06 October 2016

Mary, Chosen of God by Diana Wallis Taylor

About the Book
★★★★★ 
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"Blessed are you, Mary, chosen of God." 

Mary is ordinary girl from Nazareth. She helps her mother with household chores, she daydreams about a handsome carpenter's son named Joseph, and at night she lies on the roof and contemplates at the stars. But one evening, a heavenly visitor comes with unexpected newsand her life is changed forever. 

Experience the life of the Messiah from the perspective of his mother, who must place her trust and obedience in Adonai, the Most High, as he fulfills centuries of anticipation in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even crucifiedand then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.

Diana Wallis Taylor’s Mary, Chosen of God offers readers of biblical fiction a fascinating look into the life of Mary, mother of Jesus. While Mary is a well-known, well-loved, and well-discussed biblical figure, Taylor still brings a fresh perspective to her experiences and incredible faith. This beautiful story gripped me emotionally and I really enjoyed reading it. Without hesitation, I recommend it to readers who like reading fictionalized accounts of familiar characters - it’s worth a read. 

Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a copy of Mary, Chosen of God and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author 
Diana Wallis Taylor has written eight biblical novels, including Mary, Chosen of God, Martha, Journey to the Well, Mary Magdalene, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, and Ruth, Mother of Kings. Well-known in the Christian book industry for her biblical fiction, her most recent five books have received over 3,000 ratings on Goodreads. Taylor is a former San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild’s “Writer of the Year” and her biblical novels have earned her a variety of awards. Diana lives in San Diego with her husband, Frank. They have six grown children and ten grandchildren. 

Blog Stops
October 4: Simple Harvest Reads
October 5: Proverbial Reads, I Hope You Dance
October 6: Book by Book
October 7: History, Mystery & Faith
October 8: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses
October 9: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
October 10: A Greater Yes, Back Porch Reads
October 11: The Power of Words
October 12: Book Babble
October 13: For the Love of Books, Mary Hake
October 14: Splashes of Joy, Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
October 15: Bigreadersite
October 16: Henry Happens

October 17: His Grace is Sufficient  

Giveaway
To celebrate her tour, Diana is giving away a gift basket that includes Mary, Ruth, Whitaker House’s Study Bible, and The Lord Is My Shepherd candle from Abba Anointing Oil! Click here to enter here.

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