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 Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to em...

Details Lydia, Woman of Philippi

TitleLydia, Woman of Philippi
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherWhitaker House
GenreBiblical Fiction, Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance

Reviews Lydia, Woman of Philippi

  • 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 believe in Yahweh and His promised Messiah. Time passes, and she is given the opportunity to take over the family business that her brother rejects. The ...
  • 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, not a fan at all) of biblical fiction so honestly, I kind of cringed when I was asked to read this. I have to admire the amount of research that mus...
  • 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 chooses her husband and her husband is neither kind nor loving to her. She pretty much just endures her marriage having no real loss of love for her ...
  • Andi
    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 imagination to create a story around Lydia it is not only based in truth, but historical fact, right down to the food they ate, the geographical loca...
  • 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. opinions my own.]Diana Wallis Taylor set out to tell the fictionalized version of Lydia of Phillippi from the Bible. Lydia is a young woman who loves the ...
  • 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 to home for me. I do realize that it is just a work of fiction, but it can be so uplifting, and so easy to imagine these characters were around when Je...
  • 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, strong, and follower of the Jewish God who is married off at they young age of 15 to a man that she dislikes but despite that she always remains the faithful...
  • 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 fiction best. I enjoy reading further about the different characters in the Bible after their short verses. I like knowing that they too had a lifesty...
  • 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 rollercoaster of emotions. I know it is fiction written about a real person but the research the author must have done is incredible. I truly believed this was ...
  • Marilyn
    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, Roman rules, foods and activities during the early church age. The intersperse of the scriptures and chapters of Psalms that Lydia, her mother and other sec...