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A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What!
California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.
Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
Includes a six-part reading group guide!
My Favorite Book
I study the biblical texts and theology at Point Loma Nazarene University, and coming from a background of biblical studies I really appreciate the intricate imagery of the book of Hosea that's been woven into River's story. The book of Hosea happens to be among my favorite books of the bible. The imagery of the Bridegroom's restorative and intimate love and pursuit of His people is weighty and inspiring. Francine Rivers crafts a marvelous work of art which profoundly depicts this "redeeming love". I highly recommend this book for both women and men!
this is my favorite book! I've read it twice and am now reading it for the third time. Obviously, I recommend it :)
I heard today that they're making a movie? hmmm...
This is by far my favorite book. Francine Rivers does an Amazing job showing the love that God has for us in this story. I cried reading this, realizing God never gives up on us.