Touched By Redeeming Love
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TOUCHED BY REDEEMING LOVE is an inspirational love story of an "Untouchable" lower caste boy, Gopi, and an upper caste girl, Sita, spanning from India to America. Like other Untouchables, Gopi was condemned to a life of servitude and forbidden from having a romantic relationship with any upper caste girls. Sita's brother, Ramu, surfaced as a foe and violently attacked Gopi due to the social taboo of his growing relationship with Sita and stripped him off his dignity. These repeated violent attacks served as a poignant reminder of how their budding romantic involvement was at odds with the manifestations of caste-based discrimination and untouchability. Gopi, raised Hindu, was transformed by the message he heard from a visiting American Pastor who converted him to the Christian faith. Although he was redeemed from his spiritual brokenness, Gopi realized that his social status in India was only changed from an "Untouchable Hindu" to an "Untouchable Christian." Persuaded by the egalitarian message of Christ, Gopi committed his life to become a preacher. The American Pastor, who converted him, educated him in California to become a pastor and loved him like his own son. While studying in America, Gopi and Sita suffered several devastating tragedies stemming from their inter-caste relationship; but their love endured. This is a timeless and boundless tale of enduring love and redemption that eluded, but finally found every character in this story.
A favorite Christian romance classic--a tragically wounded soul, the man called to marry her, and the only love that heals all--now available in a beautiful keepsake, linen-bound edition! California's Gold Country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hated alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, who obeys God's call to marry Angel and love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation until, despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband's pursuing love, terrified of the truth she can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does . . . the One who will never let her go. Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide.
A powerful six-week study, revealing life-changing Bible truths, to the classic bestselling novel Redeeming Love. Redeeming Love: The Companion Study offers longtime fans as well as readers new to the Christian romance classic a meaningful way to explore the book's message and go deeper into the story's Biblical ties. This six-week study, with three segments per week, explores Angel and Michael's iconic story as a metaphor for the love relationship between God and those He is yearning to reach. Using excerpts from the novel and quotes from Scripture, Francine walks readers through Angel's healing journey, showing how her unworthiness, fear, and emptiness are ultimately exchanged for the fullness of knowing God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Each week also includes an essay from Francine tied to her personal journey of writing and then living with Redeeming Love. Redeeming Love: The Companion Study is an ideal resource for churches or ministries as a dynamic group study, as well as for individuals looking to connect more profoundly with Angel's path to knowing the One who loves her and will never let her go.
My name is Odufa, Once upon a time I was just an ugly girl no one cared about,An ordinary fat girl who wanted to be like the other girlsThen my father ripped off my skirt and violated me, I became uglier.He didn't stop, he had me at will,My mother didn't care, she drank too much.My sister was not better than I There was a cousin who wanted sex when I wanted love.I became a woman,My baby was killedI wanted revenge ...at least kill someone too.I wanted to kill all the men who made me ugly...Then I found true Love...I could not see Him but He touched me,He wrapped me in His warm embrace and whispered to me, "You are not alone, I am with you."Everything change,A new me, another meThis is my story...
From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece—and “one of [Christian fiction’s] most honored and talented writers” (Library Journal)—comes a heart-wrenching but uplifting story about a highly controversial topic. Dynah Carey knew where her life was headed. Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God—she has it all. Then the unthinkable happens: Dynah’s perfect life is irrevocably changed by a rape that results in an unwanted pregnancy. Her family is torn apart and her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life: to embrace or to end the life within her. This is ultimately a tale of three women, as Dynah’s plight forces both her mother and her grandmother to confront the choices they made. Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to a widely debated topic.
This classic series has inspired nearly two million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. Books in this latest edition include a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #1 A Voice in the Wind: Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome. #2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. #3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . but his life is about to change forever.
When gladiator Atretes locates his missing son, his plans to return to Germania are upset by Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby and who will fight to keep the child she loves.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • A story of love that won't let go—no matter what! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!
A “heart-wrenching and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. Can you miss something you never had? Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee’s decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future. Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric’s struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants so desperately to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her. A “heart-wrenching and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.