Lydia

Lydia

by Marty Rhodes Figley, Anita Riggio
     
 

Lydia loves purple. She loves purple flowers, purple fruit, the purple shadows at dusk. She decorates her house in purple, wears purple clothes, and ties purple ribbons in her hair. She even sells purple dye and purple cloth to other people. Yes, Lydia dearly loves purple—but she also loves God. Can she love both?

In this humorous retelling of a New

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Overview

Lydia loves purple. She loves purple flowers, purple fruit, the purple shadows at dusk. She decorates her house in purple, wears purple clothes, and ties purple ribbons in her hair. She even sells purple dye and purple cloth to other people. Yes, Lydia dearly loves purple—but she also loves God. Can she love both?

In this humorous retelling of a New Testament tale, children will be reminded that friendship and shared faith are more important than possessions.

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Children's Bookwatch
The Story of Lydia features simple, humorous language laced with vivid detail combined with the strong lines and vibrant colors of the illustrations to bring to life a New Testament tale that children Ages 4 to 8 will long remember. A wonderful acquisition for church school and community libraries.
Children's Literature - Laura Hummel
"Lydia loved purple. She loved purple flowers, purple shadows at dusk..." so begins the Biblical story of a woman who also loves God. Lydia opened her home to Paul and Silas so they could preach about Jesus and love, but she was dismayed that so many visitors left her lovely purple possessions in shambles. When she went to tell the missionaries that they needed to meet elsewhere, she discovered that they had been imprisoned. God freed Paul and Silas by the miracle of an earthquake and Lydia learned that friends are more important than worldly goods. Young children will enjoy the simplicity of the text and illustrations. The lesson learned by Lydia could easily lead to a class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802851413
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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