Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Voice In the Wind by Francine River

 My review:

 Amazing!! This is a book that will stay with me for a lifetime and I will forever be changed having read it.   A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers is indeed a true classic that I will keep and treasure in my personal library. Time and time again, I could see that there is truly nothing new under the sun. People since the beginning of time have either lived of God (Jesus) or lived their lives for the devil in the form of other gods. Throughout the book I was able to see the wicked get more wicked and the Christians grow in faith.

The book takes you on an amazing journey from Jerusalem to Rome where you come to know Hadassah, a young Jewish women who is taken captive and brought to Rome as a slave.  Hadassah's
father and mother had taught her from birth that Christ had shed his blood as an atonement for the sins of the world.  Her humble spirit was a perfect example of what I want to strive for in my own life.

The research and character development in this book was so wonderful that I could feel what the characters felt and see what they saw. I find myself as I write this review not wanting to give away the story that Francine so perfectly executes. To do so would not do justice to the impact this book will forever have on those who will read it.  Amazing? yes, absolutely!  A Voice in the Wind is the first book in the Mark of the Lion Series and should be required reading for high school students everywhere.  I can't wait to purchase, An Echo in the Wind and As Sure as the Dawn the other books in this series.  Thank you, Francine, through this book God has planted seeds in me that will continue to grow.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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You can purchase A Voice in the Wind at:
Barnes & Nobles
Christianbook    you can buy the whole Mark of the Lion Series of buy each book separately


Anne Payne said...

This is my all time favorite Christian Fiction book!!! It just doesn't get any better :)

I found your blog through Overcoming Through Time-With God's Help and the post on Jody Hedlund's new book.

Brenda Anderson said...

Excellent review of one of my favorite novels ever.

You'll enjoy the remaining two books in the series just as much.