If you are into Christian Fiction, you are going to LOVE this book!  I am not a big Christian Fiction fan because I’ve always found the books to be ultra cheese ball. But, maybe Francine Rivers will change my mind!

Redeeming Love is retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea but it is set in the 1850’s in California when Michael Hosea, a single godly man, saves the life of “Angel” – a prostitute who has lived as such since being sold into sexual slavery as a child. This book is so powerful – Francine Rivers is a gifted writer who uses words like a true artist. She doesn’t just write books – but she is a talented writer – and there is a difference.

From Francine Rivers website:

Story Behind the Book

“Writing Redeeming Love was a form of worship for me. Through it, I was able to thank God for loving me even when I was defiant, rebellious, contemptuous of what I thought being a Christian meant, and afraid to give my heart away. I had wanted to be my own god and have control of my life the way Eve did in the Garden of Eden. Now I know to be loved by Christ is the ultimate joy and fulfillment. Everything in Redeeming Love was a gift from the Lord: plot, characters, theme. None of it is mine to claim.”

How wonderful! Francine Rivers is amazing. I am going to have to read more of her fiction. And maybe some of her nonfiction.

Preferentially, I tend to stray away from Christian fiction because I tire easily of twaddle. I prefer fiction literature – Christian or not. There’s a difference. I can’t stand the Yada Yada Prayer Group books. I couldn’t read The Sisterchicks. If it comes in a “series” I’m pretty much turned off. I had enough of that when I stopped reading The Mitford books.  (I will say that the early Mitford books are AWESOME Christian fiction books and I will profile them here one day!) But again – Jan Karon is a talented and gifted writer – she doesn’t just write books.

But, this is a MUST READ!  Absolutely everyone should have a copy of this book in their homes! Go buy one today!