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Redeeming LoveS Michael Hosea A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything Michael Hosea 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 unworth. I didn't get very far into this before realising that it was R rated Luckily I got it free so haven't wasted any money and can happily throw it away One of the most troubling things about this book is that there are a number of reviews from non Christians commenting on the graphic nature of this book and stating that they wouldn't have thought the writer was a Christian That alone explains why Christian authors need to be careful with their content they are representing JesusI am aware that this is meant to be based on the book of Hosea in the Bible However Rivers presents her main character as a prostitute prior to her marriage What are the moral implications of God’s command for Hosea to marry a prostitute It appears best to see Gomer as chaste at the time of marriage to Hosea only later having become an immoral woman The words “take yourself a wife of harlotry” are to be understood proleptically ie looking to the future An immoral woman could not serve as a picture of Israel coming out of Egypt 215; 910 who then later wandered away from God 111 Chapter 3 describes Hosea taking back his wife who had been rejected because of adultery a rejection that was unjustifiable if Hosea had married a prostitute with full knowledge of her characterThe first few chapters dealt with child rape child trafficking brothels drunkenness adultery deaththat was enough If Rivers was trying to relay events in Hosea I don't understand why she felt the need to include child rape and trafficking in her narrative It just makes a tragic story even depraved The point of Hosea is God's love towards unfaithful Israel despite their waywardness It is not focused on the graphic exploits of GomerI don't recommend this book which is full of graphic detail for shock value For those who will no doubt comment that the book of Hosea also contains graphic scenes of a similar nature It doesn't The whole focus is on Israel's unfaithfulness and God's pending judgement It is not on the details of Gomer's sinThe popularity of this book and some of the comments are representative of the God as love or some kind of divine romancer beliefs that are prevalent as if God needs us and is desperate for us rather than the other way around The author writes that God says Though you deny me I love you with an everlasting love That is not in line with Scripture where God does not love with an everlasting love those who deny Him God hates sin and sinners and demands obedience Yes God loves us and forgives us when we sin if we approach Him through trust in Jesus but that doesn't give us a licence to sin or to presume upon His grace Redemption the supposed theme of this book should lead to a complete transformation of heart and life those seeking a cleaner read by Francine Rivers and to prove that I'm not just being deliberately controversial try The Atonement Child or And the Shofar Blew or even The Last Sin Eater but avoid Bridge to Haven The Scarlet Thread is mediocre EnjoyCheck out my Francine Rivers shelf

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California’s gold country 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 meet. Utterly heart wrenching Gripping Riveting ExtraordinaryI could go on and on and still not justify the magnitude of this story's brilliance— what it means what it stands for and how deeply it has affected me Reading Redeeming Love was an intensely humbling and inspirational experience It isn't about drama or angst or sexy loves scenesit is a powerful eye opening story focused on faith and redemption; on rising up from the dust of despair and finding yourself worthy It's about the unparalleled ways love and faith can conuer all and I could not have been pleased with this loving and fulfilling journey Sarah aka Angel is a beautiful damaged woman who remains a prisoner of a past that heartlessly sold her into prostitution as a child She was abandoned abused and alone and my heart shattered for her Selling her body was all she'd ever knownso when Michael attempts to show her an honest life she is untrusting and feels unworthy to receive it Angel had a uiet strength and I was completely blown away by her transformation Her uest for freedom was relentless and she easily became one of my most beloved heroines Michael in my opinion was saint like His patience and love for Angel was astonishing and his faith in himself and in God inspiring I've never before felt such a strong sense of love and acceptance through a character Angel and Michael's connection stands as a pure example of love in its most honest and unconditional stateexactly how it's meant to be The writing simply wow'd me It was elouent and its grace brought this story to life I felt every pain and heartache displayed within these broken characters as well as every rejoice This was my first Christian Fiction novel and I was initially unsure what to expect Although faith in God plays a big role in this story having faith in oneself is an eually apparent theme—one to which anyone can relate The element of religion was heavily pronounced but I didn't find it to be preachy — in fact I found it comforting and enlightening It wasn't over the top; it was delicate and its message seemed to transcend the structures of organized religion Freedom does not come from without but is instead brought forth from within My song for Sarah Blackbird singing in the dead of nightTake these broken wings and learn to flyAll your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to ariseBlackbird singing in the dead of nightTake these sunken eyes and learn to seeAll your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to be free Book Stats ▪ GenreCategory Christian FictionRomance▪ Steam Caliber Clean▪ Romance Emotional and heartbreaking Beautifully evolves ▪ Characters Expertly composed Patient kind loving hero Tragically broken but lovable heroine ▪ Plot Centers largely on redemption faith and the healing power of love Substantial depth ▪ Writing Accomplished and exuisite execution Inspiring narrative ▪ POV Third person perspective▪ Cliffhanger None

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Redeeming Love review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü ➹ [Read] ➵ Redeeming Love By Francine Rivers ➼ – 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 prostIness and fear And so Angel runs Back to the darkness away from her husband’s pursuing love terrified of the truth she can no longer deny Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even than Michael Hosea doesthe One who will never let her go A life changing story of God’s unconditional redemptive all consuming love back cov. I think the purpose of this book was overshadowed by the very dark subject matter A lot of people have called this a Christian Romance I find that very hard to believe The story is about a young girl sold into prostitution at the age of eight who later is rescued by a man named Michael The books goes into shocking disturbing detail of the sad life she led She run’s away from her devoted husband multiple times which also got old The whole thing was very depressing and I only continued to read hoping it would get better I also didn’t like that her husband was suppose to be so understanding yet was still sleeping with her before she even loved him or before they really had a decent relationship If he really had respect for her and what she had been through he would have waited until she was ready The book was way too long and way too gloomy For the subject matter and details given I would give it an R rating I wish I hadn’t bothered reading it