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Bread of Angels

Tessa Afshar
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Bread of Angels

Tessa Afshar

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An unforgettable new novel from Christy Award winner, Tessa Afshar.

Merchant's daughter Lydia loves three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making purple dye. When betrayal forces her to flee to Philippi, Lydia struggles to establish her dye business. A meeting with the apostle Paul is the beginning of her journey out of fear.

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An unforgettable new novel from Christy Award winner, Tessa Afshar.

Merchant's daughter Lydia loves three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making purple dye. When betrayal forces her to flee to Philippi, Lydia struggles to establish her dye business. A meeting with the apostle Paul is the beginning of her journey out of fear.
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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 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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Meet the Author

Tessa Afshar

Tessa has just been named 'New Author of the Year 2011' in the Readers' Choice Awards(sponsored by Family Fiction).

Tessa was born into a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first 14 years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served as co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women's and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.

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Biblical Account of Lydia
4 stars By Tracy, Mar 02 2018
I love that this story is set in the biblical times. I found the biblical account of Lydia engaging right from the start.  The story is wonderfully written with some very interesting characters. I never realised until after reading this story that Lydia was the first person to become a Christian and her home become the first church in Europe. This book is a good choice for those readers who like biblical history and a bit of romance.
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historical fiction
3 stars By sarah, Feb 03 2018
Bread of Angels is another historical fiction writtten by Tessa Afshar. I found this novel well written overall. The story focuses on a young woman named Lydia and her choices and challenges throughout her life. It is based on the new testament era and the research completed is fascinating. It is the best novel i have read written  by her. 
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Historically accurate.
3 stars By Colleen, Jan 13 2018
Set in past times. Obviously the author has done a lot of research and the book is wonderfully historically accurate. However, slightly hard to relate to with a few unusual characters. 
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Could Have Been Better
3 stars By Emy Kay , Jul 11 2017
Normally a huge fan of the author, I felt a little underwhelmed by Afshar's latest book Bread of Angels. I was highly looking forward to this read however found the plot to be be predictable from the beginning and it failed to capture me and draw me in like Afshar normally does. I felt this book recounted many Bible stories in its narrative and I found myself skipping over these as it wasn't done in an engaging way. Overall a good read, but not one that will leave you wanting more. 
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  • Catalogue Code 472893
  • Product Code 9781496406477
  • ISBN 1496406478
  • EAN 9781496406477
  • Pages 416
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date Jun 2017
  • Sales Rank #2422
  • Dimensions 203 x 134 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.294kg
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