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Redeeming Love

by Francine Rivers

Bantam Books, Incorporated | November 1, 1991 | Mass Market Paperbound

Redeeming Love is rated 4.9615 out of 5 by 26.
Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Her Christian novels have won numerous awards including four Rita Awards, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers' of America Hall of Fame. She is the author of Lineage of Grace series, Mark of the Lion series, and Sons of Encouragement series.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 432 pages

Published: November 1, 1991

Publisher: Bantam Books, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553293680

ISBN - 13: 9780553293685

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redeeming Love - Beautiful! This book was recommended to me. At first, I was a bit discouraged because of the number of pages, but as soon as I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It is definitely a page turner! I finished the book and all I kept thinking was, WOW! It was so beautiful, powerful and inspiring! Simply amazing! 
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astounding River's beautiful writing tells a tale reminiscent of that of Hosea and Gomer in the Bible.  The subject matter could be erotic and explicit but she is able to give you a clear taste of everything down and dirty without crossing that line of decency.  She does a fine balance in this work.  I LOVED it!
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redeeming Love! Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Having given my life to Christ in my teenage years I have vowed not to read circular books in terms of books that will not enhance my life as a believer. So I began to search for interesting writers that would keep me glued as well as teach me what I needed to enhance my growth as a young Christian. I have read so many books but none can be compared to the “Redeeming Love” written by Francine Rivers, I ran into an old friend who was clutching on to the book, I got curious and wanted to know what type of book she was reading, she said it’s a must read!. Long story short, I borrowed the book from her and it changed my philosophy about forgiveness and the greatest love a human can give to another human. Redeeming love is the kind of love story that will keep you turning page after page, as I read it, the love of God began to run through my mind, I began to see how I would backslide from my faith and His unconditional love will bring me back to Him. The love Michael had for Angel is clearly compared to the kind of love God has for us, God was able to let Jesus die for our sins because of the love He has for us, despite all what Angel did in the story, Michael still took her back (I found that annoying but then I thought about how God must feel whenever I go back to my sins). Francine portrayed what real married love should look like and the contrasts between happiness and sadness, truth and lies, it’s a must read for everyone especially people who are planning on getting married.
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Time Favorite This is one of my all time favorites, no matter how many times I read the book I'll find new aspects to the love between God and Man and Husband and Wife. Francine Rivers knows how to capture your attention and make you a part of the story. Careful this read will make you laugh and require tissues!
Date published: 2010-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever! Mostly I read mystery but someone gave me this to read and I fell in love with this book. I thought I wouldn't enjoy the book because it had a religious plot, but I was pleasently surprised! In all the years I have been reading, this is my favorite book. My husband came home to find me sobbing over this book. I don't think I talked to anyone for three days until I finished the book. You will not be disappointed. Whether you go to church or not...you will love this book. :)
Date published: 2009-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is a retelling, of sorts, of the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer. In the book, a man, Michael Hosea, who lives in the time of the California gold rush, falls in love with a prostitute, named Angel. She had been sold into prostitution as a child. He redeems her, marries her, and begins to show her sacrificial love. She has been used her whole life and takes a long time to learn to trust him and see that he is different from other men. He is an exceptional man. Over time, she begins to fall in love with him, but doesn't feel worthy of his love. She runs away several times, sometimes back to the brothel. It's a beautiful, tender love story. Even the descriptions of the seedy side of the story are not graphic or crude, but you still see the reality of what she endured.
Date published: 2008-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Amazing! I read this book for the first time when I was in grade nine, over eight years ago. Since then, I have read hundreds of books by top authors and recommended by top critics, but I always come back to Redeeming Love. In the past seven years I have read this at least half a dozen times each year and I still cannot put it down. This book has become apart of me. Francine makes me cry and weep, and then I turn the page and smile through my tears and laugh through my sobs. Francine has inspired me to shed my judgments, my pride, my envy, and my hatred in search of understanding and forgiveness for all. This book has not just inspired my faith but has brought me closer to God, and each time I read it, I feel cleansed. I feel renewed. I recommend this book to everyone, whether you have faith or not. Francine Rivers is a timeless author who's work in Christian writing will never be matched.
Date published: 2008-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book Francine Rivers is a talented writer and has a way with words. In this day in age where most books have to really cultivate readers in order to sell, she does a very good job of keeping her readers inspired. Every chapter is filled with so much emotion, and one cannot help but wonder if such characters are alive today. Francine Rivers keeps you entertained from the beginning to the end of her book and her characters have specific roles that keep building from one chapter to the next. In the book Redeeming Love, she helps the reader understand partly what she believes in through her writing style and her writing techniques are hard to challenge since her books are very interesting to read. She gives her audience hope and she relates to romance as seen in the past and also relates to romance in the present through the eyes of a Christian and I find that very beautiful in the sense that her characters are the complete opposite of the Christian values as we know them in this day in age. It is amazing to think that this writer has captured a romantic genre and has kept the Christian values intact. She leaves her readers wanting for more and I cannot wait to read another one of her books. All through out her book, as a reader, I get the feeling that she gives hope to the reader on how love should be today. This book is set up in the early nineteenth century but the ideas of love are still the same. Her book gives you a sense of how far we have stepped out of true love and marriage.
Date published: 2008-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of the Best! I usually stick to my beloved Karen Kingsbury books, but my friend had recommended The Atonement Child which I absolutely loved! After reading one of Francine Rivers' books, I decided to try another, so I ordered Redeeming Love. This is by far, the BEST book in history. It is a story of love, between a couple, between friends, and from God. It is a beautiful story, one I will always remember and will probably read again and again. Don't be scared by how long the book is, once you start reading it, you'll want it to go on forever. The story has it's hard parts, ones that will make you cry, but also parts that will make you laugh and parts that you will feel like you're feeling exactly what Angel/Sarah is feeling. I would reccommend this book to ANYONE. I promise you will love it.
