Read Bread of Angels Online Free - 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.
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February 09, 2017
Tessa's unique voice--offering both wit and wisdom--emanates from every page. Lydia's story is achingly tender from the first flutter of romance to the last sting of betrayal. An intensely emotional journey. An utterly satisfying read. Acts 16 comes to life in BREAD OF ANGELS.
April 18, 2017
4 1/2 stars TOP PICK
May 13, 2017
Tessa Afshar brings to life Acts 16 and the story of Lydia.
There is so much to love about Lydia. She is independent, hard working and kindhearted to name a few of her positive attributes.
The story spans over many years taking readers to the time when Paul was alive and visited Phillipi. It was a...
July 06, 2017
No one brings the Bible to life and touches your heart and mind like author Tessa Afshar. In her newest novel, Bread of Angels; this author brilliantly transports readers to biblical times and has them get to know Lydia and her father in an up-close and personal way; allowing readers to walk in L...
June 19, 2017
Once again, Tessa Afshar has offered up a wonderful, moving novel with her latest, "Bread of Angels". Though of course I have read about Lydia in the book of Acts, I can tell you that this book will give you a whole new appreciation for the Lydia of the Bible! Afshar has appropriately taken some...
May 24, 2017
With the exception of one short story, this book was my first foray into the world of Biblical fiction. Tessa Afshar was a new-to-me author, but since I had heard lots of good things about her books I decided to give this book a try. I very much enjoyed this book.
I could relate to Lydia's fear o...
June 16, 2017
What a beautiful book, inside and out! But what else would one expect from a Tessa Afshar book? Truly, her books astound me and I love spending time in each one.
"Bread of Angels" provides a very touching and impacting story of Lydia the seller of purple. I so enjoyed following her life-journey,...
June 22, 2017
Title: Bread of Angels
Author: Tessa Afshar
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Lydia is the teenage daughter of a merchant who has perfected the art of making purple dye for textiles. He is not too successful as a business man as he prefers to...
May 17, 2017
Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar surprised me. It took my breath away. Made me weep. Made me laugh. Yes, I stayed up until the wee hours of morning to finish this; it was that good! I've enjoyed this author's previous books, but was not prepared to absolutely adore this one!
It's set in the New Tes...
May 05, 2017
An accomplished wordsmith, Tessa Afshar has written Bread of Angels with precision, heart, and purpose. Each well-tuned phrase, simile, and scene, serves to immerse readers into Lydia’s first-century life. I read the prologue like one might enjoy the first bite of a decadent cake, and in the same...