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Redeeming Love. 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 asshe survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. The One who will never let her go.
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Share Redeeming Love with your Twitter followers! Follow this link with a friend to give them the first chapter excerpt. Redeeming Love — Chapter 1. Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From toshe had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist.
Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian inFrancine Redeeming love novel Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Listen to the interview here. Meet the characters from the beloved story of Redeeming Love and pass them along to a friend! Ever wonder how Redeeming Love came to be? See below for answers from Francine:. From the time I wasI knew I would be a writer. My parents had always been non-fiction readers. Mom Edith loaned me novels and I loved them. On a dare from Rick I decided to write a combination of my favorite genres and wrote a western-gothic-romance. Romance novels were booming in the general market, publishers were on the look-out for new writers. My first manuscript sold and was published.
I was hooked! I followed with eight or nine more of Redeeming love novel I call my B. They are all now out of print, are never to be reprinted, and are not recommended. I tried, but nothing worked. I struggled against God over that because writing was my identity. God was trying to open my eyes to how writing had become an idol in my life. It was the place I ran to escape, the one area of my life where I thought I was in complete control.
My priorities were all wrong and needed to be put right. God first, husband and children second we had three children by then and third— work. I prayed God would change my heart. Rick and I began hosting a home Bible study. I began working with Rick in his business. The children came along and played in the office, hiding in the shipping popcorn. Writing ceased to matter. I was in love with Jesus and my husband and children. God never stops with the transformation process.
We began studying the book of Hosea, and I sensed God calling me to write again this time a romance about Jesus love for each of us. Redeeming Love was the result. It is the retelling of the Hosea story, set in Gold Rush-era California. I had so many questions about what it means to be a Christian, how to live for God, different issues that still haunted me. I felt God nudging me toward using my writing as a tool to draw closer to Him.
I began work on A Voice in the Wind. Writing has become a way to worship the Lord through story to show how intimately He Redeeming love novel to be involved in our lives. My favorite book is Redeeming Love. My favorite character is Michael Hosea from Redeeming Love. He is like Jesus, the lover of my soul. Want to learn more about great Christian fiction? Visit WaterBrookMultnomah. Buy this audio book and more on Audible.
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture! Cast of Characters Meet the characters from the beloved story of Redeeming Love and pass them along to a friend! See below for answers from Francine: How did you get started as a writer? Which character is your favorite?Redeeming love novel
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