Item description for Woman of Means (Daughters of Faith) by Thom Lemmons...
Overview In this second release in the Daughters of Jerusalem series, Thom Lemmons explores the question of what happened to Lydia, Paul's first European convert. Woman of Means uses strong characters and an imaginative plot to take readers to biblical times for possible answers. As readers view the struggles of life through fresh eyes, they will be reminded of the commonality of all human struggle and our shared need for God's grace. All those who seek to run well in the race of life will be inspired by the story of a young widow whose indomitable will helps her to survive, and whose restless soul leads her to God
Publishers Description In this second release in the Daughters of Jerusalem series, Thom Lemmons explores the question of what happened to Lydia, Paul's first European convert. Woman of Means uses strong characters and an imaginative plot to take readers to biblical times for possible answers. As readers view the struggles of life through fresh eyes, they will be reminded of the commonality of all human struggle and our shared need for God's grace. All those who seek to run well in the race of life will be inspired by the story of a young widow whose indomitable will helps her to survive, and whose restless soul leads her to God.
Thom Lemmons is author of Destiny by Choice, Jeremiah, He Who Wept, Daniel, the Man Who Saw Tomorrow, and Once Upon A Cross. He has also done editorial consulting, ghostwriting, and freelance writing on many other projects. Thom currently lives in Abilene, Texas with his wife Cheryl and their three children.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Daughters Of Faith
Series Number 2
ISBN 159052893X ISBN13 9781590528938
Availability 0 units.
More About Thom Lemmons
Thom Lemmonshas published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, includingSunday Clothesand the best-sellingJabez: A Novel.He is the senior editor at Texas A&MUniversity Press."
Thom Lemmons currently resides in Abilene, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Woman of Means (Daughters of Faith)?
Buy It Now! Oct 1, 2000
Lemmons has once again penned a very readable and intelligent book on a fascinating character in the perspective that he alone seems to be able to pull off with great success. Read it when you have time to read it all--pick a weekend and dig into this fascinating personality of the Old Testament.
Fascinating follow-up to Daughter of Jerusalem... Sep 27, 2000
After reading Daughter of Jerusalem, I waited somewhat impatiently for the second novel in Thom Lemmons' series. Lemmons' ability to narrate the female voice is such a surprise that you can't help but fall in love with his main characters. Woman of Means was no disappointment. Lydia stood out in her surroundings right from the beginning. She ran races against boys... And won. She later fell in love with and married one of her opponents, and when her life changed forever, she didn't give up. She moved far from home and became an assistant to her uncle's business and raised two children. This story could be any of our stories. A single mom doing the best she can to support her kids, even when she has issues of her own to deal with. Although the story skipped around often and became confusing, I would still recommend the novel. I would also recommend The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.
Woman of Means Aug 21, 2000
Lydia has always done the unexpected. As a child, she entered a race against boys and won. She chose a man close to her own age to wed, which was not done in the ancient Greek society of her upbringing. She was cursed by the Sibyl to be covered in blood. She cut off all her and delivered herself to the Sibyl's shrine, only to be told that that was not the life for her. Lydia goes back home and marries her young man, Menander. She leads a most solitary life after this. Her husband dies, as does her son, and she holds herself apart from her daughter. Her attention and care is lavished on her cloth dyeing business, inherited from her uncle, the only family member who approved of her. Through first a slave of her former household, and then through a family of cloth weavers, she becomes involved in the Jewish faith. Then she meets Paul, and becomes a follower of Christ. But there is more Lydia must learn, if her life is to be complete. Lydia's story is told as she is an old woman, from her deathbed. The flashbacks, while occasionally disjointed, are entirely sympathetic. A fascinating glimpse into an unfamiliar time.