Redeeming Love Book Review

 “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life”   

Psalm 23:6a

I consider myself a woman of faith but like many women, we can struggle with thoughts of unworthiness, shame, trust or vulnerability.

Redeeming Love is a brilliant retelling of the Biblical story of Hosea. This novel is set in the 1850s during the California Gold Rush.  It follows a prostitute named Angel and her journey through life that left her feeling empty and hard hearted.   Everything changes when she meets a man named Michael Hosea who begins to chip away at the walls that are so deeply entrenched around her heart but much like the Hosea and Gomer story, her old ways and past haunt her and call her back.

This is one of those rare stories that allows you to see a part of yourself in nearly every character.  As we read the most intimate thoughts of Angel, Michael, and many others we can so clearly see how our perception of life can impact how we interact with others and with God.

Please read this novel.  You will begin to see the relentless pursuit that Christ has in your life from an entirely new perspective.  This novel captures the nature of  people in such brilliance that we see how our thoughts and the  enemy of our souls are continually attempting to destroy us. You will be filled with grace and compassion for those that may come from a different walk of life and you find yourself crying at the pain and beauty of this story.

The Lord says,
“Then I will heal you of your faithlessness;
    my love will know no bounds,
    for my anger will be gone forever.”

Hosea 14:4

Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Pages: 480 pages

Audio: 17 hrs and 17 minutes

With Love,


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