Hear ye!! Hear ye!! Add this book to your list of Christian/Faith Based novels now!
If you’re looking for a book to tickle every emotion, this will definitely do the trick. I have read other books by Francine Rivers (The Shofar Blew…ensure you read that too…especially young women in the early stages of marriage to young pastors and even those developing…I’ll probably do a review on that book too 😉 ) and there’s no question that she’s a greatly inspired writer. In A Voice in the Wind, Rivers brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to Hadassah – a character they will never forget…no kidding!
I must confess that at first I thought this was another book about Queen Esther. But not so…well not entirely…Rivers does borrow a couple of Queen Esther’s characteristics, like:
- her Jewish name: Hadassah
- her status: orphaned
- Set in an era of oppression and war
- Secret of her lineage and belief in Christ
- Woman who found favor in the King’s court
And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter. Esther 2:7
So if you thought you knew how to make a grand entrance? Check out Francine’s opening sentence….“The city was silently bloating in the hot sun, rotting like the thousands of bodies that lay where they had fallen in street battles.” A Voice in the Wind. Maybe not so grand..but it sure makes a statement.