Throughout this series 'Mark of the Lion' Artretes is one of my favorite characters. The story of his life as warrior/gladiator/freeman thru' to his returning home is truly inspiring.
How the example of quiet, yet steadfast faith of Hadassah and Rizpah and others in his life show the way of redemption. is a wonderful gift.
I love how Francine Rivers, shows the subtleties of how evil influences our lives and thoughts and decisions - and how it is overcome by faith and trust even in the difficult times.
A great, great story!
It changed my life!!!!! full of love and hope. Teaches u how to love others!!!
Francine Rivers is both Haddassah and Risba. She carries on The Word. I have listened to many books...this series are will effect my everyday life. I will think before I act.
Don't stop at this book, please continue with the other 2 books in the series
Too much preaching as always. However, the story of this book is not as interesting as the prior two. Seems the author was just run out of imagination. Too heavy handed for the story, and the characters just dies or survived or being punished any time as needed. The eternal goal of everything is just for everybody to believe in God, whatever happened to them was served to this purpose only.
This book started out pretty good with a hero Atrides who had his head screwed on straight and was a gladiator of renown. Then a lot of religious flibertygiberty and a miracle turns his brain to rice pudding and the book goes downhill for me. I know there are a lot of religious people out there that believe in talking snakes and Madonna's picture on moldy bread but it is not for me. Somehow I can suspend my disbelief on science fiction but not religion. It does too much harm on this planet.