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Subject: redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Date Posted: 6/19/2007 5:14 PM ET
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Has anyone read this book?  I got it from a lady i work with and i never deny free books.  I wanted to know if it would be worth reading.

 

Thanks

Date Posted: 6/19/2007 5:17 PM ET
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Definitely worth your time!  I know it's an all-time favorite for me, and I also know I've heard nothing but good reviews from others, so I know I'm not alone.  I should go re-read my copy too :-)

Date Posted: 6/19/2007 7:17 PM ET
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Hi, I am new to the book club but been a Christian for quite a long time now.  Never read much but non-fiction stuff until I read Redeeming Love about a year ago.  Now I am a Francine Rivers addict I think!  I have read many of them - working on the Mark of the Lion series currently.  But Redeeming Love was just incredible - awakens every emotion you have I think.  And ultimately such a sweet, sweet story that retells an old old story from the Bible, but set in the early west migration here in the US.  I am sure you will love it!  Every one of Francine Winters books are so different but each has a message of faith in it for you and lots of truth.  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 6/19/2007 11:50 PM ET
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Redeeming Love was my first of hers too...now I'm addicted as well.  Have all of her books now, I think.  They are in my permanent collection.  

Date Posted: 6/20/2007 6:40 AM ET
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Excellent book!  I thought it would take me forever to read since it was so long but once I got started I couldn't put it down.  I read it in a little over a day!

Date Posted: 6/22/2007 6:35 PM ET
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The Women's group at our church made this the BOok of the Month back in April and everyone has been talking about it and swapping and buying up her books.  Redeeming Love is on my wish list.   I haven't gotten it yet. My TBR pile is already high. :)

 

 

Date Posted: 7/6/2007 11:18 PM ET
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I loved Redeeming Love ... I"m starting a Christian-themed Book Club and this is one we're going to put forward to choose from.

Date Posted: 7/8/2007 1:23 AM ET
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I loved Redeeming Love. It was amazing, just amazing. I told everyone I knew about it, and my in laws both read it and loved it, too, even my FIL. I like Francine Rivers' historical books better then her contemporaries, but all of her books are good. :-)

Date Posted: 7/16/2007 9:57 AM ET
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Can anyone recommned books similar to Redeeming Love? I love hist. fiction books without all detailed sexual content. I know someone posted this Q on another forum,( i think hidden gems) but I also loved the Christian theme. Any ideas? I have read almost all of Janette Oke and Lori Wick's books, but maybe i will have to start recollecting them again to read.

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 9:06 AM ET
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I just ordered this book thanks for the recommendation, I am really looking forward to reading it...

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 12:09 PM ET
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Megan,

have you read teh rest of Francine Rivers books?  She has several that are really really good.  Another writer I like is Lynn Austin.  FANTASTIC!  :)  She has several great books that are easy to read. 

When I was on bedrest with my oldest DS, I read alot of Lauraine Snelling....her Red River of the North series is wonderful historical fiction.  I would highly recommend it....I have been working on getting that complete set in my home library.

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 9:59 PM ET
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Amanda, oh thanks i am looking up right now! btw i love the beaver avatar you have it's so cute

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:00 PM ET
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Leota's Garden

Atonement Child

The Priest

of these 3 which do you recommend?

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 12:18 PM ET
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Thanks Megan....it's my boys..they were goofing around one day when I was taking pics for my ebay stuff. 

Of those three books, I would recommend Atonement Child.  Absolutely awesome...dealing with a topic that isn't directly dealt with in Christian circles.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 9:59 PM ET
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I usually don't read historical fiction but was recently given this book and decided to try it.  Its one of my all time favorites now.

Date Posted: 7/31/2007 10:45 PM ET
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I have read this book so many times I had to buy a new copy...I love the story and the love and redemption part of the book!

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 5:48 PM ET
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Hi!

My current favorite is And the Shofar Blew (Francine Rivers). It was an amazing book, an interesting commentary on the sad state of the comfy American church.  It really makes you think about how we do - and should -  be defining a "successful" church.

I also REALLY love all historical fiction by Jack Cavanaugh.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 5:07 PM ET
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Wonderful book ! I loved it and one of my all time favorites! Have read several of hers that are really great.

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 8/9/07 5:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2007 11:51 AM ET
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Wow I just read redeeming love what an awesome book!!! I coudln't even put it down.. I felt myself feeling the characters pain and was really sad when I finished reading it.  I cried and laughed and just really felt like I was right in the middle of the book.  Spritually it was also incrediable because it really started making me think about what Christ did for me and I am just like the girl in the book continuously sinning, but God is just like MIchael always standing there waiting and in pain wanting me to return to him.. I would highly recommend this book to everyone you must read it.. Very incrediable book...

 

Have a great day

God Bless

carey