A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

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A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

A Voice in the Windby Francine Rivers

Hadassah, the main character and protagonist of the book, is a Judean slave girl who is owned by aristocratic, Roman family. A strong Christian, Hadassah is faced with countless challenges and temptations when it comes to defending her faith, one of which is her love for her master's son Marcus. She is noted for her kindness and forgiveness along with her steadfast dedication to the Lord she loves. Five words to describe are kind, forgiving, determined, godly, and pure.

http://www.factbites.com/topics/Fall-of-Jerusalem,-AD-70conflict- Hadassah is torn by her love for Marcus and her devotion to his sister Julia while struggling with her faith. She longs to be able to have the courage to sapeak up but is scared of what others will think of her.setting- the book starts in Jerusalem during the Fall and then takes place in Rome and Ephesus.climax-there are multiple places that could be considered the climax, however, because this book is a series, the climax is at the very end when Hadassah is "killed" in the arena by the lions.protagonist- Hadassah, but also Marcus and the gladiator named Atretesgenre- historical fiction, romaneresolution- comes during climax.. Hadassah finally realizes that she has achieved her goal of being brave enough to stand for her faith in a scary situation.point of view- third person. They are engaged in the thoughts of the characters, though.theme- bravery in small ways, why kindness really does matter, how one person can impact many, hoe God should be the center of our livescharacterization as shown by 2 other characters- Hadassah's master (Julai) is portrayed as a both a protagonist and an antagonist. Somehting i loved about his book is that it didn't define its charactrs as simply good or bad, but rather made them seem like real people, who do some good and some bad. Julaia had some good moments but also tried to kill Hadassah, was selfish and cruel, and behaved poorly. Another character, Atretes, was a German captive who was forced to be a gladiator as entertainment for the Roman mob. He has moments as a protagonist, and there are qualities about him that make readers root for him.He also has some awful times, such as when he told Julia to let their baby die, or when he gave in to horrific temptations.

This book scene is one page 472, where Hadassah chooses God over the boy she desperately loves. She chose to honor God's commandments rather than giving in to what she truly wanted. This is a turning point in the book and fuels Julia's fire for wanting to throw Hadassah in the arena." 'Oh, Marcus,' she whispered, heartbroken. 'Oh, Marcus...' Her eyes blurred with tears. 'I can't marry you.' "...page 473" She shook her head. 'No, Marcus. It's not because of that. I can't marry you because you don't believe in the Lord.' "..."She struggled within herself. She wanted to be with him, to feel his arms around her, to have his children and grow old with him--but she heard the warning of the Lord, and she had to heed it."

Here are some other important quotes:(please scroll down. I couldn't fit it all in the smallest font :) )“Stand firm in the Lord. Stand firm and let Him fight your battle. Do not try to fight alone.” “Never doubt God in the darkness what he has given us in the light.”“Can you see air you breathe? Can you see the force that moves the tides or changes the seasons or sends the birds to a winter haven?" Her eyes welled. "Can Rome with all its knowledge be so foolish? Oh Marcus, you can't carve God in stone. You can't limit him to a temple. You can't imprison him on a mountaintop. Heaven is his throne; earth, his footstool. Everything you see is his. Empires will rise and empires will fall. Only God prevails.”“Unless we have something worth dying for, Atretes, we've nothing worth living for.” “I gave up what I can't keep for something I can never lose.” “Rather than remain a sealed jar, she sought only to pour herself out to others. Everything she did mirrored her faith. It was as though every waking hour of the day she was devoted to pleasing her God by serving others. This God that she worshiped consumed her. It didn't ask for a brief visit to a temple, or a small votive offering of food or coin, or a few prayers every now and then. This God wanted all of her.” (all found on http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/883913-a-voice-in-the-wind-mark-of-the-lion-1 )

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