Monday, October 17, 2016

Mary, Chosen of God: A Review and A Giveaway

We all know the story, right?

At least we think we know it.

Mary, highly favored.

Mary, a young teenager, handpicked by God.

Mary,  mother of Jesus.

Yes, we may know the story, but in this book by Diana Wallis Taylor, we are given a glimpse into what her life might have been.

What she might have thought.

What she may have ate, where she may have slept, her daily life...

Her journey to maturity as a mother, and as a follower of her own Son.

Taylor's fictional story of this Scriptural favorite is a must read. Mary comes to life in a thought-provoking way, as we are challenged to love Jesus more because He chose to die for us.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit, and am offering an honest review.
To purchase your own copy, click here.

About the Book


“Blessed are you, Mary, chosen of God.”
Mary is ordinary girl from Nazareth. She helps her mother with household chores, she daydreams about a handsome carpenter’s son named Joseph, and at night she lies on the roof and contemplates the stars.
But one evening, a heavenly visitor comes with unexpected news—and her life is changed forever.
Experience the life of the Messiah from the perspective of his mother, who must place her trust and obedience in Adonai, the Most High, as he fulfills centuries of prophecy in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even be crucified—and then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.

About the Author


Diana Wallis Taylor has written eight biblical novels, including Mary, Chosen of God, Martha, Journey to the Well, Mary Magdalene, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, and Ruth, Mother of Kings. Well-known in the Christian book industry for her biblical fiction, her most recent five books have received over 3,000 ratings on Goodreads. Taylor is a former San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild’s “Writer of the Year” and her biblical novels have earned her a variety of awards. Diana lives in San Diego with her husband, Frank. They have six grown children and ten grandchildren.

Blog Stops

October 4: Simple Harvest Reads (spotlight)
October 5: Proverbial Reads
October 5: I Hope You Dance
October 6: Book by Book
October 10: A Greater Yes
October 10: Back Porch Reads
October 11: The Power of Words
October 12: Book Babble
October 13: Mary Hake
October 14: Splashes of Joy
October 15: Bigreadersite
October 16: Henry Happens


To celebrate her tour, Diana is giving away a gift basket that includes Mary, Ruth, Whitaker House’s study Bible, and The Lord is my Shepherd candle from Abba Anointing Oil! Click here to enter: