Lydia A Novel 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 tells a story that pulses with excitement, while giving us a facinating look at ... more »the life and times of ancient Macedonia.
Lydia was a successful and influential business woman 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 Erope. It was her home that nurtured the church of Philippi, whose members were later referred to by Puaul 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 dialougue for the very human characters.
Dramatic and gripping, Mrs. Hunderson'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. 'Through the pages of Lydia, the reader steps into the New Testament town of Philippi to experience the conflicts and joys of her new found faith in God. Mrs. Henderson has written a convincing account of Lydia's salvation and her subsequent ministry of hospitatlity to Paul and his fellow travelers." --Virtue
Lois T. Henderson is the popular and rspected author of such biblical novels as Ruth, Hagar, and Abigail. She is much in demand as a lecturer and has written numerous articles and short stories for Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Woman's Day, and Family Circle.« less