A gift that has branded her for life
Zipporah is thirteen when the Spirit descends upon her, opening her eyes to a world beyond the physical goings-on of the villa outside Rome she has always called home. Within hours, she learns what serving the Lord can cost. Forever scarred after a vicious attack, she knows her call is to use this discernment to protect the Way. She knows she must serve the rest of her life at Tutelos, where the growing Roman church has congregated. She knows her lot is set.
Yet is it so wrong to wish that her master, the kind and handsome young Benjamin Visibullis, will eventually see her as something more than a sister in Christ?
Samuel Asinius, adoptive son of a wealthy Roman, has always called Benjamin brother. When their travels take them to Jerusalem for Passover, the last thing he expects is to cross paths with the woman who sold him into slavery as a child the mother he long ago purged from his heart. His sister, Dara, quickly catches Benjamin s eye, but Samuel suspects there is something dark at work.
When Dara, a fortune-teller seeking the will of a shadowy master determined to undermine the Way, comes into the path of Zipporah, a whirlwind descends upon them all.
Only the soft wind of the Spirit can heal their scars...with a love neither divination nor discernment could foresee.
|Series:||A Stray Drop of Blood , #2|
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Those who have loved Roseanna M. White's other Biblical love stories, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, won't be disappointed by her latest. It has the spiritual depth and rich Biblical history of her previous books, as well as a gutsy heroine and daring plot. Zipporah is one of my favorite of White's heroines. I admired her pureness of heart, and the way that trait mixed with her unique insecurities. The complexity of Zipporah's character and the surprising twist in the romance arc were what I loved most about the book. Some readers may struggle with the way spiritual warfare is portrayed in the story, but I don't think you have to agree with every bit of the portrayal to enjoy the read.
Amazing story filled with reminders of God's love and truths. Both this story and Stray Drop of Blood are some of the very best Christian fiction I have had the pleasure of reading (which says a lot considering how many I have read). God is very real and present, not a side thrown in with a prayer but the very purpose of the story. The story encourages, uplifts, and strengthens the spirit. Please continue to follow the Spirit and write for as long as you are called to. I look forward to reading more of your work!
One thing I really hate about Roseanna White's books, especially the Biblical fictions. Coming to the end, that's what I hate. I want them to go on and on. So get writing, Writing Roseanna! I want the sequel to the sequel! This book is a sequel to A Stray Drop of Blood, where we were introduced to some the heroes of A Soft Breath of Wind--Samuel, Benjamin, Abigail, and Titus. Two other essential characters emerge in Soft Breath--Dara, a selfish, conniving, evil young woman under the spell of an even more evil villain, and sweet Zipporah, a young woman with an extraordinary and miraculous gift of discernment. At the age of thirteen, Zipporah (slave of Benjamin) is given this gift of the Spirit, and her eyes are opened to see the huge angels that guard her owner's walled villa outside of Rome, Tutelos. And hear the beautiful music that seemed to accompany them. But she can also see the demons that surrounding Tutelos, fighting heaven's angels for admittance. She can warn the other believers in this vast villa when to increase their prayers. She's also in love with Benjamin, with all the extreme devotion someone so young can have. A devotion he shuns. In fact, he chooses Dara. The residents of Tutelos and Zipporah have prayed constantly to keep the demons at bay, and Benjamin brings this young woman into the compound, a young woman possessed by a demon bent on destruction of Tutelos and the families there. Oh, my, how this Roseanna White can weave words! I would give this book ten stars if I could. You have got to, got to get this book.
This novel is absolutely amazing! There are a lot of wonderful characters that are incredibly well developed. The way that they interact with each other whether they are a part of the family of land owners or their slaves is a joy to read. They all work together for the good of them all. When conflict arises it is clearly shown who is on which side and yet they are still able to work together in spite of the conflict. I really love the way the story progresses. I didn’t really notice any filler material in the novel. Everything works together to move the story forward or to help to define one of the characters and what makes that individual “tick”. The climax of the story is very well presented. Yet at the same time there is an opening left for another novel to be written with some of these fantastic characters. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Words cannot even begin to express how amazing and spiritually deep this novel was! While reading it I felt like someone was speaking (or teaching) to me about discernment and the spiritual world, but through a fictional novel. In no way is “A Soft Breath of Wind” “just another” inspiring novel /story. Yes there is romance, but is not the ultimate focus of the book. Instead it teaches in a way that I have only occasionally read. It brooks no room for argument that there really is a daily, constant battle going on around us that greatly affects our lives. However hope is not lost because as shown through these characters countless times, prayer and obeying the voice of the Spirit are some of the best weapons we have as Christians. I cannot fully recommend this novel enough in such a few paragraphs, but I will say that if you were only to read a handful of novels this upcoming year, be sure this is one of them. Its overall message is sure to be a catalyst of change concerning the true power of prayer, deep friendship among believers, and the reality of the spiritual world being real (at least even more so if already aware). I very highly recommend this novel and give it 5 out of 5 stars (would give it even more if I could!). *(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*