Amazing! You will never look at this Bible story in the same way! My heart broke for Hosea and Gomer both, but more for Hosea. Here is a devout man of God, instructed to do something so foreign to him, all to show a nation how much God loves them. Mesu Andrews, tops my list of favorite authors of Biblical fiction. She just has a skill that brings the Bible to life. You will feel transported to Israel. You will live this story. This is a book you MUST read! Be sure to watch the book trailer posted below, it will hook you! Great book, awesome storytelling, wonderful writing 5 stars.
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Available March 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing.
Love in a Broken Vessel
By Mesu Andrews
Combining in-depth research and masterful storytelling, Mesu Andrews brings to life a complex and fascinating biblical story of the power of love and forgiveness in the face of utter betrayal.
Hosea has been charged by God with a difficult task--marry a prostitute in order to show God's people the nature and depth of his love for Israel. When Hosea goes to Israel to proclaim God's message, the prostitute God tells him to marry turns out to be his childhood friend Gomer. He finds her broken and abused, unwilling to trust Hosea or his God. But when marrying Hosea becomes her only choice, Gomer does what she's good at--she survives. Can Hosea's love for God and God's love for Israel heal Gomer's broken spirit?
Mesu Andrews is the author of Love Amid the Ashes and Love's Sacred Song. She is 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. She lives in Washington.