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Liz Curtis Higgs

Author of  Embrace Grace

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Liz Curtis Higgs's Bio:

Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient stories about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene in her continuing series of best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have already helped one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew. Her latest title, Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life, presents Liz’s message of hope in an engaging and personal way, speaking directly to the hearts of her readers.

A gifted speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,500 inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States as well as Germany, England, Canada, Ecuador, France, South Africa, Indonesia, and Scotland. In 1995, Liz received the highest award in professional speaking, the “Council of Peers Award for Excellence,” becoming one of only thirty women in the world named to the CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as on and, and she has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, CBC Canada, and BBC Radio Scotland.

Liz is the author of 24 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her best-selling nonfiction books include…

  • Bad Girls of the Bible
  • Really Bad Girls of the Bible
  • Unveiling Mary Magdalene
  • Rise and Shine
  • Embrace Grace

Her fiction to date includes four best-selling historical novels and two contemporary novels…

  • Thorn in My Heart
  • Fair Is the Rose
  • Whence Came a Prince
  • Grace in Thine Eyes
  • Mixed Signals
  • Bookends


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 the ECPA Gold Book Award in 2004 for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Her first novel, Mixed Signals, was a Romance Writers of America 2000 RITA Award Finalist for both Best First Novel and Best Inspirational Novel. Liz’s second novel, Bookends, was a 2001 CHRISTY Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction. Her four Scottish historical novels all appeared on the Christian Fiction best-seller list, and Whence Came a Prince won a 2006 CHRISTY Award for Best Historical Fiction. In addition, Liz is the editor of an annual newsletter, The Graceful Heart, with 15,000 readers world wide, and is a columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine with her popular 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 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 Kentucky with their teenagers, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats.

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