Thursday, May 25, 2006

Book Recommendation

Hey everyone! I've just spent the last two hours while my son was napping reading the moving conclusion of Francine River's A Voice in the Wind, the first book in her Mark of the Lion series. Let me just say, it was one of the most moving accounts of a true Christianity I have ever read. Though fiction, this story is based on the historical accounts of early Christians being tortured and martyred throughout the Roman empire.

I was so moved as I read of this young woman's faith, so small and uncertain in the beginning, but great and unfailing as she learned to lean on Jesus for her strength! I wouldn't recommend this book for young readers, but I definitely would encourage everyone else to pick up this book. I was challenged and convicted as I read, and I am looking forward to reading the next two books as soon as I can get to a library or a book store!

~A Shout-out (to borrow a term from my dear Jamie!) to Vivian Risse for pushing me to pick up this book -- Sister, what a blessing it was!!!


Cole said...

OH YES!!!!
I just finished this series last week! I loved them. I really really like her writing. One of the best I have ever come across.
Wait till you get to the second one!!!!!!
Love ya girl!

Rebekah said...

I'm really looking forward to it...I want to buy them eventually, but right now, I have to settle for the library! ;)
Miss you!

Vivi said...

Have a great weekend. Praying for dear Casey and Cindy. Be in touch! I love you, little sis!