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About Redeeming Love
“A literary masterpiece, reminding us that God’s love is unconditional.”—Debbie Macomber
California’s gold country, 1850. 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 as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does . . . the One who will never let her go.
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
“Redeeming Love is a literary masterpiece, reminding us that God’s love is unconditional. I read it twenty years ago, and even now the story reverberates in my mind. I knew then this book would be a classic . . . and it is.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
“Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction.”—Publishers Weekly
“A splendid piece of work exploring both physical love and a love of God. There is not one false note in this wonderful novel. . . . Very highly recommended.”—Library Journal
“I first read Redeeming Love at a time when I wasn’t sure whether God was calling me to write Christian fiction. Francine’s story changed my life and touched my heart. At the end of the book, I dropped to my knees and promised God I would always write for him. Redeeming Love has a special way of infusing the great and indescribable love of God straight into the heart of the reader. It’s a must read for anyone longing for the love of our Father.”—Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author of Unlocked, the Bailey Flanigan series, and Coming Home
“Simply put, Redeeming Love is the most powerful work of fiction you will ever read. Steeped in Scripture and filled with grace, it is a masterpiece that moves beyond allegory to touch the reader at the deepest level where faith is born. Michael Hosea is the consummate hero; Angel, in one way or another, is every woman who has ever lived without love. You cannot read this book and not be changed.”—New York Times bestselling author Liz Curtis Higgs
“My heart and soul were profoundly moved when I read this story twenty years ago, and time has not diminished the effect of this book. Redeeming Love deserves to be the classic it is. Stories that demonstrate the depth and perseverance of God’s love only grow more precious with time.”—New York Times bestselling author Angela Hunt
About Francine RiversNew York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and The Masterpiece, and her books have been translated into more than thirty different languages.
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Sneak PeekRead the first few chapters of Redeeming Love. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • A Story of Love That Won't Let Go—No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. 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 as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!
Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chelsea Woodward, Publicist
By Francine Rivers
On Sale 10/13/20
With Millions of Copies Sold Worldwide, Beloved Novel Redeeming Love Gets New Spin-Off Book Products Ahead of 2021 Film Adaptation
Redeeming Love by New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has become a timeless classic with its unforgettable romance and powerful gospel message.
In response to the novel’s ever-growing fanbase after nearly 30 years in print in nearly 30 languages, Multnomah is releasing three new Redeeming Love products Oct. 13, 2020: (1) a Redeeming Love keepsake edition, (2) A Path to Redeeming Love: A Forty-Day Devotional, and (3) Redeeming Love: The Companion Study.
Longtime fans and new readers will get the chance to dive deep into this iconic love story and its biblical roots before it comes to the big screen next year. They will also get an intimate look into Rivers’ faith journey, hard-earned wisdom, and inspiration behind the bestselling novel.
“Hosea’s story in the Bible had a great deal to do with my decision to give my life to Jesus Christ,” writes Rivers. “I’d been writing love stories for almost ten years and realized how much deeper God’s love is for us than what we read in romance novels or see in romantic movies… While studying the book of Hosea, I felt the Lord nudging me to write His love story.”
The keepsake edition is a stunning collectible repackage of the original Redeeming Love novel, which was inspired by the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea. Set against the romantic backdrop of the historic California Gold Rush, this literary masterpiece details a broken woman’s journey through betrayal, hatred, unworthiness, and fear—and poignantly reveals how the determined love of a faithful man leads her to the One who loves her even more…the God whose unconditional love has the power to redeem the darkest of stories, including hers.
A Path to Redeeming Love, written with Karin Stock Buursma, is a one-of-a-kind devotional that invites readers to revisit the story of Angel and Michael and further explore the novel’s key themes: Rejected, Resigned, Rescued, Redeemed, Reconciled, and Restored. Each of these six themes begins with a personal essay from Rivers, reflecting on their significance in her own life as well as those of her characters. The daily devotions draw on excerpts from the novel and from Scripture, and prompt readers to reflect through Bible study, prayer, and journaling. A meaningful devotional with depth and heart, this book is a perfect companion to Redeeming Love for its many fans.
Redeeming Love: The Companion Study, written with New York Times bestselling author Angela Hunt, is a six-week study that offers readers a meaningful way to go deeper into the novel’s biblical ties. It explores Angel and Michael’s story as a metaphor for the love relationship between God and those He yearns to reach. Rivers unpacks this metaphor and the novel’s eternal message through personal reflections, key excerpts detailing Angel’s healing journey, and Bible study lessons that creatively blend story and Scripture. Perfect for both individual reflection and group discussion, this study will draw readers deeper into the life-transforming love celebrated in Redeeming Love.
In an interview, Francine can speak to:
· Her personal testimony, including her family challenges such as near-divorce, and how her own redemption story is similar to Angel’s
· Her experience with writer’s block and how it resulted in the writing of Redeeming Love
· Redeeming Love’s role in raising awareness of sex trafficking and abuse
· Key takeaways from Redeeming Love, including the call to not let the mistakes or hurts in readers’ pasts hold them captive
· Her experience turning the novel into a screenplay for the feature film
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and The Masterpiece, and her books have been translated into more than 30 different languages. She's been featured in Christianity Today, Today's Christian Living, CBN.com, and many other outlets. For more information, visit www.FrancineRivers.com.
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By Francine Rivers
A Multnomah Hardcover | On Sale October 13, 2020
ISBN: 9780593193013 | e-ISBN: 9781601422880
A Path to Redeeming Love: A Forty Day Devotional
By Francine Rivers; As told to Karin Stock Buursma
A Multnomah Hardcover | On Sale October 13, 2020
ISBN: 9780525654346 | e-ISBN: 9780525654353
Redeeming Love: The Companion Study
By Francine Rivers; As told to Angela Hunt
A Multnomah Trade Paperback | On Sale October 13, 2020
ISBN: 9780525654360 | e-ISBN: 9780525654377
SUGGESTED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
1. Redeeming Love has become a phenomenon over the last 30 years with many calling it a “literary masterpiece.” What inspired you to tell this story? Did you ever imagine it becoming so popular?
2. A Multnomah survey determined that 57% of the surveyed readers have given Redeeming Love as a gift. What do you think it is about this story that so many people want to share?
3. How did you dream up the main characters, Michael and Angel?
4. You write that “we all share the essence” of Angel’s journey. What has that looked like in your own life?
5. What do you mean when you say that Redeeming Love is your statement of faith?
6. You’ve shared that you struggled for quite a while with writer’s block before writing Redeeming Love. What was that time like? How did it lead to Redeeming Love?
7. How have you seen God minister to people through Redeeming Love? What has that looked like specifically for victims of human trafficking and abuse?
8. What was it like writing the devotional with Karin Stock Buursma and the companion study with Angela Hunt?
9. Did you learn anything unexpected while writing the devotional and companion study?
10. What’s the one thing you hope readers take away from these new Redeeming Love products?
11. The film adaptation of Redeeming Love is releasing next year. Can you tell us a bit about that and what it was like writing the screenplay?
12. If you could give one piece of advice to new writers, what would it be and why?
13. What are you currently reading?
14. One more question just for fun—can you tell us about your new puppy, Ranger?