Date published: 2008-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! This is one of the greatest and most beautiful love stories i have ever read!!!
Date published: 2008-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amazing book. although one or two parts are very hard to read about, overall this book is amazing. The parable to the bible's book of Hosea was very amazing, and so close to what the bible says too. I loved the characters and the love that they share in the end. Could not put this down...read it in three days!!
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new way to look at Hosea This book was recommended to me by a close friend who knew that I wasn't the most avid of readers! I took a look at the size of the book (400+ pages) and thought my friend must be crazy. I did decide to sit down and read it, and soon after discovered that I couldn't put it down. I have been a Christian for a long time and have never really understood the book of Hosea until reading about the Love and passion of our saviour though this book.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly reccomended i absolutely loved this book. it was, by far, the best book i've ever read, but she's the author of so many other great books, i might fall in love with ALL of her books...but all i know is, she's my favorite author. i highly reccomend reading this book over and over, again
Date published: 2005-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book I have ever read I am a 20 year old University student. My aunt sent me this book. At first I thought that it was going to be very preachy and boring. But I was wrong. In my 20 years of life I have read thousands of books and this was the best. I was stressed out after a hard semester at school and I wanted to feel touched by something. It was the first book that I ever cried while reading. It is definitly a book that everyone should read. It is not just for the faithfull but for the faithless. You may not beleive in god but after reading this book you will belive in yourself. I promise.
Date published: 2005-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! Unbeleivable! I thought at first it would be really boring and girly but when i finished this 400 plus page book in 3 days, I realized it was probably the best book ive read in a very long time. It was well beyond excellant. It was phenomanal. Ill never judge a book by it's cover or title again!
Date published: 2005-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from oh my goodness this is my favourite novel. i can read it over and over again. i love francine rivers, and i get irked when i hear people say they have read all her novels. reedeming love is amazing. nothing is perfect so i gave it a 4. God bless and as always smile Jesus loves u. If God is for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31
Date published: 2005-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redeeming Love Wow! What an amazing book. This book captivated my attention from page 1 until the end. It has a beautiful story with such beautiful deeper truths of God's amazing love. This book ranks as one of my favourite books.
Date published: 2004-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspiring this book was so beautiful. it was a book that spoke to me through each chapter. you didn't have to actully live the life style she did. it was about life showing you a look at Gods awesome love. i would read it again. it was very special book. i would tell people about this book to anyone who wants change and to know God love more.
Date published: 2002-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a book! Once I started reading i couldn't put the book down. It was a breath taking retelling of the book of Hosea in the Bible. It is a lovely story of a women who makes mistakes and the man who loves her regardless. I recommend it to anyone who loves to read.
Date published: 2002-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redeeming love My friend gave me this book to read last night and since then i havn't been able to put it down. It's the most powerful book i've read in a while. Angel is the perfect chracter to read about. I fealt what she is feeling, i can understand the way she is feeling. Hosea is a brilliant chracter. He seems more like god than anyone. I reccommend it to anyone. Of any age.
Date published: 2002-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing I originally started this book three years ago. The forward was so hard for me to read because of the harshness shown to the child that I had to put it down. My friends told me time and again that I had to get past that to the heart of the book becasue it would be life changing. It took me almoost two years to pick it up again. I started where I had left off and did not put it down until I finished. I looked forward each day to reading about the character's lives. I felt a true connection with the characters and learned more about myself with each passing chapter. By the time I got to the end of the book I would sum the experience up as LIFE CHANGING. Thank you Francine for the experience!
Date published: 2001-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redeeming Love An awesome book based on Hosea from the Bible. I read this book during the summer at every free moment I had. Francine Rivers intelligently displays the emotional feelings of Hosea. I recommend this to everyone!
Date published: 2001-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Emotion Redeeming Love is the amazing retelling of the book of Hosea, set in the mid 1800's. I was on a roller coaster of emotion throughout the entire book. Passion, rage, deep sadness, and ultimately an indescribable feeling of forgiveness, that I too, am loved this much by my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I have a list of people who want to borrow this book... I may just run out and buy a few more copies.
Date published: 2000-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jude the Reading Fool Redeeming love is the fictional retelling of the story of Hosea and Gomer. This book is incredibly well written, the story wrenched at my heart and had me weeping. I read the whole book in 7 hours, I simply could not put it down. To me the most fascinating thing about this book was how closely it paralleled with the Biblical story. I would highly recommend this book to men and women alike. Enjoy the read.
Date published: 2000-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Critic I've read "Redeeming Love" five times in eleven months- two times in the first two days. I read from sundown 'til sunup the day I purchased it. This book elicits a sense of peace and a feeling of closeness with the characters and their problems, including their relationships with eachother and God. I recommend that Christians and non-Christians alike read this book. You'll want to lend it to your friends to read, and they'll come back with the same reaction.
Date published: 1999-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Critic I've read "Redeeming Love" five times in eleven months - two times in the first two days. I read from sundown 'til sun up the day I purchased it. This book elicits a sense of peace and a feeling of closeness with the characters and their problems, including their relationships with eachother and God. I recommend that Christians and non-Christians alike read this book. You'll want to lend it to your friends to read, and they'll come back with the same reaction.
Date published: 1999-07-04

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Redeeming Love

by Francine Rivers

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 432 pages

Published: November 1, 1991

Publisher: Bantam Books, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553293680

ISBN - 13: 9780553293685

About the Author

Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Her Christian novels have won numerous awards including four Rita Awards, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers' of America Hall of Fame. She is the author of Lineage of Grace series, Mark of the Lion series, and Sons of Encouragement series.
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