One of my favorite books is by one of my favorite writers, Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. I have read this book several times. This story is a modern day story of the book of Hosea in the Bible.
If you know the story of Hosea, Hosea (his name meaning Salvation) was a prophet who was instructed by God to marry a prostitute named Gomer. This was during a time of prosperity of a nation, but inwardly the nation was on a moral decline. Throughout the marriage, Gomer kept running back to prostitution and God kept telling Hosea to go rescue his wife. As you can imagine, this was not an easy marriage for Hosea. But, God used this as an example of His love for a wayward people. It mirrors Gods call for repentance to come back to their only salvation.
I suppose one of the reasons I…
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