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Bread of Angels kindle ô Audio CD ð tessa afshar ð [Reading] ➽ Bread of Angels By Tessa Afshar – Dcmdirect.co.uk 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 alongPurple 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 worldBut 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 everythingWith only her father’s secret formulas left Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own Determination and serendipitous acuaintances―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 To most people purple is a color To Lydia of Thyatira it's her lifeblood Lydia has spent her life learning her father's secrets in the world of dyeing and trading purple cloth a luxury for all but the wealthiest in the Roman Empire But when an encounter with an unscrupulous suitor who only looks like a tall drink of water shatters her life Lydia's plans to take over the family's workshop shatter as well Soon she's on a path she never could have imagined with friends and adversaries she never expectedAs with Land of Silence Tessa Afshar beautifully captures the setting of Biblical Thyatira and Phillipi making them seem as real as any of our modern cities Additionally and importantly in Lydia Tessa brings to life an obscure Biblical character who gets exactly one paragraph in Acts 16 In Bread of Angels Lydia is a brilliant businesswoman with a generous heart and unwavering ability to pay it forward Over and over again even before she embraces Christ her kindness and generosity lets her reap what she sows A glorious harvest results most notably in lifelong friends like Rebekah Aemellia and yes Paul himselfTessa's other characters come to life as well in a deftly crafted plot I loved the idea of Grecian Lydia and Jewish Rebekah partnering to run their own purple goods shop as female run businesses were unheard of in their era Add in minor characters like Chloris the servant and you get a rare dose of Biblical girl power worth rooting for especially with an adversary like Antiochus threatening to ruin Lydia at every turn However feminine strength is not the only great part of the Bread of Angels plot There's also Lydia's relationship with Paul and some early Christians as well as her position as founder of the region's first Christian church Through her eyes we get to see such events as Paul and Silas' miraculous escape from prison and their interactions with a fortune telling slave girl Familiar Bible stories get an added dose of insight and complexity that make familiar characters seem like real peopleIt's worth noting that I laughed out loud a few times Most people wouldn't put funny and Biblical fiction in the same sentence but Lydia possesses a dry sense of humor that provides comic relief here and there In addition Paul and Silas' optimistic reactions to persecution get an appreciative chuckle occasionally I have no doubt these two men spoke and acted in real life as they did in this novelBread of Angels does have a few flaws Some events seem glossed over and chapters sometimes end too soon Some important characters like Marcus have strong backstories but so much time is spent on those that the people themselves remain underdeveloped Lydia herself as well as some other characters could have used shading For instance we know Lydia struggles with anxiety but we mostly know that because we're told What if we had seen her have a panic attack? What if she'd had a mannerism that gave away her anxiousness? Anyway those are minor issues overall I still recommend this book for a glimpse into the full life of Lydia and a taste of literary manna

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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 worldBut 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 everythingWith only her father’s secret formulas left Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own Determination and serendipitous acuaintances―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 lif Tessa Afshar is a brilliant writer Every book of hers has been a joy to read and at times challenging

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Bread of AngelsE 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 worldBut 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 everythingWith only her father’s secret formulas left Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own Determination and serendipitous acuaintances―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 li What insights into life in the early first century and challenging concepts about living as a follower of Jesus Christ Praise the Lord for authors like this