A Soft Breath of Wind

A Soft Breath of Wind

by Roseanna M. White

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939023452
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 793,952
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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A Soft Breath of Wind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Stephanie_Morrill More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved all the book I have read by Roseanna White and this one is no exception. Set during the Early Church when Pharisees seek to destroy Christians and the early church. Zipporah is given the Spiritual gift of being able to see the Spiritual world. She can see the angels that protect the church at Rome and she can see the demons that want to destroy it. She can see when people are possessed with them. She knows that serving the Lord comes with a sacrifice and she is willing to serve Him in this way. Knowing her place is in Rome and that she will not travel to see the world and spread the gospel. Yet she hopes that her Master and long time friend Benjamin might one day care for her more than just a sister of the Faith. Samuel a Jew that was sold to a Roman as a small child by his mother, becomes the adoptive Son of a wealthy Roman and joint heir with Benjamin. After losing his wife and child he travels with Benjamin to visit other Churches and goes to visit Jerusalem for Passover. Now he has to face his past that he long ago thought he had but behind him. He finds out that he has younger half siblings. His sister Dara quickly become attached to Benjamin. Having been sold as a small child to a Master becomes possessed with a Demon and is also a fortune teller. She is now instructed to destroy the church at Rome. Zipporah know right away that Dara is filled with a demon and this causes division in the Church right away. Some believe her spiritual gifts and some doubt. Will the Church at Rome be able to survive this attack? Will Zipporah and Benjamin be able to heal their friendship? This is a story of faith, friendship, and sacrificing love. This book has some very dark places and ones where the Light of Christ shines through. This book is filled with Spiritual Warfare and a reminder that we don't fight flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph 6:12) I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anne_Baxter_Campbell More than 1 year ago
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. 
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
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.
Laura_Pol More than 1 year ago
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.)*