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Customer Reviews for An Echo in the Darkness - eBook
Review 1 for An Echo in the Darkness - eBook
Date:August 6, 2012
This is the second book in Francine Rivers' "The Mark of the Lion" trilogy. It is the gripping tale of Marcus, a Roman aristocrat's search for the Christian God. His journey takes him to Judea, a perilous journey fraught with danger & intrigue & an unlikely friendship with a Jewish family who care for him after a mishap. He also has a heavenly visitor who teaches him "The Way" & brings him peace. I'll not speak of the dramatic conclusion lest I be a spoiler, but his story is both gripping & encouraging. Francine Rivers is one of the best Christian fiction writers today.
I never cry from reading books; but, not only did I enjoy this book, and the series, I cried at the end. I never wanted this story to end. I found myself wanting to read the series over and over again. I never get tired of them. Francine Rivers has quickly become one of my favorite writers, and I tip my head in respect for her gift of sharing such a beautiful story.
For whatever reason, though I enjoyed this book immensely, to me it wasn't nearly as good as the other two. Maybe it was because it lacked the romance between Hadassah and Marcus. That makes sense, considering the last 2 chapters were my favorite parts! But it was great finally seeing Marcus become saved and the continuation of the strong and unshakable faith of Hadassah.
After recieving book #1 "A Voice In The Wind" in the series as a birthday gift I had to read more. I was very surprised that I liked a novel of this historical period. I am now reading book three and I wish there were more in this series.
A wonderful story of the blessings which can come to us if we totally commit ourselves to obeying our Lord Jesus. How heart-warming it is when we can see our Lord's enemies finally understanding and accepting His love.
Francine Rivers is an awesome writer. This book has really deepened my understanding of the Word and my faith. It brings the Bible to life even more if that is possible. This would be a great movie. The impact of this book is phenomenal. Well written in every sense.
This book and this series deserves a Five and beyond.I cried and cried and cried some more.Francine Rivers writes in a way that makes you want to be in the story watching what is going on.Thank God for a heart such as hers,willing to share her God-given talents and blessing us with so much drama that it comes to life in our hearts.God Bless Francine Rivers!
I wish it were possible to give this book 6 stars! I didnt think it was possible, but this book is even better than the first. Some of the major themes of the book are forgiveness, repentance, self-sacrifice, and of course, love. The book picks up immediately where the last one left off and takes the reader through Marcus spiritual journey and the obstacles and consequences Julia is forced to endure because of her bad choices. One of the messages in this book is Gods faithfulness and His never-ending love for us even though we arent worthy. The characters and plot are well written and well developed.
Thank goodness for the epilogue at the end of my copy of A Voice in the Wind! Otherwise, I might not have been able to bring myself to read An Echo in the Darkness.Francine Rivers sets the bar for historical Christian Fiction writers. Her deft, graphic touch places her books firmly in the adult fiction section (as opposed to youth fiction). With its realistic portrayals of lust and love, this series is not yet for our teenagers, but I would recommend it to any adult. As for An Echo in the Darkness specifically, if I had been told in advance that Hadassah and Marcus wouldn't speak for more than half of the book, I would have expected to find the book dry and slow. Au contraire! I was as eager to discover Marcus's and Alexander's decisions regarding Christ as though I were reading a mystery. The series is a Keeper. Make sure you have your name written in the front of each book--in ink!
The sequel to VOICE IN THE WIND and second in THE MARK OF THE LION trilogy, continues the story of the Valerian family. It flows with superb detail from where the story left off in the first book. The characters are so beleivable and you find yourself thinking about them even when you are not reading the book. Without giving anything away there are a few surprises. The unbending faith found in some of the characters leaves you feeling challenged as you read. Definitely not a book to be left on the shelf.
I can't believe that a fictional book could challenge me spriritually. This book not only challenged me, but encouraged me as well. I thank the Lord for Francine Rivers - and pray that He will continue to bless her work.
I could not put it down, kept me up all night! I found that it revealed God's loving humor in our lives when we are lost and alone. I think this was one of the best books I have ever read, and was the best in the Mark of The Lion series. Hope to read more like it. A book well worth reading!!