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Lydia (Biblical figure)

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Works: 49 works in 75 publications in 4 languages and 2,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Bible stories  Novels  Biographical fiction 
Classifications: PS3601.F47, 813.54
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    Lydia : a novel by Lois T Henderson( Book )
    10 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
    The book is based on the brief New Testament account of Lydia, a successful and influential businesswoman - the seller of purple in Acts 16:14 - and Paul's first Christian convert in Europe. The book tries to be as biblically accurate as possible while weaving a novel of the disciple Paul's work in Philippi and Lydia's new found faith. Philippi was a Macedonian town thriving under Roman rule
    Bread of angels by Tessa Afshar( Book )
    3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
    Purple . The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances-along with her father's precious dye-help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life
    Woman of means by Thom Lemmons( Book )
    3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
    Lydia arrives in the Roman colony of Philippi in the summer of 28 AD with her two children and the hopes of creating a better life for herself
    Lydia : Paul's cosmopolitan hostess by Richard S Ascough( Book )
    2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
    Eine Frau namens Lydia : zu Geschichte und Komposition in Apostelgeschichte 16,11-15.40 by Jean-Pierre Sterck-Degueldre( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 93 libraries worldwide
    Lydia und Berenike : zwei selbständige Frauen bei Lukas by Eva Ebel( Book )
    2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 72 libraries worldwide
    Lydia as a rhetorical construct in Acts by Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay( Book )
    3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
    Lydia speaks : examining the life of Lydia through her social and theological context by Terri Bednarz( file )
    3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
    Lydia, woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor( Book )
    1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
    "Smart, strong, and a follower of the Jewish God, Lydia has nonetheless always quietly conformed to the expectations of the wealthy Roman society surrounding her. Even though married off at fifteen to a man she dislikes, she is determined to be a faithful wife. But when her husband is killed some years later, Lydia vows never to remarry andreturns to her father's house in Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to emerge. As she is trained in the family dye business, Lydia's shrewd management quickly creates profit, prestige--and envy. At odds with her jealous brother, who is a staunch Roman and can't understand her obsession with theJewish religion, Lydia finds herself yet again at the mercy of a patriarchal society. Will fleeing to Philippi be enough to protect herself and those under her care? Will she keep her vow to widowhood when a handsome Greek God-fearer turns out to be more than just an employee? And when she meets a strange man named Paul the apostle by the river one Sabbath day, will Lydiahave the courage to once more let her life be dramatically changed--this time forever?"--
    Lydia by Marty Rhodes Figley( Book )
    2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    Lydia loves purple, everything she has is purple but she also loves God. Can she love both?
    Lydia, seller of purple by Robert W Faid( Book )
    2 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
    Bread of angels by Tessa Afshar( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
    Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances-along with her father's precious dye-help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life
    Euodia, Syntyche, and Lydia : the leading ladies of Philippi in Philippians 4:2-3 and Acts 16:11-15, 40 by Sarah Kohles( Archival Material )
    2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    Lydia by Katherine Greegor( Book )
    1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
    Lydia, a seller of purple cloth, meets the apostle Paul on his journey to Philippi and decides to become a Christian
    Lydia : a story of Philippi by Trudy J Morgan-Cole( Book )
    2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
    Lydia believes : Acts 16:13-15 for children by Stephenie Hovland( Book )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Lidia: mujer de barrio, Iglesia de Dios by Clemente Medina( Book )
    1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Bedyddiad Lydia a'i theulu. Pregeth by John PRITCHARD( Book )
    2 editions published in 1862 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Prominently receptive to the Gospel : Lydia, Prisca, and Phoebe in the ministry of Paul by V. K McCarty( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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English (37)
German (5)
Arabic (1)
Spanish (1)
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