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Review ~ A VOICE IN THE WIND by Francine Rivers

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 by in Francine Rivers | 0 comments

A VOICE IN THE WIND

(Mark of the Lion, #1)

Francine Rivers

BLURB

This classic series has already inspired nearly 2 million readers, but both loyal fans and new readers will want this 20th anniversary edition of a Christian classic, which includes a foreword from the publisher, a letter from and Q & A with Francine Rivers, color map, an illustrated glossary, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

★★★

Nothing less than 5 Stars for this beauty!

This is such a breathtaking story–so honest and hopeful and humbling. A Voice in The Wind is a Christian Fiction with religious themes that are heavily pronounced. There’s no way around them. Religious beliefs, customs, biblical analysis, and Christian theories saturate this story from top to bottom and every crevice in-between. If that’s not your idea of fun, than this one may not work for you.

This story is long, over 500 pages, and is slowly paced. Each character represents very specific elements of Christian faith–stemming from its humbled servants, to the self-righteous, to the non-believers, to the down-right evil.

The setting is historical, taking place after Jesus’ death, right before the rise of Christianity. The plot narrows in on the lives of four characters who will eventually connect. There are brutal moments–slavery, abuse, fight-to-the-death gladiator battles–and there are tender, peaceful moments that are every bit as powerful. Maybe even more so.

The writing is beautiful and aids this story to life. There’s truly so much depth and meaning to dive into, I couldn’t help becoming inspired.

There is a romance, a very powerful one, but its progression is quite slow. In fact, every bit of this story moves at a believable speed. When people change and/or recognize the error of their ways, it’s a slow process. It’s never an instant turnaround–and I loved how this author remains true to that.

If you’d like to read a more in-depth recount of this story, check out Amy (Foxy)’s beautiful review! She really does this story justice!

*Thanks of much for reading this with me, Foxy Girl! Our discussions were just as epic as the read itself ♥*

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▪ Genre/Category:Christian Fiction/Romance
▪ Steam Caliber: Fairly clean
▪ Romance: Powerful, but slowly paced
▪ Characters: Expertly drawn out and life-like
▪ Plot: Centers heavily on religion. Historical setting. After Jesus, before the rise of Christianity.
▪ Writing: Breathtaking and polished
▪ POV: Third Person. Alternates focus
▪ Cliffhanger:YESS! You will want to move forward.
▪ Next Installment: A continuing story

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