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Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
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Mar 16, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: all-time-favorite
Recommended to Jan by: Found at library
Recommended for: Adults only
Read in August, 2007

** spoiler alert ** Before I read the book, I thought the title was hokey-sounding. The title is literally what it says. I was crying at the end of the book - and several times before then - including when Angel got up and sang the song she'd learned. Warning: This is a Christian book - but the inside cover says it's a PG-13 book and it really is. That said, after reading a library copy, I purchased the book myself and have read it several times. I loved the way the names of Angel came full circle. Didn't see it coming at the end. Some of her choices killed me, but I understood that she found herself and God before she could truly give herself to Michael. One of the great themes of the book - no one can save us - only God - though others can be incredibly instrumental - and we must do our part. There are a ton of other themes I could discuss including the hypocrisy of Michael's brother-in-law - the same that can exist today - why can a man be immoral and only the woman take the heat? One other thing - if Angel had been rescued by Michael and had changed quickly, I would have never believed it - THEN it would have been your typical romance novel. I've been afraid to recommend it because it is a little rough, but the two friends I've shared it with have not only absolutely loved it, but have shared it with others, so...
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