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Diana Wallis Taylor

Diana Wallis Taylor

Genres:
Historical
Diana Wallis Taylor has been writing since the age of 12 when she sold her first poem to a church newspaper. Her short story “Phipps and the Jay” won first place in the San Diego Book Awards. Wings of the Wind, her collection of poetry, came out in 2006. Diana lives with her husband Frank in San Diego, California. They have six children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys speaking and sharing her heart with women of all ages.
Diana Wallis Taylor: Looking For A Miracle

Diana Wallis Taylor: Looking For A Miracle

(June 29, 2011)
Martha Loses Hope As She Looks For The Messiah…and A Miracle.

“Oh God Who Sees, take me also. If not together in life, let me join him in death. I don’t want to live without him.” She looked up at the night sky. Had the God Who Sees kept her from making a mistake? Would it have worked out the way she dreamed?

Author Diana Wallis Taylor creates a beautiful story set in the New Testament following the life of Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus in Martha. The busyness of Martha is well-known, identified with, studied, and often misunderstood by people today. Often painted in the colors of reproach, Martha seems to be the poster child for how not to be a follower of Jesus. Taylor provides a well-researched touching portrayal of Martha.

When her mother dies leaving young Martha in charge of the household, her family is dependant upon her to oversee the home. Yet like other girls in her village, Martha longs to be married and begin her own family. Considered a fine cook and weaver, Martha is quick to help others within her community. She experiences the hope of love and love lost, trials, friendship, the death of her father, the overwhelming duty to her family, the discovery of the Messiah, the miracles witnessed at the Temple, and the hospitality she shows to her Lord with dignity and grace. However, when Lazarus becomes ill and Jesus is too late – Martha questions both her faith and the Lord. How could she know that one of the Lord’s greatest miracles was only moments away? Through the life of Martha, Taylor shows readers a new perspective and appreciation for this special woman of the New Testament.
 

 

 

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