Can God’s Love Save Anyone? Bestselling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush. The heroine, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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 Hosea 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 come 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 can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does…the One who will never let her go.
“Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don't weaken. Stand against the darkness, and love. That's the way back into Eden. That's the way back into life.”
Love the Lord your God, and love one another. Love one another as he loves. Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don’t weaken. Stand against the darkness, and love. That’s the way back into Eden. That’s the way back to life.Highlighted by 392 Kindle customers
Every blessing comes down from the Father, not in payment for good done, but as a gift.”Highlighted by 330 Kindle customers
“This is my God box,” she said. “When problems prey on my mind, I write them down, fold them up, and put them through the slot. Once they’re inside this box, they’re God’s problem and not mine.”Highlighted by 269 Kindle customers
“I learned a long time ago we’ve control of little in this world, Amanda. It doesn’t belong to us. It’s out of our hands. Like being born or being sold into prostitution at eight. All we can change is the way we think and the way we live.”Highlighted by 246 Kindle customers
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. PROVERBS 19 : 21Highlighted by 237 Kindle customers
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”Highlighted by 229 Kindle customers
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heaven. MILTONHighlighted by 211 Kindle customers
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself. PHILIPPIANS 2 : 3Highlighted by 188 Kindle customers
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible. MARCUS AURELIUSHighlighted by 178 Kindle customers
Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up. HOSEA 6 : 1Highlighted by 160 Kindle customers
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