Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
by: Francine Rivers
I can remember vividly when Redeeming Love came into my life. I was 20 years old and very confident in my young self. One day at work a few ladies and I were sitting around gushing back and forth over our favorite books. When one of my fellow coworkers learned I had never read Redeeming Love she was shocked. She brought the book to me the very next day. I read the book in like two sittings, I was SO engrossed. And then, when my ignorant 20-year old mind realized I was reading a retelling of Hosea, I loved the book all the more.
Redeeming Love is so good because it is highly engaging, heart breaking, hopeful, and it holds a mirror to the reader. I personally didn’t like what I saw in that fictional mirror and knew I needed to ask for God’s forgiveness.
As far as Christian fiction goes, if you haven’t read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers you absolutely must! This book is like the bedrock for Christian Fiction today. It is so good and so powerful!
About the Book
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 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 meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything, Michael 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 unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does … the One who will never let her go.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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