This is the best fiction book I’ve read in a long time. In Bread of Angels, Tessa Afshar put her finger on the pulse of the First Century and I felt like I was actually there. In this delightful story you will find first love… secrets… plotting… jail time… betrayal… successes… failures… trauma… death… life changes…
The book is beautifully written. The characters enter the story at just the right point. The story encapsulates the life of Lydia, the seller of purple, from the New Testament. Each chapter has its own verse of the Bible to help the reader frame that portion of the narrative.
It’s rare to find a quote from a fiction book that is worth keeping in my heart. But find one I did. “I follow a scarred Redeemer. Somehow I think our scars become holy in the shadow of His. And His plans are made perfect in the demolition of our own devices.” (page 290)
I highly recommend this book. Put it on your summer reading list. I’m definitely going to check out some of Tessa Afshar’s other books.
Blessings to you and yours!
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