Yet he commanded the skies above and opened the doors of heaven, and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven. Man ate of the bread of angels. ~Psalm 78:23-25
Bread of Angels is another wonderful book by Tessa Afshar. I’ve read several of her books and have never been disappointed. She is a talented storyteller who draws the reader back to Bible times and delivers a message of love, hope, and faith.
There is a lovely and familiar cast of characters—Lydia (the seller of purple, Phillipi, Paul, and more. It is effortless to sink into this story, and my emotions were given a tough workout. I love a story that makes me feel strongly—whether it’s amused, heartbroken, joyful, or angry. And I love it when I’m taken back to Bible times, learning the customs and such.
It was easy to sympathize with Lydia and felt the wounds of betrayal and fear. It seems with each Afshar novel I read I love it more than the previous one—but the fact is, they are all superb.
Lovely writing, brilliant storytelling, with a ministering and inspiring message.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
First Line (prologue): I have never served as a soldier, yet I have the strange sense that most of my life I have stared down the blade of a sword, the face of my adversary haunting me.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network and NetGalley.