Can God’s Love Save Anyone?
Best-selling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush. The heroine, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael Hosea is a godly man sent into Angel’s life to draw her into the Savior’s redeeming love.
When I posted on Facebook that I was reading Redeeming Love, several friends jumped in to say what a wonderful book it was. They were right. I finished this book a couple weeks ago and before I read it, I had planned to use it for the giveaway hop I did last week. Now that I’ve read it, I’m not quite so eager to get rid of it. You know that’s unusual for me. I have a limited amount of space in my house, and I have to have room for my kids. I’ve found it’s easier to find new homes for the books than the kids, so I don’t keep many books.
Angel is a young women who has hasn’t felt loved or wanted since her mother died when Angel was eight. After years of prostitution, she has given up on life and when Micheal Hosea shows up asking her to marry him, she thinks he’s lost his mind. Eventually, there comes a point at which she has no choice but to accept his offer, but a lifetime of insecurity does not disappear with a wedding ring.
Angel runs back to the life she knows but Michael faithfully comes for her. However, she runs again, believing that she can never be what a man like Michael needs in a wife. Until she opens herself to God’s love and forgiveness, she thinks she’ll never be good enough for a decent, loving man like Michael.
This is a beautiful story of faith and unconditional love. I love all the little things Michael says and does to show her she is loved and worthy.
Read an excerpt of the book here.
About the book
Title: Redeeming Love
Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Release date: October 16, 2007
Where I got this book: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review.
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