Monday, December 22, 2008

As Sure as the Dawn Review

Well, I have finally finished the last of three books in the Mark of the Lion series, As Sure as the Dawn. I loved all three of these books. I truly feel like my faith has increased through these books. The first two, A Voice in the Wind and An Echo in the Darkness were definitely my favorites...I gave them both 5 stars. As Sure as the Dawn I gave 4 stars. I think the only reason I didn't give this one as high of a rating was because of the element of the supernatural. Don't get me wrong, I believe anything can happen where God is concerned but the ending of this book did not fit with the beginning or the previous books in the series. This book has a more dark tone that was a little distracting for me. I would still recommend this book, especially if you've already read the first two.
To sum it up, it's about an ex-Roman Gladiator who wins his freedom, finds his child who is now in the care of a Christian woman he has never met, and decides to take his new "family" back to his home in Germania. A lot of the book is their travel. The last half is their life with his family with extremely different value system who have never heard of Jesus. It is very inspirational and will change your strength in your faith!

2 Shout Outs:

Becky said...

Ok, you've talked me into giving this one another chance. I got to about chapter 6 and just couldn't get into it. I loved the first two in the series, but this one has not yet grabbed my affection. Once I finish the shack, I'll give it another shot.

Matt & Nicole said...

That was a great review!