Saturday, March 16, 2013

Love in a Broken Vessel, a review

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?

With her potent combination of 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.

A story, as vivid and pure as it is in the Bible, that will touch your heart and meet you where you are. This is Mesu Andrew's Love in a Broken Vessel. It's full of a fresh insight, a dynamic view of God's unfailing love for us. Heartbreaking- the way Hosea's wife delivers betrayal time and time again. Craftmanship- a weaving of new words and history. Redeeming- perhaps such a unique reading it will touch your heart in new ways, to see more parts clearly. Mesu defines Hosea so perfectly from the pages of her own story....I loved her clear characterization of him. So believable! Hosea continuous love for Gomer, and forgiveness upon forgiveness is penned throughout Andrew's book as well.

Thank you to Revell for the complimentary review copy!

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