I guess I'll have to find out in the sequel. Hadassah pressed her face into the curve of her sister’s neck and moaned. As the sun went down, Hadassah felt oddly at peace. “The priests know who you are and want you silenced. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. REDEEMING LOVE MOVIE: VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE! Travel to first-century Rome in this classic series from the bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece. She clung to her faith, but still found it slipping away from her. How many Jews had he killed in the last five months? Mark looked at her hopelessly. The righteous wept for Jerusalem, the bride of kings, the mother of prophets, the home of the shepherd king David. His face was crawling with maggots. Mingled among the crowd were Nazirites with their long, braided hair, and zealots with dirty, ragged trousers and shirts over which they wore short sleeveless vests with a blue fringe at each corner. Hadassah looked across the room at her younger sister, Leah, lying on a dirty pallet in the corner. Hadassah held her mother, tears blurring her eyes as she stroked the black hair back from her mother’s gaunt, pale face. “He rode over with some of his men. And for all their holy protestations and stubborn persistence, they were a barbaric race. Another man ahead of her groaned deeply and collapsed. A classic series that has inspired millions of readers worldwide! The air of the city was foul with death. Weak and gaunt, Mark struggled to his feet and stood before the door, praying silently. In what ways did Hadassah rely on God’s unfailing love? What were some consequences of those arguments? He pointed out several more men in the crowd and they were dragged away to be crucified. People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. A powerful comparison of the corruption of Rome by hedonism, with a parallel to the world we dwell in now. “The Lord is watching over us,” she said and stroked her sister gently. Fast behind the robbers came rebels and zealots. The first book in the beloved Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. I followed all the characters easily and almost felt like I was hovering overhead watching what was unfolding. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. A VOICE IN THE WIND, the first and best of the series, lays the groundwork for the trilogy but stands tall on its own merits as well. Times were very hard, and I was young and inexperienced, but God was good. Reckless, impulsive, and villainous, Julia tries to undermine Hadassah at every turn. Why did he hesitate now? Others screamed as they were cut down without mercy. We are the sons and daughters of Abraham, for it is by our faith in the Lord that we are saved through his grace. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Hadassah wanted to jump up and run away, but where could she go? A Voice in the Wind: Mark of the Lion #1 by Francine Rivers When writing this story, Francine had a key Bible verse in mind: “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:16). I’m a Benjaminite.” She could still feel his gentle touch on her cheek. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. I was especially interested in what the arena games were all about. The battle had come to the very entrance of the holy temple. “Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise” (Hebrews 10:23). She had felt strength. Hadassah went to her sister and held her tightly. His testimony offended them. Fighting tears, Hadassah had obeyed and said no more. He is the perfect Lamb of God who, though without sin himself, has taken the bitterness of our sins upon him. What had changed? They took Gadara, Jotapata, Beersheba, Jericho, Caesarea. Even Leah, young as she was, loved the Lord wholeheartedly. Titus himself placed crowns of gold on their heads and golden ornaments about their necks. Just a groaning from within her soul. “Listen to me, O men of Judah!” he would call out, drawing people to him. “Listen to the good news I have to tell you.”. What was taking Mark so long? So much time and story line was spent on these characters that I wondered if Haddasah would ever have support in her faith. And always people laughed and mocked him. We were not rich and we were not poor. I am taking my family away from this city. He was an old man and they were curious. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, An Echo in the Darkness: Mark of the Lion Series Book 2 (Christian Historical Fiction Novel Set in…, As Sure as the Dawn: Mark of the Lion Series Book 3 (Christian Historical Fiction Novel Set in 1st…, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Even as he spoke, he was ordinary. He stood, a simple man with gray hair and beard, and dark eyes full of light and serenity. Grieving in the silence, she could still hear her father speaking to her in that firm but gentle voice. A classic series that has inspired millions of readers worldwide!The first book in the beloved Mark of the Lion series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah.While wealthy Roman citizens indulge their every whim, Jews and barbarians are … “Why me?”. Hananiah had spoken these words to her scant weeks ago—though now it seemed like an eternity. Oh, God, God! This book series has blessed my life for so many years now. Hadassah sighed, trying to ignore the burning in her stomach. . Nothing.” He started to cry, his shoulders shaking. She remembered that her father had awakened the family at dawn. She stared with horror at the scene before her. You and Rebekkah will be in our prayers. Casting lots for the priesthood, they turned a house of prayer into a marketplace of tyranny. When Hadassah is captured by Roman soldiers, her entire family is killed. Diocles had been killed by a stone while building the siege works. Leah’s high-pitched scream filled the small room. The body rolled slowly to the bottom, where it took its place in the rocks amongst other corpses. A fight broke out. She looked up into the young soldier’s eyes. When he stepped forward, raising his bloody sword, Hadassah moved swiftly and without conscious thought. The slain oxen were distributed to the victorious army for a great feast. In what ways did Julia’s family influence her? She shoved Leah down and fell across her. Please do not take me now! “We can gather our thoughts, but the Lord gives the right answer” (Proverbs 16:1). And your children, too.”. Hadassah had wept, her hopes of leaving this wretched city dashed. Help us! Book 1 in the 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece. Her plea came, inarticulate and desperate, helpless and full of fear. How did Julia withhold good from Hadassah, and what was the result? Malcenas had been fallen upon by six fighters when they had breached the first wall. “Whatever happens to me, the Lord is always with you.” He’d kissed her, hugged her, then put her away from him so he could embrace and kiss his other two children. “The Lord provides,” she said softly and ate slowly, savoring each kernel. Hadassah remembered watching her take her hair down until it lay, glistening in thick waves, against her back. How are you different? The climax left me wondering, 'Is this the end of the faithful servant Haddasah!' “It is not possible for men to avoid fate, even when they see it beforehand.”. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “A Voice in the Wind” by Francine Rivers. He would go out before the unbelievers and preach about the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. 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