Sunday, October 30, 2011
Book 82 - Redeeming Love
My eighty-second book was Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. This book is about Angel, a prostitute living in the Gold Rush. She hates being a prostitute, but it is the only thing she has ever known, having been sold into it at the age of 8. While she is out walking, she is seen by a man named Michael Hosea. God tells Michael that she is the women that he is supposed to marry. He visits her in the brothel, intending to take her home with him. She has been proposed to many times, so she thinks that he is just like the others. However, unlike the others, Michael keeps coming back. One night, after Angel is beaten, almost to the point of dying, she is rescued by Michael, who insists that they be married before he will take her home. She agrees, thinking she is close to death anyway. After he nurses her back to health, she still doesn't believe he actually wants to be with her forever. Even after she runs away, he goes and gets her again. Finally, she decides that he might just be exactly what he says. As she starts to open her heart, she also starts to fear even more. Because, even though Michael vows to love her forever, she still has a secret that even he might not be able to take. Based on the story of Hosea and Gomer from the book of Hosea in the Bible, this is a great story for anyone, but especially believers.