- Publisher: Monarch Books
- Format: Paperback | 448 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 194mm x 36mm | 400g
- Publication date: 20 August 2004
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 1854246593
- ISBN 13: 9781854246592
- Sales rank: 10,189
Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, survives by keeping her hatred for men alive. Then she meets Michael Hosea who loves her unconditionally. Day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation until, despite her resistance, her heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. So Angel runs...
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Francine Rivers has written over 20 bestselling novels and received numerous awards. She lives in northern California with her husband, Rick.
By irene golodnik 23 Jan 2012
One of the best book i've ever read in my life. From the first few pages you will just plunge into reading and devour it.... I've read it in 4 days in between work hours and house duty, couldn't put it down. If you do belive in love, then YOU MUST READ IT TOO.
By Patricia Winnie Nub 18 May 2011
A real page turner. One could not help but understand the significance and depth of love of a man for a woman and how much God plays a part in Michael and Angel's life. Even to the minute details like clothings, household of the late 1800s was pretty descriptive, keeping reality in check help the characters to grow. Michael Hosea (they don't make guys like him anymore!), a truly devout, loyal and loving man is totally the opposite of the men Angel had known all her life. How his love and determination to win Angel over is something of a feat. Angel is a high-class prostitute who was so disillusioned about men since childhood (note the spoiler). Her hatred and bitterness about life is simply the opposite of Michael. How these two complete opposites come together is what I call a miracle love and perhaps it suits well with the title of the story.
All in all, I like how the story balances out. There were some dark moments (spoiler: really disturbing ones) and of course humour was included, keeping realism well balanced. How hope, faith, acceptance, compassion and love centers around the story. And what they say, how God works in mysterious ways is simply true in this case. It opens up my eyes as to how much love plays important role in everyone's life. Regardless of a farmer or even to a prostitute, God loves everyone.
This is by far is my favourite novel from Francine Rivers.
"The truth that ran through that story ["Redeeming Love"] absolutely took me to my knees. And I was a changed person when I finished reading that book. "- Amy Grant, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, quote sited from an interview with Ted Koeppel, ABC News "A splendid piece of work exploring both physical love and a love of God...There is not one false note in this wonderful novel." - Library Journal "Simply put, "Redeeming Love" is the most powerful work of fiction you will ever read."- Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of "Thorn in My Heart" "The timeless biblical themes...are beautifully portrayed and brought to life through her unforgettable characters."- Stephen Arterburn, best-selling author of The Everyman Series and founder of New Life Ministries "My heart and soul were profoundly shaken as I realized anew the lessons portrayed through the stories of Hosea and Gomer, Michael and Angel. This may be the single most moving book you will read this year - or in your lifetime."- Angela Hunt, author of "Magdalene"