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©2002 Francine Rivers; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
"It is Ms. Rivers' faith in man and God that lifts these novels onto another plane and brings readers hope in time of darkness." (Romantic Times)
My favorite character was Hadassah because of her simplicity in loving God and her unique way of seeing things for what they were not what they appeared to be.
His voice is absolutely amazing to listen to. His inflections and intonations bring up the most important parts of what the character is experiencing. This happens to the point that the narrator disappears in the story creating the impression that you are listening to the actual characters speaking and not just one person.
There were multiple moments in the book that moved me: when Hadassah saves Julia from her husband's rath, when Marcus abstains from deflowering Haddasah, the arena scene and Haddasah courage.
Listening to the book, I cried and lamented as well as laughed and smiled with the characters!
I may as well cancel cable now that I am hooked on audible.
nothing could have saved this story--it was purely gratuitous violence and gore
no, just wary of this author--I loved her earlier books. This is a real departure from her usual style
I don't know what she was thinking when she started this book---it is not at all compelling in any way. Seems like she sold out to the worldly view of unnecessary graphic violence in order to sell a book---it just doesn't work.
The reader has a great voice.
Odassa returns to Julia
When Marcus went in search for Odassa's God.
Hope radiates throughout the book.
A wonderful journey into what happened with the early Christians...after he Temple fell....and intricate weaving of how the precious faith of one young christian slave girl...touched and changed the lives of ALL who knew her...Your faith will be encouraged and embolden ...A Saint would never complain AGAIN!...about anything...Ms. Rivers has to be a Saint...blessed by the Lord to accomplish such a tale about overcoming evil...in a vile period of time where life was cheap...a graphic offensive time which was well woven with the storyline ...without getting vulgar...Especially at a time where the ONLY measure of human value....or love...was only expressed by those who knew Him or who would come to know Him...and the same is soooo true today!
Haddassa's commanding peace in the Capua arena...when she faced the ravenous lions!
Multiple bouts of grateful tears!
Couldn't wait to gobble up the next book!...Three Cheers!
Touching, Inspiring, Spiritual
The characters are beautifully written and the story is absolutely touching.
No this is the first tie
Yes it was
Yes, It is a great love story.
He did a good job with each of the charactors.
I wanted to throw the book down in spots but at the same time I wanted to continue reading to see what happened next.
Like most people my age, I grew up learning that the Roman Empire fell by rotting from within and this book certainly posits that as its premise. But I always love the idea of putting feet on history by making at least a few characters very real and relatable. The book definitely does that - making the sights, sounds, decisions and relationships of the time period come alive, even if the "answers" are a bit pat.
Historical, Biblical, Entertaining
Romans didn't win every war
I enjoyed this book, although it was much longer than I had expected.
I could really feel the struggle of Marcus, Julia, and Haddasah in this book.
The ending was what your hoped for and all that you could ask for.
Richard Ferrone makes every character come alive! He capture the spirit of every character and brings them to life.
A love story for the ages!
You cannot wait to begin this book after the end of the first book and it delivers in every way.
It was never clear that this was a Christian writer. It went on and on and on trying to prove the point that the only way to salvation and happiness was through Christ.
State right in the description what she was trying to accomplish
Description of Roman times
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