15 May 2017

Biblical Fiction That Won't Disappoint | Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar


Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. 

But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant’s daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything.

With only her father’s secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances—along with her father’s precious dye—help her become one of the city’s preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can’t outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life.


Once again, Tessa Afshar does not disappoint! In her newest novel Bread of Angels, she brings to life the biblical story of Lydia with great depth of characterization and vivid detail to set every scene. With doubt and fear, romance and betrayal, truth and faith, Lydia’s story unfolds beautifully page after page. It captivated me, and I loved getting to experience this portrayal of Lydia. Fans of biblical fiction need to pick up Bread of Angels as soon as possible—it’s definitely worth a read, and I highly recommend it.


Thanks to Tyndale BlogNetwork, I received a complimentary copy of Bread of Angels 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.

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