Lydia, Woman of Philippi

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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?

Diana Wallis Taylor was first published at age twelve, when she sold a poem to a church newsletter. Today, she has an extensive portfolio of published works, including twelve books; an Easter cantata, Glorious, written with a musical collaborator; and contributions to various magazines and compilations. Her works of biblical fiction include: Lydia Woman of Philippi; Mary, Chosen of God; Journey to the Well, the story of the woman of Samaria; Martha; Mary ...Read More

Diana Wallis Taylor was first published at age twelve, when she sold a poem to a church newsletter. Today, she has an extensive portfolio of published works, including twelve books; an Easter cantata, Glorious, written with a musical collaborator; and contributions to various magazines and compilations. Her works of biblical fiction include: Lydia Woman of Philippi; Mary, Chosen of God; Journey to the Well, the story of the woman of Samaria; Martha; Mary Magdalene; Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate; and Ruth, Mother of Kings. Diana also wrote a book on Halloween, Harmless Fun or Risky Business. Diana lives in San Diego with her husband, Frank. They have six grown children and ten grandchildren. Readers can learn more by visiting her website, www.dianawallistaylor.com.

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