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Redeeming Love

Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a best-selling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.
©1997 Francine Rivers (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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Good listening

I throughly enjoyed having this book read to me ,I have got all of this authors books and enjoyed them so much ,that I hope to have more of her books read tome ,

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Amazing Book

loved it!!! Best book ever!
Would definitely read it again.
I was an emotional wreck after reading it! be prepared.

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well named. great srory of God's unfailing love

shows just how far God's unfailing love goes to search for us to bring us into His family

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Exceptional

Absolutely loved it. Couldnt stop listening. Now onto the next one. Please keep it coming.

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Worth Listening

Loved the book and everything in the book... would love to listen to more of her books... too sad it ended...

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The best book I have ever read

I have read it and listened to it, I love this book and recommend it to all. It never fails to stir in me deep soul moving feelings.

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Brilliant story, doesn't shy away from real issues

Brilliant story, doesn't shy away from real issues. Francine Rivers is always good, but this is my favourite book of hers.

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  • Nelishia
  • 04-01-2010

POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING

I sat down with the actual book and read it. I wanted my husband to 'know' about it and he doesn't make time to read. This story, based on the Old Testament couple, Hosea and Gomer, is brought into the 19th century during the Gold Rush era in California. Many times during the reading, I'm crying openly and talking to God. I found myself being changed with a permanent awareness of the Love of a heavenly Father that I never knew. This book starts slow but when it builds moves like a runaway train. After it's finished, you continue to think about these people as if they are really someone that you know. I can qualify this as the best, most transforming book I've ever read unequivicably. I strongly suggest this.

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  • Heather
  • 16-01-2009

this is the best book I have ever read......

This book was hard for me to get into at first because of the pain of the caricatures but once I started I could not put my i pod down.... I found my self crying for angel... I have never cried while reading a book before this is the first for me. I loved this book It is my first by the author and I cant wait to purchase another. I hope you love this book as much as I have. And I loved the ending.
Heather

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  • JDP
  • 08-06-2009

Not Just For Girls

My wife wanted me to read this, and I really resisted for a while. Finally, I got the audiobook and started to listen. I didn't tell my wife for a while, because I was afraid to admit that, well, it was really good. I was really moved by the depth and tragedy of the main character, Angel (aka Sarah). I am not a fan of romance novels, westerns, or christian fiction, but this book will stick with me for a very long time. It is a very encouraging story, and will challenge you to rethink your place in life, your values, and the value of the people around you.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-04-2010

Best story of love and forgiveness ever!

This is with out a doubt the best book I have ever read! I read my sister in laws copy while I was laid up in hospital with my back and I could not put it down. So when I got home I downloaded it for my husband to listen to in the truck. It is the perfect love story reminding us not only of how commited and forgiving real love should be but most importantly reminds us of how God is so ever patient and forgiving of us though we repeatedly prostitute our selves to the world. Would recomend this bokk to every one!

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  • Meaghan Bynum
  • 02-08-2008

really awesome and amazing

I will go ahead and admit that I have not read this one yet, because of the fact that audible just put this title up yesterday; however, I bought this book for my mother when we were on vacation. My mother swore up and down that she hated to read. With this book however, she couldn't put it down. She finished it inthree days, and since then, has become a very avid reader. I've heard very similar stories from friends when this book is mentioned. Every person that I've discussed this book with has encouraged me to read it even the ones who say that they aren't big on reading. What I have read so far has been awesome! The narator is good, and I enjoy the story overall. I know without having finished this book that I will love it. If my mom loves it, anyone will.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 05-03-2010

"Sarah, my name is Sarah."

By far one of the most romantic love stories I've ever read. The trials that Sarah endures will make you want to jump into the book. But just when you think all hope is lost....here comes God's intervention...that takes Sarah/Angel through the unknowns of what love is truly about. What an awesome journey for many of the characters in this book. This story will touch your heart in so many ways.

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  • Diann
  • 17-07-2009

The Love of God

It's amazing to read an allegory that speaks so deeply of the love of God in life. What brought tears to my eyes was not the way the author worded her lines, but rather the truth that stood behind them.
If you want to see how much God loves in a parable, this is a beautiful one. If you want to see His grace and forgiveness in a story, listen here.
This book touched my soul. Not because it is a story that has never been told before, but because it is the oldest story ever told in a new way.
It is gospel written in the life of a young woman who needed Him.

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  • Andrew
  • 17-12-2008

fabulous

an uplifting wonderful story, i'm not a christian, but a realigous person and loved it and put me in high spirits. One of best books I've listened to on audio out of 30

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  • Conirush
  • 22-11-2008

Thank you

This book helped me remember that God Loves me regardless of my past. And how to accept love from others even though I might not think I deserve it. Wow! Moving, emotional, confirming and rejoiceful. Well crafted to bring out the true emotion of the relationship between us and the Father. Awesome and again thank you.

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  • Debbie
  • 05-11-2008

A Change of Heart

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this Audio Book. It didn't take long that I couldn't stop listening! My heart broke as I listened. Sarah's seemingly happy early childhood, the devastation about not being loved and wanted by someone she so much wanted to be loved by. The surrender she felt to a life that could get no better. The every day struggle of surviving the only way she thought she could.
I felt every emotion, stop breath anticipation, and finally joy for the way the Lord Moved in her life to bring her lasting contentment and Love. Though we may not see the purpose of what we are going thru, God has a plan for all that happens to us. Most of the time we have to go thru the deepest valley, to be able to climb to the highest mountain top.
I only found out about Francine Rivers thru a month or two ago thru a bookstore clerk who couldn't say enough good about her writing, which encouraged me to download this book. I am so thankful I did!
The short interview with Francine at the end was very uplifting. I just downloaded the next book "A Voice In The Wind" and can't wait to get started with it.
If you want a heart wrenching, uplifting book this is it!

30 of 33 people found this review helpful