** SPOILER ALERT**
Each character in A Voice in the Wind represents a different way of thinking, during Roman times, but also during ours. Marcus was an Epicurean. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die! Julia went one step further and was a Hedonist, devoted to pleasure and self-gratification as a way of life, not counting the cost until she thinks it’s too late. Julia was an “it’s all about ME” girl.
Sadly, there are many in our culture today who reflect both of these lifestyles, and like, Marcus and Julia, condemn everyone who believes and lives otherwise.
I wanted readers to hate Julia. I wanted them hungry to see her ruination. I wanted them feel a little pity, but also feel she deserved what she got. Why? Because all too many people, including Christians, feel that way when faced with blatant, unrepentant sinners who despise God and want Him removed from every public forum. We can become...