Chapter 1: Jerusalem

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What a great beginning! I am amazed at how riveting A Voice in the Wind is already. I could not put it down. Hadassah has begun an amazing journey. What a strong woman!

A Voice in the Wind

Chapter One: Jerusalem

The setting to this chapter is Jerusalem in the time after Jesus when the Roman were conquering the Jews. It was a brutal time in history…especially for Christians. While this is a fiction tale, the setting is all too real.

I felt so sorry for Hadassah. This poor young woman has lost her entire family.

Her father was a brave man who had no fear in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. The last time he left his family was to set out on another mission to spread the Gospel to the sin filled Jerusalem. Sadly, he never returned, and his family slowly withered away…as did the rest of the city.

As Hadassah sat in a room with her Mother in sister waiting for her brother to return from his daily food search, she reflected on her father and why they had come to Jerusalem.

I was moved by this. I could not help but ask myself…

“Would I be as brave? Would I risk my life to tell others about Jesus? Will that day come for me while I am on this earth?”

Sobering questions…

As the chapter nears an end, we see this young woman’s poor brother killed by a soldier, and we discover that her Mother and sister are already dead…

I cried. It was all so sad.

Yet even in the midst of all this, God’s mercy shined down for Hadassah and she was spared. He softened the heart of a hardened soldier and he allowed her to0 live.

She ate a small meal that night and now she is wondering what tomorrow will bring….

What do you think of the chapter? Any insights or parts that touched you? Please share.

Next Chapter: Germania…I wonder what delights we will find in this chapter of our exciting literary journey!


  1. Jenna on April 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

    What really got to me was the part where she is begging her father not to go out into the city to speak and her mother asked her who she was serving by begging him not to go. How often do we influence others around us from the path God wants them to follow without even knowing?

  2. Faith_Mom on April 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Yeah, that was powerful! What is even more amazing is how the Mother realized that and held her tongue…Our human sinful nature wants to keep everything easy…but she understood that her husband had a calling far beyond just their family. Very cool! I hope I can be a wife like that!! TY for participating, Jenna! :)

  3. Jenna on April 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    That’s true about our human nature wanting to keep things easy. I know I would have had a hard time not begging my husband to stay knowing what was going on outside the walls of their home. Following God’s path is not the easiest.

  4. Christie on April 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

    just got my book…I will catch. Are you now on ch.2?

  5. Faith_Mom on April 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I will not be posting chapter two til next week. It is OK to be behind or ahead… :) When you get to the chapter, go to discussion at that time. NO pressure. ;)

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