(May/June 2021 )
A Voice In The Wind
by Francine Rivers
Set in 70 A.D. Jerusalem, the ill-fated romance between a steadfast Christian
slave girl, Hadassah, and Marcus, the handsome aristocrat destined to love her,
comes alive in this bestselling epic.
A Voice in the Wind transports readers back to Jerusalem during the first Jewish-Roman War, some seventy years after the death of Christ, to follow the prides and passions of a group of Jews, Romans and Barbarians living at the time of the siege. After surviving the massacre of her family and the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, Hadassah is captured and sold to a well-to-do merchant’s family. Brought to Rome, she is pressed into service as a personal slave to hedonistic Julia Valerian. Hadassah struggles to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to treat her masters in a manner in keeping with His teachings, but she is forced to keep her religious identity a secret in order to survive. Confused and alone, she has only her faith to cling to as she tries to subtly bring God into the lives of her captors. Reckless, impulsive, and villainous, Julia tries to undermine Hadassah at every turn. But Julia’s brother, Marcus, is a different sort altogether. Is it possible for a love between Hadassah and Marcus to flourish considering not only their differing stations in life, but also the gap between Hadassah’s unrelenting faith and Marcus’ lack of belief in anything? Simultaneously, Atretes, a captured soldier from Germania, is forced to become a gladiator. This is the time of Rome’s decline and the decadence of a civilization on the verge of self-destruction serves as a powerful backdrop to the Barbarian’s struggle for survival in the arena.
This is book one in the Mark of the Lion series
About The Author
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers had a successful writing career in the general market for several years becoming a born-again Christian; she then wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. A retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush, Redeeming Love is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction and it continues to be one of the industry’s top-selling titles year after year. Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous bestselling novels with Christian themes—including The Masterpiece, Bridge to Haven, and A Voice in the Wind —and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Francine’s novels have been translated into over 30 different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries. Francine and her husband live in Northern California and enjoy time spent with their grown children and grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Book Talk for A Voice in the Wind
Our Book Talk for A Voice in the Wind will take place on Sunday, June at 9 a.m.
at St. Andrew Lutheran Church during the Ladies Group meeting. Our meeting will
be brief (very brief) to ensure that we have time for "Book Talk". Our meeting
area willbe set up so that we are seated socially distanced.
(There will be no breakfast or food at this Book Talk.)
Our book club is very casual and welcoming.
Please plan to join us whether you read the book or not. The more the merrier!
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Book description and information about the author taken from
the author's website at: www.francinerivers.com
This web-page updated 5-16-2021