Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Season Of Reading - Redeeming Love

As you faithful readers know, I rarely finish books, but I am taking this new season of reading VERY seriously.  In the last two weeks I completed Redeeming love.  Trust me, it’s a big deal for me to finish a book that quickly!  Especially a 500 pager J

This book took me by surprise, and really swept me up.  It is essentially the story of Hosea, which feels like a blip in the Bible.  God calls a man of God to marry a prostitute and devote his life to teaching her the rightful place of sex in a relationship and how it changes when it is for love, amoung many other things about life and hard work and devotion and honesty and openness. 

This book is gripping because it gets inside the head of a woman who truly believes she is not good enough for such a wonderful man.  And inside the head of a man who does all he can to address her insecurities, but he must learn to let God be the one she worships and the one who saves her.   Some of it was hard for me to read, but this industry of prostitution and overtly repulsive behavior exists and takes captive thousands of women and girls every year.  It is something that is harshly addressed and difficult to get past, but in order to see the redemption in the story you must press through it all.

It is impossible not to fall in love with Michael.  He really exudes a man of God and takes everything to Him first, without faltering.  What a beautiful story of love and redemption and wrapping your heart up in God.  I would highly recommend this book for men and women alike.  While I think it caters to women, it may help men understand the intricate thought process behind women’s decisions and the complete and utter confusion we feel when it comes to the facets we consider in everything.  Women should read to understand that they are worth it all and they need to break down their walls and see themselves are the bride of Christ.  Both viewpoints are extremely important for both genders to understand.  This book will help my relationship with Bill tremendously, and I do not have a sotyr anything like this.

Read it. 
Learn from it. 
Soak up other things and let me know what you think. 
I would LOVE to hear everyone’s thoughts on this beautiful story. 

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