Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

This is a painful novel - a retelling of the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer. It was challenging to read because it's my story and it's your story. The details may vary from person to person, but we are all: Sarah, Angel, Mara, Amanda…, etc. We have all suffered pain as a result of sin and we have all made choices that have ultimately hurt ourselves, others, or both. Many times the pain we have endured has tried to block out the light of God's love, but HIS love is unconditional and unstoppable - nothing can take away the reality of HIS love - NOTHING. God sent HIS only Son, Jesus to pay the penalty for my sins and your sins and then He lovingly welcomes us in HIS embrace. Even though we reject HIM he rescues and loves us. Read this book and experience HIS amazing love anew.

3 comments:

Randi Jo :) said...

ohhh Robin I LOVED LOVED this book! :) one of my all time faves - life changing really for me when I read it 3 years ago

Life Adapted said...

I agree that this is a challenging read, but so worth it. Francine Rivers has a true gift of writing and I think it is a blessing that she uses this gift to glorify God. Redeeming Love is a lesson in obedience, forgiveness, love. . .all the things God wants from us. Robin, thanks for this post.

Monday through Sunday said...

This book confirmed and reminded me of God's relentless pursuit of us.