Chapter 5: A Journey to Rome

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In this chapter, we are back with Hadassah and her journey towards Rome… :)

A Voice in the Wind

Chapter Five: A Journey to Rome

I find Hadassah’s story to be an extremely brave young woman. In this story, she is enduring what most of us never will…and more chilling, if we did face these trials, could we be as brave and faithful as she is??

Chapter 5 is still the beginning of this young woman’s journey. Here we find her in turmoil and mistreated. Can you imagine being looked at with such utter disgust and so blatantly called ugly. In one Ephesian’s words; “Ugly beyond anything I’ve ever seen.” He would not even purchase her to be a prostitute.

On one hand it is profoundly sad the way she is so inconsiderately and cruelly referred to…On the other, it is a blessing that she does not have to lose her virginity to rape and live in the pain of prostitution.

Sadly, she is repeatedly referred to as ugly…

I could not help but well up with tears as I imagined what that would feel like as a woman…

I do not want to give too much away…By the end of the chapter, we still do not know her fate, however, we do see that this is one faithful woman! She is a true daughter of the Most High! Even in the midst of  fear and pain she continues to call out to Daddy God…

Next week, it is back to the powerful Atretes….


  1. Jenna on May 16, 2010 at 6:20 am

    This chapter is just the beginning of how God molds Hadassah for His purpose. Just like Hadassah, we may think that we are unworthy or have too little faith but God sees the bigger picture. He can see past our insecurities and builds us up to do great things for Him!

  2. Christie on May 17, 2010 at 3:46 am

    This chapter really shows the depth of her love for God and her character…

    I have to admit…I couldn’t put the book down and finished it.
    I will not give anything away though. She is a very brave young woman. Can you imagine your mom, sister, daughter, or even grand daughter going through these trials?

  3. Jenna on May 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I have read this series probably around 10 times! I love it! It is encouraging and uplifting everytime I read it!

  4. Faith_Mom on May 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Yeah, it is one of the best series I have ever read. It is amazing how God uses fiction writers to get His love and Truth across! Looking forward to sharing more with yall….

  5. LaDonna on May 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

    She is a really strong girl. We have to remember she’s barely 16? At 16 I couldn’t have handled what she handled. Even now, I doubt that I could.

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