Lydia, Woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor

Lydia, Woman of Philippi

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...

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  • Laura
    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 (okay...
  • Emily
    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 bel...
  • Lori Parrish
    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 Biblical ...
  • Barbara
    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. opin...
  • Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
    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 her...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    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 close t...
  • Crystal Scott
    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, stro...
  • Ashley Dawn
    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 rollercoas...
  • Amy
    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 father...

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