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"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)
I do not remember feeling, and nor have I believed in the Holy Spirit; but perhaps now I do.
His masterly expertise
I'm a happy homeschool mama of 4 little kids ages 8 to 2 yrs.
I didn't know there was a genre for sensationalized saucy christian fiction. But, if there is this is it. The sexual language and wording were explicit and uncomfortable to say the least. And the debase and gross detail in the violence was more than I could stomach. Children being brutally killed and eaten? It was too much. Even if that sort of evil exists or did at some point, reading about it in such detail just seemed.... unchristian maybe and disheartening? I don't know I wouldn't recommend it, I couldn't even finish it.
It is a captivating story and draws me closer to God.
He brought the characters alive.
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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.
Yes! What a story. The characters displayed such real picture Gods heart and the struggles as a believer and non believer. The main character Hedasa (spelling?) continues to be an example of a humble, Godly woman. Long after the book was over I found myself thinking "what would Hedasa do in this situation." It has been so inspiring!
No I have not but it took some getting used to at first, but I grew to like his voice and reading as I went on.
"The story of sacrificial love, even in the face of death"
Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.
I have never read the print version but I love listening to someone read to me, I read most books this way and the performance with Voice in the Wind was amazing! There are so many characters, so many details and all were distinguishable and life like.
I have nothing to compare it with. Few people write about such things because they don't have the knowledge or the heart to do so. This book is phenomenal but you must be willing to walk in shoes of the persecuted church if you are going to read through to the end.
He brings these characters to life, when you might get confused with so many. The hidden natures of the characters are also revealed in his tones which is quite remarkable.
I cried a lot with this book, laughed a little, and by the end was left speechless for a while as I digested the information and revelation of the story itself.
I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
I love listening to a good book read by a great narrator while driving or doing mundane tasks like housekeeping. Characters come alive!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this compelling story set in Rome about 200 A.D. The narration was excellent, and the characters came to life. I couldn't believe the ending, though, it was a tremendous let down - at least for me.
i'm not a religious person or a christian
however, the story is demanding u 2 listen 2 this world
it teaches why people react in fear
& the choices they make
A great story that has charaters that depict every aspect of humanity; from best to worst. Hadassah is a true picture of walking by faith & potraying the love of Jesus even as she struggles with both fears and desires of the flesh. Inspiring!
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
WOW!! What a great book!! The author shows her relationship with each and everyone of her characters through her writing. So many feelings, frustrated, peaceful, angry, betrayed, happy, loved.
I will continue this series.
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