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About the Book
“Blessed are you, Mary, chosen of God.” Mary is ordinary girl from Nazareth. She helps her mother with household chores, she daydreams about a handsome carpenter’s son named Joseph, and at night she lies on the roof and contemplates the stars. But one evening, a heavenly visitor comes with unexpected news—and her life is changed forever. Experience the life of the Messiah from the perspective of his mother, who must place her trust and obedience in Adonai, the Most High, as he fulfills centuries of prophecy in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even be crucified—and then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.
Review: I have read a few other books by this author, and I always enjoy them. She has a true talent for writing Biblical fiction and making us feel as though we are right alongside the people she writes about.
Not only do we get a look at how she imagines life to have been for Mary on a day to day basis, but we also get the chance to learn more about the Jewish traditions and culture of the time. For me, that's always interesting and helpful in understanding people and their actions.
I also love the fact that this book is not just about the young virgin giving birth, but that it follows her for the rest of her life, to Jesus' death and beyond. It was wonderful to get a perspective on what she might have been thinking and feeling at various times in her life regarding events that were taking place around her.
I am sure this book will be another big hit for the author, and I look forward to seeing whose life she will explore next.
**I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Five stars
About the Author
Diana Wallis Taylor has written eight biblical novels, including Mary, Chosen of God, Martha, Journey to the Well, Mary Magdalene, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, and Ruth, Mother of Kings. Well-known in the Christian book industry for her biblical fiction, her most recent five books have received over 3,000 ratings on Goodreads. Taylor is a former San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild’s “Writer of the Year” and her biblical novels have earned her a variety of awards. Diana lives in San Diego with her husband, Frank. They have six grown children and ten grandchildren.
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