Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

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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.

Title : Bread of Angels
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ISBN : 1496406478
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Madelyn rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

Bread of Angels was my first book by Tessa Afshar, and I was pleasantly surprised by her gift to artfully expound on Biblical stories. This one covers Lydia, briefly mentioned in scriptures as a "seller of purple." It was beautiful to see Lydia's story intertwined with the life of Paul, and walk...

Mesu rated it ★★★★★

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.

Carrie rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2017

4 1/2 stars TOP PICK

Staci rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Nora rated it ★★★★★

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...

Rachael rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2017

This is the second novel I've read by this author. She truly does a remarkable job in bringing Bible characters to life. Biblical fiction isn't the easiest to write, but this book was hard to put down. It isn't a fairy tale, or a book where all is sunshine and roses. I like books that show the di...

Raechel rated it ★★★★★

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,...

Christian Fiction rated it ★★★★★

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...

Caitlyn rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Shantelle rated it ★★★★★

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...

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