Lydia, Woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor

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Lydia, Woman of Philippi Read Online Free - Smart, strong, and a follower of the Jewish God, Lydia has nonetheless always quietly conformed to the expectations of the wealthy Roman society surrounding her. Even though married off at fifteen to a man she dislikes, she is determined to be a faithful wife. But when her husband is killed some years later, Lydia vows never to remarry and returns to her father's house in Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to emerge.      //       

As she is trained in the family dye business, Lydia’s shrewd management quickly creates profit, prestige—and envy. At odds with her jealous brother, who is a staunch Roman and can't understand her obsession with the Jewish religion, Lydia finds herself yet again at the mercy of a patriarchal society. Will fleeing to Philippi be enough to protect herself and those under her care? Will she keep her vow to widowhood when a handsome Greek God-fearer turns out to be more than just an employee? ​And when she meets a strange man named Paul the apostle by the river one Sabbath day, will Lydia have the courage to once more let her life be dramatically changed—this time forever?

Title : Lydia, Woman of Philippi
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ISBN : 1629118966
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Emily rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

The daughter of a wealthy Roman merchant and a Jewish woman, Lydia chose to believe in Yahweh rather than her father's Roman gods. Her father has no regard for her beliefs and little for her opinions, which is why he chose to marry her to a man she does not love. Despite this, Lydia continues to...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2017

LYDIA: WOMAN OF PHILIPPI has an absolutely lovely cover. I adore what Whitaker House did with it and I know it's going to draw women in to pick it up and read the back cover blurb and maybe even the first chapter before they buy the book. I'd even pick it up and look at it. I am not a huge fan (o...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2017

Lydia Woman of Philippi is the second novel that I have read about this Biblical character that opens her home to the first church in that area. This is a story of a woman who is smart and capable but because she lives during Roman times, she is living very much in a man controlled world. Her fat...

Andi rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

I really enjoy biblical fiction for a number of reasons. Mainly because I love seeing how an author puts skin on Bible truth. Ms. Taylor takes what little there is written about Lydia in the Bible and entwines a story rich in both biblical truth, with fictional imagination. While Ms. Taylor uses...

Barbara rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 22, 2017

On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor is muffins without eggs. When eggs are left out and not adequately replaced by another ingredient, the muffin loses the right consistency, flavor, and moisture. It's an unsatisfying bite to be sure. [free book received. o...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

I love reading the Bible, make no mistake. The Bible is true, amazing, and wonderful. But biblical fiction? It just might be a new favorite of mine. It allows us, as readers, to get a glimpse of what it may have been like to live during biblical times. In doing so, it really brings the Bible clos...

Crystal rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2017

I love reading Diana Wallis Taylor’s books. These fictional accounts of real women of the Bible will draw you closer to each one. Her writing skills are wonderful and always leave you wanting to read more of her books. Lydia Woman of Philippi is no different. Lydia is the story of a smart, strong...

Lori rated it ★★★★★

September 14, 2017

I so much enjoyed this Biblical fiction story of Lydia. Diana has done an amazing job on her research and bringing Lydia to life. At first, when I picked up this book and started it I thought it was going to be like Bread of Angels. It was not. It was completely different from that. I love Biblic...

Ashley rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2017

I enjoyed this view of Lydia. I'm not a huge reader of Biblical fiction but I do enjoy it occasionally. This story gives us a chance to see how it could have been like back in biblical times and what the characters we read about in our Bible may have done/gone through/lived. This one is a roller c...

Marilyn rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2017

I was captivated by the story of Lydia: Woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor. She brought the Biblical character, Lydia, to life in this eloquent colorful account of this New Testament woman. I could not stop reading this fictional account filled with customs, worshipping of various gods, Rom...

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