Monday, February 8, 2016

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Years ago, my boyfriend recommended me this book.

I'm not sure what he was implying. Did he mean that he'll love me even though he thinks that I've slept with a lot of guys? Or did he mean that he'll love me even if I sleep with a lot of guys? 

I'm still unsure. Anyways, I married that boy. He is my rock, my strength, and my best friend. 

Redeeming Love is a story about patience, faith, and forgiveness. The writing is beautiful and eloquent. This is a Christian fiction novel, but it isn't preachy. It's an unforgettable love story that will touch your heart deeply. 

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.