Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mary Chosen of God By Diana Wallis Taylor

I received this book  from Celebrate Lit blogging program and the author for no charge.  A favorable review is not required and The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

"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 at 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 anticipation in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even crucified;and then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.



My Thoughts:

Mary Chosen of God is the first book by Diana Wallis Taylor I have read and it is great! This is her latest book that tells the story of Mary from her conception of Jesus to his Ascension into heaven. I am a huge fan of Christian Historical Fiction so this book grabbed my attention. I have enjoyed many books that retell the stories in the bible from their perspective. Diana Wallis Taylor writes with authority on the story of Jesus and Mary in the bible, the world during this time, and Mary's love for God and her son.  I really enjoyed Diana Wallis Taylor's unique perspective on one of my favorite stories in the bible. I really felt like I was there with Mary, walking next to her as her story unfolded. This story is beautifully written and really gives a new perspective on this story. I highly recommend this book and author to anyone who enjoys Biblical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I definitely have found a new author to add to my list. I can't wait to read the other books that Diana Wallis Taylor has written.  I give this book 4 STARS!!


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About the Book

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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.

About the Author

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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.

Blog Stops

October 4: Simple Harvest Reads (spotlight)
October 5: Proverbial Reads
October 5: I Hope You Dance
October 6: Book by Book
October 10: A Greater Yes
October 10: Back Porch Reads
October 11: The Power of Words
October 12: Book Babble
October 13: Mary Hake
October 14: Splashes of Joy
October 15: Bigreadersite
October 16: Henry Happens

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Diana is giving away a gift basket that includes Mary, Ruth, Whitaker House’s study Bible, and The Lord is my Shepherd candle from Abba Anointing Oil! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a5b3

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