With her straightforward style, accessible writing, and well-organized study and reflection materials, Essex continues to make Bible study FUN! Girlfriends explores women's friendships and relationships the good, bad and just plain bitchy by exploring ways in which women interact in the Bible. Essex finds unique connections in popular culture to provide interesting perspectives, new insight, and contemporary interpretation to help better understand the nature of our relationships. This study opens up new avenues for understanding and living through relationships, affirmed or abused, and provokes deeper exploration of faith and life. Just like any good friendship, conversation is at the essence. Popular culture provides talking points and helps us to see ourselves in the biblical story.