Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 479 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours and 17 minutes
First Published: 1991
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 inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael 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 comes 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 no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
Quotes from Redeeming Love
I want you to love me. I want you to trust me enough to let me love you, and I want you to stay here with me so we can build a life together. That’s what I want.
Love is the way back into Eden. It is the way back to life.
Just because you don’t believe in the Lord doesn’t mean his power isn’t working for you.
Movie Trailer for Redeeming Love (2021)
About Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers is a romance author turned Christian novelist who is best known for her book Redeeming Love. Rivers currently lives in Northern California. Visit the author’s website →