Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

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Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Post by Mycahfra08 » 19 Feb 2014, 23:05

I enjoyed the overall message of this novel. The message of people showing a Christ-like love. I did feel that this book kind of dragged on. Angel, the main character, is a prostitute who is rescued from her own prison by Michael Hosea. The story follows much of the story of Hosea and Gomer in The Bible. I would have enjoyed more if the novel more fully built the love story between Angel and Michael. Each time Angel would leave, I felt a little more lost and confused. So, while I enjoyed the overall message, I wish there was a little more of an actual story to the novel.

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Post by nurse38 » 25 Feb 2014, 12:43

I also loved the message in this book. However, I never felt like it dragged. I was given this book to read by a coworker and I could not put this book down. I was done reading it in a day.The love between Angel and Micheal is a representation of Gods love for us even though we mess up and reject Him. Micheal keeps loving his wife despite the fact she is imperfect and rejects him. Angel feels guilt for her past and decides she doesn't deserve her husbandand this leads to her leaving so many times. This is similar to how people turn from God because of feelings of guilt. I thought the author did an excellent job of getting the biblical theme across and writing a great love story. I loved how I could relate to both chacaters in different ways. I could understand all of their emotions and I could feel their sorrows and joys. This was my very first book to read by Francine Rivers and it made me seek out more of her books. I really enjoy her style of writing. I believe this book is for anyone who loves reading books about love and its ups and downs.

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Post by Mycahfra08 » 12 Mar 2014, 22:42

Nurse38- I agree it is a great message and Francine Rivers does a fabulous job of conveying that message- I just felt like the actual story was lacking. I am glad you were able to really enjoy it. I like a lot more meat and detail :)

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Post by kderse » 29 Feb 2016, 10:41

I loved this book here is my review:

In the book Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers we find ourselves in gold country, California in the 1850’s. When a lot of men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a bed to sleep in. Angel expects that from men, and along with it betrayal. As she a child she was sold into prostitution and as a child she found she could survive by keeping her hatred alive. Her hatred targeted at the men who use her and then leave her empty and dead inside. Then one day she meets a man named Michael Hosea. A man who always seeks his Fathers heart and obeys God’s call to marry Angel and love her unconditionally. Slowly he defies Angel’s bitter expectations, and despite her resistance her heart begins to heal. With healing can come pain and feelings start to the surface. Angel runs. Runs back to the darkness away from her husbands pursuing love, afraid of the truth she cannot deny any longer. Even though Michael’s love has healed many parts of her the final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael. The One who will never stop loving her and never stop pursuing her.

I recommend this book to teenagers and adults.

While I was living in Mexico I had a friend come visit me that knew I loved books. She brought me this one and asked if I had ever read it. I said I had not because I never had rated or reviewed it on Goodreads. She gave me the book and I dove right in. By the end of chapter two I was convinced I had read the book before. I continued anyways and even though I HAD read it before I read it to the end. Even though I had read it before I have to say it was just as good even excellent as the first time I read it. I am excited to say I found this in Spanish for my foster daughters and they loved it just as much as me. They stayed up all night to finish the book on our trip to Ohio.

This book is a great read and yet a very emotional read. There were many times I closed the book just to cry. The book is based on the bible story of Hosea and Gomer. Just like many stories in the bible there are heartbreaking things in this book: child rape, prostitution, incest. The book shows the truth that there is darkness in this world and we need to embrace the one that is the light of the world.

I rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Alwaystkd » 02 May 2018, 23:31

I loved this book. The message of unconditional love demonstrated throughout the book left a lifelong print on my heart. I think Francine Rivers writes her stories so beautifuly.

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Post by Lolababs94 » 14 May 2018, 06:55

Oh my! I love love love this book! I read this book the first time in high school and I've probably read it twice after then. It's a sad yet beautiful story about how unrelenting love can be. I kept expecting Hosea to give up. I mean, I got tired of Angel. That final time she left, I was sure that would be it. He wouldn't go after her anymore, but he did.
Love never gives up!

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Post by kayconn17 » 04 Jul 2018, 17:44

This is one of my all time favorite books! I first read it in high school & have probably read it 5 or 6 times over the years. It never gets old! Not only is the Hosea & Gomer story beautifully told, but the emotional depth to the characters (esp. Sarah) is complex & personal; you really go on the emotional journey with her. I've read most of Francine Rivers' books & I have to say that this is where she really shines--her characters raw & complex emotional journeys are so gripping you really FEEL them. Amazing!

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Post by Talisman1 » 08 Jul 2018, 12:42

The book advises how to thread cautiously in falling into love without knowing well your partner

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Post by Tomisin89 » 30 Jul 2018, 17:41

Redeeming love is a page turner that cut across race or people. It's an all time book. Doesn't matter how many times have read it, ever relevant. Just love it.

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Post by progy » 07 Aug 2018, 18:53

I really loved the book. It's a simple yet touching depiction of God's unwavering love for us and His patience with us.
Even when we go wrong, He picks us up. Great book indeed. Francine River's books are it!.

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Post by progy » 07 Aug 2018, 19:23

The book is simply amazing and captivating, it can keep you glued to you're done. It's a must read for all, it explains through Angel & Michael's ups and downs the extent of God's undeniable live for us and His compassion towards us. Francine River's books are it!.

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