Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Love Story Reflecting God's Heart for Israel

This Biblical fiction novel contains the story of God's prophet Hosea and his journey of obedience to God's voice.  God tells Hosea to marry a prostitute to exemplify to Israel God's love for them. Israel, God's chosen nation is prostituting themselves with other gods of the pagan nations around them. They have broken God's heart, but He still loves them. Can Hosea love his harlot wife as God loves his people?

Mesu Andrews is the author and an active speaker who has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep understanding and love for God's Word, Andrews brings the biblical world vividly alive for her readers

My Thoughts:
If you read my reviews often, you know I really like Biblical fiction. To me, the Scriptures just seem to come alive. Maybe it is because I love history. But a story like this, taken from the Bible and put into an every day setting, makes sense.  Mesu does an amazing job at describing Israel, the pagan gods, and what was going on in that time period.  She makes you think about your own relationship with God. Am  I allowing things to become more important than my relationship with God?  Do I realize how much He really loves me, and what He is willing to go through to rescue me? Hosea's relationship with his wife Gomer, is just one of the many examples of how much our Heavenly Father loves us. But this book also attests to the fact that our God is a just God and must discipline His people when they refuse to obey Him. As I usually do with a biblical fiction novel, I went back and read the story of Hosea and Gomer in the Bible.

Your Thoughts:
Have you read Hosea? What is your opinion on this story and God's love for us? Do you agree that God goes to incredible measures to demonstrate how much He cares for His people?

*I received this book from Revell Publishing for the purpose of review. I am only required to give my honest opinion.*

This book becomes available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 
Also available on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. I would love love to read this. Sounds so interesting.


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