This is my personal review on the book Redeeming Love. It’s a sad story about a girl in search for love.
I don’t like reading books on my computer, I like to have them in my hands, to turn the pages, there’s nothing like that feeling, I’m sure you know it. 🙂
But I had this book on my computer so I didn’t want to buy it, and I read it there because I didn’t have much choice, but I don’t like that.
This book was amazing, I read it with such joy and pleasure, I liked it very much.
Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers, is a historical romance novel set in the 1850s Gold Rush in California. The story is inspired by the book of Hosea from the Bible. Its central theme is the redeeming love of God towards sinners. (Wikipedia)
I went through so many emotions with what was happening in the book, I can’t even tell you, and you know, of course, that I also cried. 🙂
I was so amazed by the “heart strength” of Hosea, how much pain he could support, I thought about our lives and sins and how much God forgives us.
This is the exact purpose of the book, a comparison with us and God’s love for us, sinners.
The book begins by telling the story of a young girl named Sarah, she is the product of an adulterous affair.
Her father doesn’t want her and he wants Sarah to be aborted but her mother decides to have her. Because of that, he abandons her mother so she gets depressed and finally, dies.
Sarah remains almost alone in the world, with a drunken man named Rab. He doesn’t know what to do with this little girl so he wants to find a home for her, and he finds a man who wants a daughter, but he actually wants a mistress. Rab doesn’t know that, and when he finds out, he is killed. Sarah, is forced to be a prostitute.
She lives this life until Hosea sees her and wants her to be his wife, he wants to get her out of that filthy place.
She is now a young lady, but almost dead inside, because of all the things that people have done to her, so she doesn’t trust Hosea.
Now, I’ll let you read the book, to not spoil the end.
“I want you to love me. I want you to trust me enough to let me love you, and I want you to stay here with me so we can build a life together. That’s what I want”
“…for some of us, one mile can be more to walk than thirty.”
“my love isn’t a weapon, it’s a lifeline, reach out and take hold, and don’t let go!”
“Mara, that’s the life I want to give you. That’s what I’m offering you. I want to fill your life with color and warmth. I want to fill it with light. Give me a chance”
“Love is the way back into Eden. It is the way back to life.”
“I promise to love and cherish you, to honor and sustain you, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, in the bad that may darken our days, in the good that may light our way. Tirzah, beloved, I promise to be true to you in all things until I die. And even beyond that, God willing”
“I want to be free Michael, just for once in my whole life I want to be free”
“You are free. You just don’t know it yet”
“As gentle a man as he was, as tender as was his heart, there was nothing weak about Michael Hosea. He was the strongest-minded man Joseph had ever met. A Man like Noah. A Man like the Shepherd-king David. A man after God’s own heart.”
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Books I’ve read with the letter R (which I can remember):
- Recapture the Wonder – Ravi Zacharias
- Reunion in Barsaloi – Corinne Hofmann
- Revolution in World Missions – K.P.Yohannan
- Robin Hood, The Prince of Thieves – Alexandre Dumas
- Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
- Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
- Rosa of Linden Castle – Christoph von Schmid