a commitment to thorough research, and a deep love for storytelling, Liz has created a gift-worthy Bible study for the Advent season and beyond.

Liz is the author of 31 books, with more than 4.5 million copies in print including:

  • 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
  • The Girl’s Still Got It

She’s also a best-selling novelist, writing both contemporary and historical fiction…

  • Mixed Signals
  • Bookends
  • Grace in Thine Eyes
  • Thorn in My Heart
  • Fair Is the Rose
  • Whence Came a Prince
  • Here Burns My Candle
  • Mine Is the Night
  • A Wreath of Snow

And she’s written five books for young children…

  • The Pumpkin Patch Parable
  • The Parable of the Lily
  • Go Away, Dark Night
  • The Sunflower Parable
  • The Pine Tree Parable

Her children’s Parable Series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her nonfiction book Embrace Grace won a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, and her novel Whence Came a Prince received a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle was named 2010 Best Inspiration Romance by RT Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, Mine Is the Night, was a New York Times bestseller. Her Victorian Christmas novella, A Wreath of Snow, won the Christian Manifesto 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Historical Fiction.

For ten years Liz was also an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman. Additional articles by Liz have appeared in Faith & Friends in Canada, Woman Alive in Great Britain and Enhance in Australia. And more than 4,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God.

A gifted professional speaker, known by her audiences as An Encourager, Liz has presented more than 1,700 inspirational programs in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries, including Thailand, Israel, Portugal, and Indonesia. When the National Speakers Association honored her with their Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only thirty-five women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame. Her alma mater, Bellarmine University, presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College in 2010.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 300 major newspapers and magazines, as well as on Salon.com, Beliefnet.com, Spirituality.com and HopeforWomenMag.com, and many other websites. She has been interviews on more than 700 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, TBN, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Shine TV New Zealand, Radio Pulpit South Africa, Focus on the Family, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, and Midday Connection on the Moody Network.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved!) parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian.

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