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CAROL STREAM, ILL.—Tyndale House Publishers will release the 20th anniversary edition of the bestselling A Voice in the Wind in October. This anniversary volume of the first book in Francine Rivers’s treasured Mark of the Lion series features a foreword from the publisher, a letter from and an interview with Ms. Rivers, a color map, an illustrated glossary, and discussion questions suitable for group and personal use.


A Voice in the Wind takes readers on a journey to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome. With her hallmark touches of brilliant prose and gripping characterizations, Francine Rivers has penned a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, and has developed an inspiring character in Hadassah, who stands out as a lesson of honor, self-worth, loyalty, love, and sacrifice.


Francine Rivers often begins a story concept with a question. In writing A Voice in the Wind, Ms. Rivers answers the question “How do you live out your faith among family members and friends who are not at all interested in the gospel?” Rivers concluded, through the development of this book’s main character, that “It’s not what you say, it’s how you live that has the impact.” Using Hadassah’s example, Ms. Rivers remarks that every Christian has the ability to function as a light in the darkness. “Anyone who lives their life entirely to please God will be a light to others, and that light will shine so that those in darkness will see and be drawn to the hope and eternal love Christ offers.”


About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Francine’s novels have been translated in over 20 different languages.


About Tyndale House Publishers
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.