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In this splendid retelling of the biblical story of Hosea, bestselling author Francine Rivers pens a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God's unconditional love for his people. Redeeming Love opens with the Gold Rush of 1850 and its rough-and-tumble atmosphere of greed and desire. Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a child, has learned to distrust all men, who see her only as a way to satisfy their lust. When the virtuous and spiritual-minded Michael Hosea is told by God to marry this "soiled dove," he obeys, despite his misgivings. As Angel learns to love him, she begins to hope again but is soon overwhelmed by fear and returns to her old life. Rivers shines in her ability to weave together spiritual themes and sexual tension in a well-told story, a talent that has propelled her into the spotlight as one of the most popular novelists in the genre of Christian fiction. This is one of her best. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Rivers has rewritten a secular historical romance of the same name (Bantam, 1991) for the Christian market, and it is a splendid piece of work exploring both physical love and a love of God. Angel, a young, hardened prostitute sold into "the life" as a child, has no interest in God or religion. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a devout Christian who tells her it is his mission to save her. After being badly beaten, Angel decides to take Michael up on his offer of marriage. Eventually, she learns not only to love Michael but to love God as well. There is not one false note in this wonderful novel. The publisher's foreword rates the book "PG" for its adult themes and subplots of rape and incest. However, these are handled with great sensitivity and are very much a part of the story's development. Very highly recommended for most libraries.
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A must read! So inspiring and deep. Encourage all to read! Read in one day and was changed for life.Published 1 day ago by shar
Redeeming Love is very well written and holds your interest. A fast read.Published 1 day ago by Net Net
I am not much of a reader but my mom read this book and after multiple times of her telling me to I finally did. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JenRioux
This book is so important and such a wonderful and uplifting read. I first read it when I was in the 7th or 8th grade and am now rereading it as an adult. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Christian Hills
This is a life changing book. This story has moved me closer to Christ and allowed me to see truths about His love in a way I could never see before. My hubby is reading it now.Published 2 days ago by Christine Salinas
Such a wonderful book. W as not was I was expecting.
It really gave me an insight and helped me reconnect with the Lord. Definitely recommend for anyone!
Loved this book, it shows how life can be transformed and the love of God is always therePublished 2 days ago by Felicia W. Wilson