Ion which apparently is the clean version The original paperback is what I should have read Darn 4 Angel Starsimage error didn t get very far into this before realising that it was R rated Luckily I got it free so haven t wasted any money and can happily throw it away One of the most troubling things about this book is that there are a number of reviews from non Christians commenting on the graphic nature of this book and stating that they wouldn t have thought the writer was a Christian That alone explains why Christian authors need to be careful with their content they ARE REPRESENTING JESUSI AM AWARE THAT THIS IS MEANT representing JesusI am aware that this is meant be based on the book of Hosea in the Bible However Rivers presents her main character as a prostitute prior to her marriage What are the moral implications of God s command for Hosea to marry a prostitute It appears best to see Gomer as chaste at the time of marriage to Hosea only later having become an immoral woman The words take yourself a wife of harlotry are to be nderstood proleptically ie looking to the future An immoral woman could not serve as a picture of Israel coming out of Egypt 215 910 who then later wandered away from God 111 Chapter 3 describes Hosea taking back his wife who had been rejected because of adultery a rejection that was njustifiable if Hosea had married a prostitute with full knowledge of her characterThe first few chapters dealt with child rape child trafficking brothels drunkenness adultery deaththat was enough If Rivers was trying to relay events in Hosea I don t nderstand why she felt the need to include child rape and trafficking in her narrative It just makes a tragic story even depraved The point of Hosea is God s love towards nfaithful Israel despite their waywardness It is not focused on the graphic exploits. Gheţată să se înmoaie Dar odată cu această îmblânzire neaşteptată e copleşită de sentimentul propriei inutilităţi
şi e prinsă în vârtejul fricii angel fuge e prinsă în vârtejul fricii Angel fuge întoarce în întuneric departe de dragostea statornică a soţului ei îngrozită de adevărul pe care nu poate să l nege vindecarea ei finală trebuie să vină de la Cel care o iubeste cel mai mult mai mult chiar decat Michael Hosea de la Cel care nu o va părăsi niciodatăO adaptare plină de forţă a cărţii Osea RĂSCUMPĂRATĂ PRIN IUBIRE este o poveste despre dragostea necondiţionată rascumpărătoare mântuitoare a lui Dumnezeu poveste care poate schimba vieţi“în câteva cuvinte RĂSCUMPĂRATĂ PRIN IUBIRE este cea mai convingătoare operă de ficţiune pe care o veţi citi vreodată” LIZ CURTIS HIGGS autoare a best seller rilor Bookends si Mixed Signals“. ,
I recieved this as a part of the First Reads programI was repulsed
By This BookIt Sthis bookIt s to be a Christian romance novel Full disclosure I m an atheist so I wasn t expecting to exactly fall in love with the book But I found the concept of the story of Hosea being retold during the Gold Rush interesting or else I wouldn t have picked it pSo you may Ask Why Was I So why was I so by this book Looking past the forced marriage rape beatings and child rape described in the book Also looking past the flat one dimensional characters that are by the way stunning and physically beautiful how boring is that Not to mention looking past the horrible source material that is the Old Testament I m repulsed by the ideas that this book reinforces for women I m disgusted that this drivel was written by a woman And after reading some review 45 stars Redeeming Love is one of those must read romances worth reading at least once There are two versions of Redeeming Love This is a review of the original 1991 version The 1997 version is basically the same as the original
But Was Edited To Removewas edited to remove descriptions of the love scenes and any coarse language to make it suitable for the Christian marketBased on the Book of Hosea from the Bible where God told the prophet Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer Go marry a prostitute and have children with her here we have Michael Hosea a farmer being told by God to marry Angel a local whore in the 1850s goldfields of California Author Francine Rivers wrote historical romances and historical fiction before she became a Christian Redeeming Love written in 1991 bridges the writing of her original romances and her later Christian fiction illustrating well the old and new Francine Rivers in the one book The original does contain some c Please note I read the Kindle vers. California Ţara aurului Anul 1850 O vreme în care bărbaţii îşi vând sufletele pentru n sac de aur iar femeile îşi vând trupurile pentru Out of This World un locnde să şi aştearnă capul Angel nu se asteaptă la nimic altceva din partea bărbaţilor decât la trădare Vândută The Time It Never Rained unui proxenet şi împinsă de mic copil în mrejele prostituţiei ea supravieţuieşte ţinând aprinsă flacărarii Şi ceea ce The Child of the Soul and Other Stories urăşte mai presus de orice sunt bărbaţii care se folosesc de eacigându i sufletul şi lăsând o goala pe dinăuntru Atunci îl întâlneşte pe Michael Hosea n bărbat care caută înainte de toate inima Tatălui său Michael Hosea ascultă chemarea lui Dumnezeu de a se căsători cu Angel şi de a o iubi necondiţionat încetul cu încetul el înşeală aşteptările amare ale lui Angel făcând ca în ciuda tuturor rezistenţelor inima ei în.
Francine Rivers Ø 3 characters,
Of GomerI don t recommend this book which is full of graphic detail for shock value For those who will book
which is full of graphic detail for shock value For those who will doubt comment that the bookis full of graphic detail for shock value For those who will doubt comment that the book Hosea also contains graphic scenes of a similar nature It doesn t The whole focus is on Israel s nfaithfulness and God s pending judgement It is not on the details of Gomer s sinThe popularity of this book and some of the comments are representative of the God as love or some kind of divine romancer beliefs that are prevalent as if God needs s and is desperate for s rather than the other way around The author writes that God says Though you deny me I love you with an everlasting love That is not in line with Scripture where God does not love with an everlasting love those who deny Him God hates sin and sinners and demands obedience Yes God loves The Soviet Union us and forgivess when we sin if we approach Him through trust in Jesus but that doesn t give Gods and Heroes us a licence to sin or to presumepon His grace Redemption the supposed theme of this book should lead to a complete transformation of heart and life those seeking a cleaner read by Francine Rivers and to prove that I m not just being deliberately controversial try The Atonement Child or And the Shofar Blew or even The Last Sin Eater but avoid Bridge to Haven The Scarlet Thread is mediocre EnjoyCheck out my Francine Rivers shelf 5 Inspiring Stars I m soooo happy Where s a box of tissues when you need them I have to listen to the end again Oh my I can t stop crying Michaelhe is the power of love No review I could ever do would give this book the justice it is so deserving of You have to experience it to Science, Technology and Culture understand all the meaning that it holds Thank you to KarLyn who was the first to tell me about this book and then all my other friends who encouraged me to read it It s an amazing journey I will NEVER forget. Opera scriitoarei Francine Rivers estena din cele mai captivante pe care le am citit vreodată RĂSCUMPĂRATĂ PRIN IUBIRE e o carte fascinantă” PATSY CLAIRMONT autoare a Sportin'a Tude si Stardust on my Pillow“Temele biblice sunt frumos creionate în acest roman captivant şi aduse la viaţa prin personaje de neuitat” STEVE ARTERBURN New Life ClinicsFRANCINE RIVERS a scris peste douăzeci de romane best seller şi a obţinut numeroase distincţii printre care Premiul criticilor literari Critic's Choice Award în 1995 1996 1997 Premiul romancierilor din Statele Unite RITA RITA Romance Writers of America Award pentru cel mai bun roman inspirat fiind întrodusă în RWA Hall of Fame şi medalia de aur ECPA pentru The Last Sin Eater Francine locuieşte în California de Nord împreună cu soţul ei Ricky Au trei copii căsătoriţi şi doi nepoţi.