I was on a journey when I finished reading this book, my emotions were everywhere and I was weeping as usual.
I have heard of Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and so many others. I had previously read Karen’s works and they were great, kept me reading through the night and as usual made me cry a bucket load of tears too, made me reflect on my spiritual life and all that, I specially kept some of her works for times when I need reassurances from God.
Francine Rivers is now in this special box. 🤗❤️❤️
Redeeming Love was nothing short of beautiful, gut wrenching, amazing, engaging, emotional, sad and thoughts inducing. I have had Redeeming Love since forever and I had heard of Francines’ works too, I didn’t want to read them I don’t know why I guess I just read as my heart decides.
This book was the book clubs read for September and it was so amazing, so many quotes to share with you, so many lessons, so much gifts in one book. This book was a blessing to me and I’m glad I read it at this time.
This story was a retelling of Hosea and Gomers story in the Old Testament and Francine did justice to it. The characters were well developed, Sarah’s story was a sad one but she was such a strong character, I love how she came to her bloom at the end and Michael Hosea is such an amazing man.
This book made me question my choices, my relationship with God, my life as a whole.
There were so many themes expressed in this book and the book club had a field day discussing them. We saw themes like God’s everlasting love for us, Human Understanding, forgiveness, hope, redemption, GOD, obedience, trust, faith, prostitution, abortion, Christianity, patience, pedophilia, church and politics, purity, selflessness and so on.
You should know by now I don’t like reading books again but I definitely will be rereading Redeeming Love. I know so many persons who have read it more than 10 times😳, oh well, that can’t be me😏
If you are looking for a Christian book that gives you all the good vibes without being all in your face about religion, this book is it! Francine gave us Repentance and Godly vibes without been extremely religious, she was real. She made ‘sex’ sacred, without making us feel like its a wrong act.
It was a real come to Jesus moment for me.😇
Can’t leave without sharing some quotes which stood out to me! 🤗 See you soon!
Have you read Redeeming Love? You could share your thoughts or Christian books which have touched your life as well
“Michael closed his eyes. Lord, forgive me. You said go to her, and I let pride stand in my way. You said she needed me, and I didn’t believe. You said love her, and I thought it would be easy. Help me. Open my heart and mind so that I will love her as you have loved me.”
““I don’t know, Amanda. Priests are only men. They’re not God. They come with their own personal prejudices and faults just like anyone else.””
Now this quote, how do you feel about people that totally worship their Pastors?
“Susanna put the container on her lap. “This is my God box,” she said. “When problems prey on my mind, I write them down, fold them up, and put them through the slot. Once they’re inside this box, they’re God’s problem and not mine.””
“I have been insufferable and self-righteous and cruel. The revelation was bitter and painful, but a relief, too. There was an odd sort of freedom in standing before a mirror and seeing himself clearly. For the first time in his life.”
“Love the Lord your God, and love one another. Love one another as he loves. Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don’t weaken. Stand against the darkness, and love. That’s the way back into Eden. That’s the way back to life.”
Finally, words from Francine Rivers:
“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.”