Mary, Chosen of God
Mary, Chosen of God  -     By: Diana Wallis Taylor
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She was an ordinary girl from Nazareth---daydreaming about Joseph---when suddenly a heavenly visitor appears and her life is changed forever! Experience the life of the Messiah through the eyes of Mary, his mother. You'll gain an amazing new perspective of Jesus' story---from the events surrounding his birth to his ministry, death, and resurrection. 320 pages, softcover from Whitaker.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 162911748X
ISBN-13: 9781629117485

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  1. Mari
    Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Story of Mary--Mother of Jesus
    June 22, 2017
    Mari
    Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mary: Chosen of God by Diana Wallis Taylor is a beautiful rendition of Jesus' mother and her life. I was immersed into the story and felt like I was present with Mary while she was walking the streets of Nazareth, preparing a meal, going to the temple, or traveling to see Elizabeth while viewing the countryside. This novel covers not only Mary's life but the lifespan of her beloved son, Yeshua (Jesus). I appreciated the use of Jewish words to bring the realism of the Biblical account to life. My emotions and mind seeing the scenes were captivated from the start. Each character is well developed and what may have transpired during history with the greatest story ever told. Mary lived an ordinary life with responsibilities of caring for Joseph and her children, but she pondered so much within her heart about her son, Jesus. It is hard to fathom the heartbreak and pain she felt as Yeshua hung on the cross to become the Savior of the world. I enjoyed Biblical fiction when an author incorporates the Word of God and does not stray from the Bible. This is the first book I have read by Diana Wallis Taylor, but it will not be my last one.

    Thank you to Whitaker House for the complimentary copy of this astonishing book. A positive review was not required but I have expressed my honest thoughts of this 5 star book by Diana Wallis Taylor.
  2. 2boyzmommy
    Moorestown, NJ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Window Into Bible Times
    January 13, 2017
    2boyzmommy
    Moorestown, NJ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have a new author to add to my "favorites" list. Her name is Diana Wallis Taylor. I had the pleasure of reading her novel Mary, Chosen of God and enjoyed it very much. I love reading Biblical fiction, especially when it is as well-written as this book was. The characters are very believable and I felt like I had a clear window into the life of Jesus and his family. It definitely helps me understand my Bible better. This book was very well-researched and I highly recommend it. I will definitely be reading more books by Diana Wallis Taylor.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher and The Book Club Network, Inc. All opinions are my own.
  3. Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting Take on Mary and Jesus' Life
    December 9, 2016
    Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book, although actually a bit different than I expected, was quite interesting. Diana does a really good job of bringing the time period and characters to life. It was engaging to read about Mary as she heard from the angel, became wed to Joseph, and later on had little Yeshua. As he grows, and his brothers and sisters come along, Mary's life story continues. Her relationship with God was a blessing to me. I enjoyed imagining her feelings and how awed she was to be raising the Messiah and be his mother, as well as, the things that she witnessed happening later in his life. As you read you can feel her love, her struggles, and he emotions she must have felt.

    Although, at times the story may have played out a bit different than what I personally would have imagined, I enjoyed the author's take. It was interesting to read the Jewish names and at time words were included that made the story more personal. I also, originally thought this to be a type of Christmas novel and was suprised to find that after just a few short chapters, that part of the book was over. The book actually spans the lifetime of Jesus. I also enjoyed the author's take on Jesus as a boy and how he was taken with insects, bugs, birds, and had a calming effect on those around him. There was definitely much thought put into the story.

    I would recommend this book. I received a free copy through the Book Club Network and Whitaker House to review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to review it positively.
  4. jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Mary Chosen of God
    November 27, 2016
    jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mary Chosen of God by Diana Wallis Taylor is a heart-warming story about Marys deep faith in and relationship with God. From her journey at the time of the angels appearance, announcing Gods plan for her life, to the time of the Lords ascension, the reader experiences what might have been her life and path through the years. The author relates Marys belief that Jesus, Gods Sonand hers, has a special purpose to fulfill, but she does not fully realize the plan until it unfolds before her eyes. The story relates the absolute trust in God and Marys reliance upon Him, even in the worst trial. The author succeeds in creating a likely family for the Messiah and the probable siblings reactions to Jesus and His ministry. Through the story we learn a lot about the culture and the rituals of the Jewish people. Overall, it was an enjoyable fictional account of Marys life and experiences. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Carol
    Lebanon, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Diana Wallis Taylor's Mary, Chosen og God
    November 4, 2016
    Carol
    Lebanon, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Enthralling!! Inspirational!! Captivating writing!!

    Vivid description is deftly woven into this historical

    Biblical fiction. The reader becomes part of the story.

    The reader will discover the foods eaten in their time

    period, the modes of transportation, the housing set

    up, the way clothing was made plus the Jewish

    traditions and Festivals.

    All the characters were well defined, vivid, colorful

    and added to a greater understanding of Mary from a

    human view point. You will feel her vulnerability, her

    patience, her faith, her understanding, joys and sorrows.

    The reader is present when Mary accepts God's invitation

    to be the Mother of the Messiah and accompanies her in

    the journey of Yeshua from birth to death to His

    resurrection and ascension back to His Heavenly Father.

    I voluntarily read & reviewed a copy of this book. Thank

    you to book fun.org and the publisher for this Book.

    My opinion is my own.
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