This book represents my introduction to the writings of Francine Rivers. To be sure there is absolutely nothing that I would change about A Voice in the Wind.
What's weird is that if you'd approached me even two or three months ago and asked if I'd ever advocate making such a long fictional narrative - I would have told you absolutely not.
However, part of the beauty of A Voice in the Wind is that the story is long enough that there was nothing in it that felt rushed. Everything that the characters' did or said seemed to happen precisely at the right time.
Another really cool aspect of this book is that it was so beautiful watching Hadassa grow into a mature believer. In fact, by the end of the story it was easy to see that she was every bit as strong a Christian as the believers that she frequently referenced when she was feeling down. Furthermore, the author was sure to always find ways to give God the glory for this maturation.
At the end of the day, I'd have to say that even if I was a non-believer this book would probably still be an all-time favorite on my list of top fictions.
I found this book to be highly insightful and felt that the authors treated the subject matter with utmost objectivity.
Furthermore, the fact that they approached the region's conflict from so many different angles certainly gave me the feeling that they left no stone unturned.
I got this book on a whim halfway expecting to be disappointed. Boy, was I wrong! You know the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? That applies doubly with this title.
Not only was the behind the scenes look into life for the 12 tribes - in captivity - insightful ...but the tenderness of God's love for His children was communicated so beautifully.
What an amazing book!
Loved it - the book had my full and undivided attention from start to finish!
This second book was even better than the first, for this is the book where all of the pieces fell into place and end-result was nothing less than a true masterpiece.
This book will make you laugh, feel anxious, cry and praise God - all in one or two sittings!
This book caught me off guard with its creativity and depth. Furthermore, that Godawa was able to manage this while somehow preserving the integrity of the Bible is absolutely astounding.
On a side note, I got a chuckle out of the way that Godawa inserted current event related themes into this ancient story - on the one hand these references seemed so random...Yet, tying them to the older narrative provided an added level of context that helps bring clarity to some of the things that we see going on in the world today.
Highly satisfied with this book, will definitely be looking forward to more from Godawa!
Just when I thought I'd read it all, when it comes to spiritual warfare works of fiction, I read Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness". What's funny is that I flirted with the idea for three months before finally wagering my Audible credit for this book.
And boy..was it worth it! Sure, the narration could have been better. But you know what? With a story this intense, you get so lost in the characters and plots that you almost don't even notice the recording flaws. In fact, there were times when I felt I was right there among the characters as the theme unfolded.
The only qualm I have with Frank Peretti's master piece, is that he may have set the bar so high with this one that folksmay find it hard to read other spiritual thrillers without wishing that those books were more like This Present Darkness.
One more thing...I was shocked to learn that this book was written way back in 1986. So prophetic...except in most cases; today's college towns have been thoroughly over run by modern day Langstrat's, Brumel's and Oliver Young's.
Through " Son of Hamas" Mosab Hassan Yousef has achieved something that I'd previously viewed as nearly impossible. That is to say this book has given me an amazing degree of insight into what is happening in the Middle East.
That is not to say that reading this book will make you a scholar on the conflict in the Middle East, but if you're like me it will certainly ratchet your understanding of the situation up by at least several notches.
Not only that but the fact that Mr. Yousef so openly shared his Christian faith (and conversion) with the world speaks volumes about this man's courage and conviction. As someone who attempts to walk the same Christian path, myself, I was moved by Youseff's testimony - even to tears.
That being said this is an amazing book on so many levels.
I wish Audible allowed you to rate in one quarter increments because then this would have gotten a review of 3.75 from me.
Because while I found the presentation style a bit dry for my liking, this book more than makes up for it in substance. That's why anyone truly interested in the what, how's and why's of the Tea Party should definitely pick up this title.
I'be been so thrilled with this purchase! Honestly, I don't know which impressed me more about thus title:
The fact that Coulter was able to thoroughly analyze and disect the liberal mob mentality in 5 hrs...
- or -
The fact that she provided such a logical explanation of the left's apparent idiosyncracies.
Whatever the case, if you'be ever scratched your head after watching liberals do or say things that make no sense, this book is for you!
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