Religion: Author to speak at April luncheon

Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 22:47 - Written by From Staff Reports

Prolific Christian author and humorist Liz Curtis Higgs will be the featured speaker for the April 22 Call Her Blessed luncheon benefiting local adoption and foster care ministry, Christian Homes and Family Services.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the GABC CrossWalk Conference Center. More than 500 guests are expected.

Higgs is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. In her best-selling “Bad Girls of the Bible” series, Higgs explores the ancient tales about the most infamous — and intriguing — women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. She also writes children’s books such as “The Pumpkin Patch Parable,” also a best-seller, and spent a decade as an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine.

“I have three abiding passions: encouraging my sisters in Christ, exploring the stories of women in the Bible, and writing novels set in Scotland of old,” Mrs. Higgs said.

Holly Shultz, co-chair of the luncheon with her sister-in-law Anna Kathryn Shultz, said the luncheon theme, “Call Her Blessed,” is based on the popular 31st chapter of Proverbs which describes a godly woman. Previous Call Her Blessed luncheon speakers include Ruth Graham, Anita Renfroe and Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Proceeds from the luncheon are used to pursue Christian Homes’ vision of a Christian home for every child. Christian Homes provides free maternity care for Tyler-area young women with unplanned pregnancies. More information is available .