FROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE:
DIANA WALLIS TAYLOR,AUTHOR OF “MARTHA”:
Diana Wallis Taylor — award-winning Christian author and speaker
…shares her personal testimony to women’s groups. The Lord gave Diana a desire to write a book about the woman of Samaria who encountered Jesus at Jacob’s Well. It was at the edge of the well where the woman of Samaria found the living water of Jesus.
A native Californian, Diana Wallis Taylor graduated from San Diego State University. She has had many occupations; elementary and junior high school teacher, bookshop owner, and conference director for a Christian college. A poet since the age of 12, she published a book of poems, Wings of the Wind, in 1994, now republished with watercolor illustrations in 2006. She has received awards in songwriting and poetry and her writing contributions appear in various books and magazines. The author speaks on the woman at the well in conjunction with her own testimony. She also speaks on A Walk in the Darkness, on her family involvement in the occult and how it affected her life.
Diana lives with her husband Frank in San Diego, California and between them they have six grown children and ten grandchildren. In addition to her speaking and writing, she serves on the board of the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild and is active in Christian Women’s Fellowship.
Her first book, Journey to the Well, came out in March, 2009. Her third book, Martha, will be released in June, 2011 by Revell.
VISIT DIANA WALLIS TAYLOR’S WEBSITE AT: http://dianawallistaylor.com
DIANA WALLIS TAYLOR
Pub. Date: June 2011
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented characters of the New Testament is Martha. Often painted in the colors of reproach, Martha seems to be the poster child for how not to be a follower of Jesus. From the mind of Diana Wallis Taylor comes this touching, well-researched portrayal of Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus. Through Taylor’s lush descriptions and inspired combination of imagined and recorded dialogue, Martha’s world—her trials, triumphs, and loves—vibrantly comes to life. Follow Martha as she is jilted by her betrothed, falls in love with a Roman soldier, grieves the death of her father, cares for her siblings, and serves her Lord with dignity and grace. Readers will never read the biblical story of Martha the same way again.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER FOR MY HONEST OPINION!!
MARTHA by Diana Wallis Taylor is an exciting inspirational Biblical fiction based on the touching story of Mary of Bethany and Lazarus’
sister,Martha. It is well written with depth and details. This is a touching account of Martha’s life and her emotional story. Martha,who spent her life
caring,and helping others finds someone to cherish her. This story follows Martha through her world of family,faith,trials,triumphs and love during this complicated era where Jesus’ story is woven throughout also. If you enjoy biblical fiction this is a story for you for it is filled with days of old,their trials,faith,their joys, and of course love. For Martha to find someone to cherish her is a miracle of itself.She is a devoted woman of faith and family. A must biblical fiction read. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
**Available June 2011, at your favorite bookseller from Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group***
REVIEWED BY: April Renn