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A Voice in the Wind, Mark of the Lion Series Book 1

A Voice in the Wind, Mark of the Lion Series Book 1


by Francine Rivers

Language: English

SKU: 2665487


Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781414375496

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Description of A Voice in the Wind, Mark of the Lion Series Book 1 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.
Product: A Voice in the Wind, Mark of the Lion Series Book 1
Author: Francine Rivers
Series: Mark of the Lion
Series Number: 1
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 544
Weight: 1.25 pounds
Length: 8.8 inches
Width: 5.9 inches
Height: 1.5 inches
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication Date: October 2012
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5 StarsCouldn't Put It Down!
I finally started this series after several months of my sister-in-law telling me how wonderful it was. I am usually not a fan of historical fiction, so I didn't expect to enjoy it, but within a few pages I was completely hooked. Francine Rivers has an absolutely incredible gift for writing compelling, heart-wrenching, achingly beautiful fiction, and that gift shines through in this series. "A Voice in the Wind" introduces the reader to Hadassah, a young girl who, against all odds, survives the destruction of Jerusalem. When she is sold as a slave to a wealthy family in Rome, her faith is tested in ways she never could have imagined. Hadassah is a godly protagonist that the reader can truly root for, and I found that her unwavering faith deeply challenged my own walk with the Lord - a worthy feat for a work of fiction! The amount of historical research Ms. Rivers' must have put into the production of this book is astounding. She paints a vivid portrait of Rome that is both compelling and disturbing. I would warn parents that this series is definitely not for young readers - the content is very mature and includes violence, sexuality, homosexuality, paganism, and mysticism. However, these difficult topics are handled maturely and respectfully, never gratuitously - and they are included because these were major issues in the days of the Roman Empire. I would argue that this series would be a fantastic educational supplement for older teens who are studying the Roman Empire, but parents will probably want to read it first. It is a very long book and deals with some disturbing issues, but overall it is beautifully written, spiritually challenging, and a pleasure to read. Be prepared for a major cliffhanger - I finished this book at 10:00 on a Friday night and left to get the sequel first thing Saturday morning!
Published 20 months ago by bwoodward
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