May is upon us! School will be out soon! That means graduation parties, days by the pool, and doing a little more of whatever we want! With that in mind, our May Book Brigade book will be a historical fiction book that we are doing just for fun–Francine River’s Redeeming Love. It’s a wildly popular one that I have never read, but want to check out. Join me for some fun and share your thoughts!
Redeeming Love is set in 1850 in the heart of California’s Gold Country. Angel is a prostitute who begins to fall for a Christian man who takes her as his bride. He teaches her about how to rely on God for healing, but there are ups and downs. Her husband listens to God and remains faithful, teaching us all a lesson about forgiveness and restoration.
Sound familiar? This story is an allegory of Gomer and Hosea. We will coordinate our book fun with a study of Hosea as well. I’ve been in church my whole life, but this still isn’t a story I know well. I am looking forward to learning more about it. I hope you are too!
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods…” Hosea 3:1 ESV
Book Brigade Schedule
For the month of May, I am going to keep our Book Brigade fun on Tuesday nights at 8pm CST @MinivanMin as I have in the past. Look for a change of time coming in June and July. We will move to an earlier time those months. I want you to get out and enjoy those last hours of sunshine in the evenings!
This book has not disappointed! I have had several late nights because I could not put the book down!
May 3 Introduction–Overview of the Book and Hosea
May 10–Chapters 1-11
May 17–Chapters 12-15
May 24–Chapters 16-25
May 31–Chapters 26-The End
What is on your summer reading list? What do you like to read just for fun?
See you on Periscope Tuesday at 8pm CST @MininvanMin!
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