Lydia Author:Lois T. Henderson "Bestselling author Lois Henderson weaves the brief New Testament account of Lydia, the seller of purple in Acts 16:14, into a colorful and biblically accurate novel. Creatively filling in the gaps and vividly portraying this drama of faith and salvation, the author tell a story that pulses with excitement, while giving us a facinating look at t... more »he life and times of ancient Macedonia.
Lydia was a successful and influential businesswoman in Philippi- a beautiful town thriving under Roman rule. But more significantly, she was the seeker after truth who became Paul's first Christian convert in Europe. It was her home that nurtured the church of Philippi, whose members were later referred to by Paul as his 'joy and crown.' And it was to her home that Paul and Silas came after their miraculous release from prison.
The author's familiarity with the period adds authenticity to the story, supplying true-to-history details of everyday life and sparkling dialouge for the very human characters.
Dramatic and gripping, Mrs. Henderson's narrative portrays Paul's impact on one part of the Roman world as seen by the first Christian to carry the message through Europe and westward."« less