Saturday, March 16, 2013

What I'm Reading - Love In A Broken Vessel

My Thoughts

Love in a Broken Vessel is a heartbreaking yet beautiful love story. Mesu Andrews shares the fictionalized story of Bible characters Hosea and Gomer and I absolutely loved it. From the first page to the last one I was drawn into their lives.

Hosea is a prophet who God tells to marry a prostitute. He had no idea that prostitute would be his childhood friend, Gomer. God wanted him to marry her to be a reflection of His love for Israel. Gomer marries him reluctantly, but rejects and runs from Hosea's love over and over again. It is only when Hosea takes her out to a place and leaves her alone that she not only learns to trust in his love, but  she also learns to trust in God's love. 

This is a beautiful story of heartbreak and redemption. It is the reflection of God's love for us. His unconditional love that assures us that He is always with us and will never leave us. 

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About the Book

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?

About the Author

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. 

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds like the story was used to make a great point, and it sounds like you enjoyed reading it. :)

    I'm visiting today from the Weekend Harvest hop. :)


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