Sunday, October 9, 2016

Mary Chosen of God

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.
My Thoughts: Mary Chosen of God is a unique book. Although it's fiction, we can never truly know what was going on in Mary's heart and mind at that time, for me it made the story of Mary and the birth of Jesus come alive. Often times when I read the accounts of the men and women in the Bible I forget (or maybe just don't truly acknowledge) they were real peeople. Facing some of the same judgements and prejudices we face today. I loved how much care the author took in telling this story. Even though the story is familiar you will find yourself unable to put the book down because of how alive the characters become. I truly enjoyed Mary Chosen of God and hope you will too. 

About the Author

Diana Wallis Taylor has written eight biblical novels, including Mary, Chosen of God, MarthaJourney to the WellMary MagdaleneClaudia, 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: For the Love of Books
October 13: Mary Hake
October 14: Splashes of Joy
October 15: Bigreadersite
October 16: Henry Happens


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:

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