Redeeming Love

By Francine Rivers,

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER * SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Nina Dobrev, with Logan Marshall Green and Eric Dane, special appearance by Famke Janssen. Distributed by Universal Pictures with a screenplay by Francine Rivers and D.J. Caruso


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5 authors picked Redeeming Love as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Redeeming Love is a retelling of the Biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the California Gold Rush, with a heroine who was sold into prostitution as a child and a hero who heeds God’s call to marry her and love her unconditionally.

I have always been drawn to dark heroes, in both my reading and my writing, but this book is all dark heroine and after reading it I wanted to write a few dark heroines too. The characters in this book have stayed with me for years as I’ve endeavored to create something as powerful as Redeeming…

I have loved this book since the first time I read it over a decade ago! Redeeming Love shows the power of love and forgiveness to heal someone who was thrust into a life not of their choosing. No matter how many times I read the book or watch the movie, the depth of God’s and Michael Hosea’s love for Angel brings me to tears of gratitude and joy for a story well told.

I was not the same person after reading Francine Rivers’ book Redeeming Love. To read of the depths of despair a human can experience, my heart melded to Angel’s in feeling rejected and not good enough for anyone, much less God.

I cried as I read about Angel’s choices because I understood the self-loathing that produced them. My soul rejoiced as Angel began to see herself as God does. The love and acceptance from both her husband and God brought hope that I can learn to feel the same way about myself.

Each time I read Redeeming Love,…

Based on the Biblical story of the prophet Hosea and his prostitute wife, Gomer, Redeeming Love is the pinnacle 5-star book in the Christian market. A Christian bestseller list since 1991, it has sold more than three million copies and is a major motion picture. I love how Francine Rivers transports this important Biblical story into 1850 Gold Rush times, driving its lesson home in a most powerful way.

Redeeming Love surely has to be one of the all-time classics of Christian books, let alone Christian romance. It is a superb mid-nineteenth-century retelling of the book of Hosea from the Bible, which sees a broken woman restored to wholeness and healing through the sacrificial love of Michael Hosea. Containing some truly heart-wrenching moments, this book is filled with hope and heart-satisfaction, and inspirational qualities that are guaranteed to move your heart like this book did mine.

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