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Why would our default assumption be that this person is heartless and mean as opposed to having a good heart? As Angel falls in love with Michael, she becomes convinced that he will be happier married to someone else who can have children, leading her to leave him once more. There, in a moment of desperation, she regains the faith she lost after her mother's death and tells the audience about Duke's sexual trafficking of young girls. That is not in line with Scripture, where God does not love with an everlasting love those who deny Him.
There is a case of insta-love (as dictated by Jesus) and God saving a woman from a life of despair and prostitution.Afraid to trust him, she runs away at her first opportunity, but Michael finds her and convinces her to come home. He definitely had a happier ending than what most would think he deserved but I guess no one is beyond redemption. When he finds out what she is, he throws a mini-hissy before pulling up his britches and delivering Angel the news. When Angel sees Miriam talking with Michael, she assumes that they have feelings for one another and jumps to the conclusion that they would make a much better couple than she and Michael.
He [God] will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. The book is categorized as Contemporary Christian Fiction as it’s based on the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer. She's empty in a different way in that she seems like a self-contained unit piloting her way through the novel, going whichever way she is steered by the various characters. The international bestselling novel—starring Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Nina Dobrev, with Logan Marshall Green and Eric Dane, special appearance by Famke Janssen. However, he is met by the singing stranger from the crowd, who threatens to have Duke hanged if he lays a single finger on Angel.A lot of romcoms push the assumption that Person A can love Person B so much that it doesn't really matter that Person B doesn't love Person A. On one of her walks, Michael Hosea sees Angel and hears God tell him that this is the woman he is destined to marry. Another aspect of the book that I found fascinating is how Angel struggles to decipher if Michael is her captor, Savoir, God, or husband. They go back and forth a bit, she leaves him three times and bangs his brother, Paul, on the side of the road.
She surprises him in the field where he is working, kneeling at his feet and crying, grieved to see the profound effect losing her had on him. I mean, if my brother banged my wife, I think this would warrant, bare minimum, a heated discussion over a dinner that I don't even finish because I'm too busy being mad at my brother and wife equally. My heart broke when her back-story was revealed, and I read about how she was betrayed, destroyed and used.The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association awarded Redeeming Love the ECPA Gold Book award, an award that recognizes books that have sold 500,000 copies, in 2005 and the ECPA Platinum Book Award, which is presented to books that have sold one million copies, in 2009. The theme of the story is based on the Book of Hosea from the Bible, where God told the prophet, Hosea to marry a prostitute.
Angel is to be presented to a crowd of men, and she begins to wrestle in her mind and cries out to God internally. I am not religious, so my review of this inspirational romance will be coming from the perspective of a secular reader. My heart and soul were profoundly shaken as I realized anew the lessons portrayed through the stories of Hosea and Gomer, Michael and Angel.And sure, even though Angel couldn't have children, she ended up having them because I guess God reversed whatever that "doctor" did to her to make sure she never got pregnant again. so when Michael attempts to show her an honest life, she is untrusting and feels unworthy to receive it. Besides, there's over a thousand reviews of this book on GR (hard to believe--I must have been one of the few people who haven't read this book)! She begins to work with prostitutes by helping them leave their old ways and learning new abilities that might help them make a living. Michael and Angel/Sarah were wonderful characters and their love was epic but somewhere around 78 percent the story went pretty preachy for my tastes.