Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 500 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.68 in
Published: January 7, 1997
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Incorporated
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1576731863
ISBN - 13: 9781576731864
From the Publisher
Can God's Love Save Anyone?
Bestselling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical
love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting
backdrop of the California Gold Rush. The heroine, Angel, is a
young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael
Hosea is a godly man sent into Angel's life to draw her into the
Savior's redeeming love. This remarkable novel has sold
over a million copies and is among the top twenty on the
ECPA fiction bestsellers list for four years running. A six-part
study guide, suitable for individual use or group discussion, is
included in this bestselling novel.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Now own this beloved classic in
the keepsake hardcover edition!
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
Then she meets Michael Hosea.
A man who seeks his Father's heart in everything, Michael Hosea
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
can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who
loves her even more than Michael Hosea does…the One who will never
let her go.
A powerful retelling of the book of Hosea, Redeeming Love
is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive,
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
About the Author
From 1976 to 1985, Francine Rivers had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. This retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. Redeeming Love continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles, and it has held a spot on the Christian bestsellers list for nearly a decade. Since Redeeming Love , Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes--all bestsellers--and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have also been awarded or nominated for numerous awards, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. In 1997, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa. Francine and her husband, Rick, live in Northern California and enjoy t
"The truth that ran through that story [Redeeming Love]
absolutely took me to my knees. And I was a changed person when I
finished reading that book. "
- Amy Grant, Grammy Award-winning
singer/songwriter, quote sited from an interview with Ted Koeppel,
"A splendid piece of work exploring both physical love and a love
of God...There is not one false note in this wonderful novel."
- Library Journal
"Simply put, Redeeming Love is the most powerful work of
fiction you will ever read."
- Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of
Thorn in My Heart
"The timeless biblical themes...are beautifully portrayed and
brought to life through her unforgettable characters."
- Stephen Arterburn, best-selling author of The
Everyman Series and founder of New Life Ministries
"My heart and soul were profoundly shaken as I realized anew the
lessons portrayed through the stories of Hosea and Gomer, Michael
and Angel. This may be the single most moving book you will read
this year - or in your lifetime."
- Angela Hunt, author of Magdalene
From the Hardcover edition.