Voice in the Wind Book Review by Francine Rivers
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.
After having read Francine Rivers' book Redeeming Love and claiming it to be my favorite book ever read, I knew I was in for a treat with this book! I was SO excited to start reading it! It didn't disappoint....what a great story teller Francine Rivers truly is.
However, I did find this book much harder to start and continue than Redeeming Love. About half way through it started getting much easier. Whether or not it was because I started getting used to the language she uses, or it just simply got easier.
I am an avid reader, but I think my trouble was with the words used in the first century, the spellings, the easily mispronounced words/names and the differing events taken place in that era that I knew little about prior to reading this book. On the flip side, it was a wonderful way to get to know the first century and how it functioned. Francine Rivers really seemed to have done her homework. I was learning things that I had never known before, all while getting a fictional story to help me learn and retain these things.
All and all, it was a fabulous book, it was just written in a style that I am not used to, but it didn't deter me from continuing to read it. I absolutely would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction and maybe wants to learn a little bit about the Roman Empire.