Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bread of Angels!!

Bread of Angels by [Afshar, Tessa]


Bread of Angels 

by Tessa Afshar


There is a brief passage in the Bible about Lydia the seller of purple, so I jumped at the chance to review this book. Also, I have read another book by Tessa Afshar and I loved it. She does a wonderful job of writing about biblical stories and brings them to life in her books.

Her newest novel takes place during the time of Paul's travels through Roman empire. We find Lydia learning the trade of making purple dye from her father.  Her life is filled with spending her days with her father making the dye that provides for their needs. One  day her father has an accident causing him to be unable to perform his job, Lydia takes over the everyday duties of making the dye. The young man that rescued her dad makes an offer to both of them seems too good to be true.
As time passes by,  Lydia's life is overturned by false accusations against her father, Running from the disgrace, she finds a home in Phillippi. Doing the only thing she knows she chooses to use  her father's secret formulas to provide an income for herself and her ward.

The years pass by with Lydia's purple cloth becoming a very popular item. Still, she longs for more in her life than just selling purple cloth. When Paul and a group of apostles come to Phillippi, they meet up with Lydia and her friends. Upon hearing the gospel, her heart is filled with joy that is met with a struggle. All of her past hurts and secrets catch up with her causing Lydia to choose. Does she stand firm in the faith or succumb to the fears that have chased her all of her life??


I received this book from Tyndale Blogging, this is my honest review and I have not been compensated for it.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Beauty Begins with You!!

Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection by [Shook, Chris, Shook Alpha, Megan]

Beauty Begins: 

Making Peace with Your Reflection

by Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha


A Mother and daughter team bring to us a fresh look at the struggle girls and women are facing today. Diving into a very hard topic that bombards us everywhere from billboards to magazines in the grocery store checkout line. Exploring the origins of true beauty, while challenging all women to trade the pressure to meet a certain perfect look, for what God has provided for us in perfect love. 

Our culture has taken a precious thing and created it into an obsession that has made us into objects more than humans. It does not matter where we turn we face images that feed us that beauty is all about looks. I, myself have struggled with this issue to the point I could not see the truth in the mirror. 

The mother and daughter team share from their life experiences and struggles with body image and appearance. Drawing from what they have been thru they give us the wisdom to overcome and realise what true beauty is.


I love the fresh take these two women write with, they are very real about life. This is one book I would recommend for women of all ages to read.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. All opinions are my own