Francine River’s classic romantic novel of love amid the chaos of California’s gold rush proves the perfect setting for her revealing re-enactment of the story of Hosea.
California in 1850 was a time and place where men would sell their souls for a chance of gold and women would sell their bodies for a roof over their heads. A bitter-twisted childhood of prostitution has tainted Angel’s heart. All men are cold-hearted, she believes, greedy, selfish creatures who take but never give, leaving you empty and dead inside.
Following God’s will, Michael Hosea asks Angel for her hand in marriage, vowing to love her unconditionally. She’d be a fool to refuse his generous offer, but clings to her negative conception of men and refusing to believe she could ever be loved. Michael continually proves his love time and time again until her once lifeless heart is awakened by the unfamiliar touch of love.
Overwhelmed by her unworthiness and fear she runs away. Yet in her desperate need for healing Michael’s pursuing love isn’t her cure. In the darkness she meets the lover of her soul, and discovers His redeeming love.
Now in its 2nd Edition, ‘Redeeming Love’ by bestselling author, Francine Rivers, has sold more than one million copies and continues to profoundly awaken readers to the unconditional and all-conquering love of God.