Book Review: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Book Review: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


Do you know the story of Hosea in the Bible?  This Christian story mirrors it with a good man told by God to marry a prostitute and all that then ensues.  Taking place during the California Gold Rush it is a believable story and a fast, satisfying read. 

The harsh realities of child prostitution are depicted, but so is the budding realization of God’s love and saving power. The main male character is a beautiful example of a Christian man showing his faith by his works; his whole being radiates what God is to him and this is very appealing. 

I appreciated the depth of his sensitivity and steadfast loyalty, as well as his ability for genuine forgiveness.  I give it five stars even though I wouldn’t say it is great literature; it is effectual in making the reader want to live by a higher, more Godly standard.  That is worth a lot. (This is an older version of the book borrowed from a church library.  There is now a different cover.  The author is Francine Rivers.)

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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