Saturday, May 4, 2013

Review: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

Review: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

 Publishing Date: February 18, 1998 (First published 1993)

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Pages: 520 (Paperback)

Rating: 5/5

Summary (From Goodreads):


Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.






...wow.

I honestly have no idea how to respond to that.

Never had  I read such an emotionally-involved and beautifully articulated story as this one.

This story takes place a few years after Christ's death, set mostly in Rome.  Somehow, Francine has managed to create one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read in my life.

A Voice in the Wind is one of those stories where you get overly-attached to the characters, and you've absolutely no idea why.  With the exception of Hadassah.  With Hadassah, you absolutely know why you love her.

Hadassah is probably the sweetest, most beautiful woman whom I've ever read about.  Her faith is miles beyond any I've ever seen, and she serves with true love all those whom she is around.

This book as a whole pushed my faith to its limits, challenging me to serve more, to love more, and to be all that I can be.  I'd encourage anyone and everyone to read this, for all that is has within its pages.  This is one of those books that has forever changed my perception of life.  I believe that it will be one of those books that I look back on and say, "Part of the reason I am the person that I am is because I read that book."

This book is a challenge to everyone's faith, from the unbeliever to the strongest of Christians.

So, I'll close with quote:
"Unless we have something worth dying for, Atretes, we've nothing worth living for."

Peace out, Girl Scouts,
-Maggs

8 comments:

  1. Awesome Review, this looks like a great read.

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    1. Thanks :) Please let me know if you read it; I'd love to hear your opinion!

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  2. That is such a gorgeous review, Mags. <3 It's sounds beautiful reflecting from your review and the story sounds incredibly amazing. "Unless we have something worth dying for, Atretes, we've nothing worth living for." That quote has sold me. It has sold my soul on the line that it should be good.

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    1. BTW...YOUR BACK AGAIN!!! You leave then you come back, then you leave, AND THEN YOU COME BACK! Ugh, stupid school, I'm having exams right now. TT___TT Stupid state testing. So far, I think I failed the math. DX

      So, how's life? XD

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    2. Thanks, love!

      And YESSSSS. I'm sorry I'm so wishy washy :( If I had my way, I'd be here full time. But alas, blogging neither pays nor adds to my GPA, so I have to leave for long periods of time throughout the school year. BUT, good news is, I have 3 weeks, YES, 3 WEEKS :D, until it's summer for me and I can read as many books as I want and can blog pretty much full time for a few months!

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    3. I just had my state's testing (kinda like finals but instead it's called CST in the lower grades K-8) 3 weeks ago. I'm so happy it's done! I just sad summer is coming cause I'm going to be missing my friends (they going to a different HS then me TT ^ TT) but I'M HAPPY FOR SUMMER TO BLOG MORE!!! AND READ MORE!!! RELAXATION~

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  3. You have a lovely way of reviewing books. This one sounds incredible!
    Marian ^_^ x

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you read it :)

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