Francine Rivers has crafted a deep, compelling story. The characters are relateable, with struggles of pride, willfulness, and sexual temptations. The author does a great job of making yhese things clear without having to get explicit.
My only issue is with this story is the narration. Richard Farrone reads with an overly-dramatic lilt to his voice. And he mispronounces so many words it becomes quite irritating.
Having said that, I will eagerly go on to listen to the other 2 books in the trilogy because the author has written such a good story.
This book is the story of a girl named hadassha. She is faced with many trials as she walks with the Lord. The book is very powerful. In my opinion it is one of Francine river's best books! Don't forget about the rest of the series though.
I love everything about this book. It is a beautiful love story that encourages the true love of Christ to shine in the lives of the characters.
It was wonderful historical religious novel . I feel like I know the characters and I would highly recommend it. I wanted to give all three categories five stars but I couldn't get it to register.
I was assured by a friend who recommended this book that even though there are elements of romance in the telling of the story, it in no way taints or overshadows the plot.
What a beautiful way she portrayed the struggle of humanity in the shedding of the self centered nature for a life of unity with God.
Skillfully written. Read with perfect understanding of each character. I loved it. And I'm hooked. I'll be finishing this series for sure.
I owned these books at one time, and read them several times. I loved having the story read to me this time, and I am amazed that I can find more depth each time the story read.
Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer
If "An Echo in the Darkness" (book II) is this good, I am in for a treat.
"A Voice in the Wind" is a great read - or listen....As for me, I had to endure the gladiator beginning but I willingly listened because I knew that Rivers was describing the characters
to begin a thick and juicy plot. I am impressed with Francine Rivers accurate portrayal of Biblical times and I enjoy learning of the period right after Jesus death and resurrection.
We don't often hear how the surrounding communities were affected by Jesus brief life on earth.