[Lydia] is the perfect mix: a winsome story, rigorous and illuminating scholarship, with spiritual insight and depth. It had me thinking, crying, and rejoicing.
Gooder has a rare gift for translating scholarship into page-turning storytelling ... This book positively crackles with hope, faith, and love.
Engaging and enjoyable, Lydia will prove to be informative and inspiring for readers who love stories and appreciate biblical scholarship and historical insights.