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Click Here to Download the Book 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 come 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.
Reviews When Redeeming Love was first released, as an admirer of Francine's story telling skills I rushed out to buy a copy. After reading it I returned to clear out the shelves of three different book stores, buying 4-5 copies at a shot. When it was released in hardback through a book club, I bought another 5 copies. Why so many books? Because it is the BEST witness of the Father's love that I can give to someone who will not listen to "God talk" or read traditional Christian fiction. What is a well written romance on the surface, is so much more at its core. This story gets inside of the readers heart and mind, it creates a hunger to be loved unconditionally. To be loved in a manner the world via Hollywood tells us is possible, but life experince tells us is not. This is God's love at work in Michael's life and Angel's, and for those readers who allow it, in our lives as well. We all sin and fall short of the mark, Angel did so in a very public manner. We all need to be redeemed, to know that we are loved beyond measure. Francine's retelling of the book of Hosea allows a glimpse of the depth and breadth of the Father's love for each of us.
If you have never become acquainted with Francine Rivers' books before, then let me say up front that she is the absolute best Christian fiction author being published today - period. She must do an enormous amount of historical research for her books as her details are so explicit. Her trilogy on Rome beginning with the book, A Voice in the Wind, are some of the greatest books I've ever read in my life. Additionally, for those unfamiliar with her writing style, Ms. Rivers is not afraid to discuss or write about subjects that are complicated and messy. This book is a testament to that. She journies into the life of a prostitute more than some may care to go - but should. At times, this story of Redeeming Love, a retelling of the life of the prophet Hosea, is difficult to bear. The gritty topic matter is not a light read and at times may
make you put the book down for a rest. It is this realism that makes Ms. Rivers' books so powerful. This story explores the unconditional love of an Almighty God and our human instincts to disbelieve or even reject that love. Taking the Biblical story of Hosea and placing it in a more modern setting, the old west, gives the original story a deeper picture and an even clearer message. For those of you who have already read the book, I urge you to check out the old John Wayne movie, "North to Alaska". I believe that this movie may have been the inspiration for Ms. Rivers' book. The story lines are incredibly similar and even names are identical. Of course, Ms. Rivers' story is far more realistic and deals with weightier issues than this old classic movie, but fans of the book will enjoy watching the film just to marvel at the similarities. Francine Rivers is one of the few sure bets in Christian fiction these days. I assure you you won't be disappointed with this or any of her other books.
I am an avid fan of Francine Rivers; have been for a long time. I had read the Mark of the Lion series, as well as Atonement Child and Sin Eater prior to reading this- Redeeming Love. I saved it till last, I believe, because it was her first, and I wanted to read her later works to be able to compare the first book to. I was proven wrong. This book is a masterful expression of the Christian mind- and of the mind polluted by sins kept as baggage...by the mind that believes that no one loves them...by the mind that is resistent to any love and affection in their lives! What a powerful book, and powerful stories. You will love Angel- a hurt, lost former prostitute- and her husband, Michael, a devout Christian farmer willing to go to hell and back (pardon the pun) for his wife. Read this book- you won't be disappointed. WARNING: YOUR LIFE MAY BE CHANGED.
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