Sunday, July 14, 2013
Life has been tough on Angel, a young woman in California's gold country in the mid-1800's. Left motherless at a young age and sold into prostitution, she has built walls around her heart to help her survive from day to day. When Michael Hosea comes into her life, claiming he feels the Lord calling him to marry her, she can't help but laugh and think that all men are exactly the same. As Michael seeks to show her the love of God and how selfless love can be, Angel seeks to escape. Loosely based on the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a powerful story of love and forgiveness, and how God never gives up on His children.
A word of caution with this book, I wouldn't recommend it to my young, unmarried friends since it is a very sensual story. While things about Angel's past are handled well by the author, you can't get around that the story is about a rough lifestyle.
That aside, it has a beautiful message about a life changed through one man's obedience to follow God and how that can change multiple lives.