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A Path to Redeeming Love

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This is a devotional and companion to the novel, Redeeming Love, one of my all time favorite books and the basis for a movie coming out in 2021. Redeeming Love is based on the Book of Hosea in the Bible, and shows how God used Hosea to reach out to Gomer, his unfaithful wife, and show her his unconditional love, as God loves us. The forty day devotional is an uplifting and wonderful reminder of how God's love redeems us regardless of our imperfect sinful self. The author takes scenes from the novel and goes further with an explanation and application for our life. There are many great life lessons in the book with the main theme of how His love transforms us when we return His love and love others as He loves us. After reading the devotional, I realize that I need to go back and read the novel and to get the full benefit from the devotional, I recommend reading the novel first.
I received a complimentary ARC from WaterBrook and Multnomah through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine only.
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If you’ve read Redeeming Love, A Path to Redeeming Love is the perfect companion to read along with it or on your own. France Rivers breaks down the story into a 40 day devotional and gives it a deeper meaning. 

I graciously received an advance e-copy from Netgalley for review.
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If you have read "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers and wondered what she felt and intended when she wrote the book, you now have the opportunity to experience those things in her new offering, "A Path to Redeeming Love: A 40-Day Devotional." Be inspired as you read her thoughts and follow cues to discover your own path towards a richer relationship with the one true, loving God. Pray, study, read, and record your own thoughts as you delve deeper into this classic favorite. 

I received a complimentary e-copy through NetGalley and was not required to write a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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This devotional is based on the novel "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. Having said that, you don't need to read the book beforehand to understand it and enjoy it. It is a 40 day plan. The writer not only draws on the novel but also on her personal experiences and especially on passages from the Bible. Topics like grace, redemption, and forgiveness are mentioned. The book is like a small journey in a person's life, towards Jesus and his redeeming love. At the end of each chapter there are questions and quotes that make you ponder.
I would recommend that this devotional be translated into Spanish. Since it is a devotional that will instill in the person a strong passion to know God and experience his Redeeming Love.


Este devocional está basado en la novela “Amor redentor” de Francine Rivers. Habiendo dicho esto, no necesitas leer el libro de antemano para entenderlo y disfrutarlo. Es un plan de 40 días. La escritora no solamente se basa en la novela sino también en sus experiencias personales y sobre todo en pasajes de la Biblia. Temas como la gracia, redención y perdón son mencionados. El libro es como un pequeño viaje de la vida de una persona, hacia Jesus y su amor redentor. Al final de cada capítulo hay preguntas y citas que te hacen meditar. 
Recomendaria que este devocional fuera traducido al español. Ya que es un devocional que infundirá  en la persona una fuerte pasión por conocer a Dios y experimentar su Amor Redentor.

I received this ebook from NetGalley for review. All opinions expressed are completely my own. 
Recibí este libro electrónico de NetGalley para su revisión. Todas las opiniones expresadas son completamente mías.
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I was so grateful that I got to review this. My relationship with FR books go way back. Her writing, her stories, and her examples of God’s mercy and grace are forever apart of me She played a huge part in my foundational understanding of the relationship that God wants with me. 
I grew up in L.A. and that might sound exciting but trust me, it wasn’t. I’ll only say that I had parents that knew each other only weeks and “had” to get married because abortion clinic were illegal at the time. My father is and was emotionally unavailable and my mother was and is still an addict. My parents are not Christians. 
My story was so similar to Redeeming Love, and I cried a lot while reading it. It was hard to read at times, but I couldn’t stop. 
That’s why this devotional means so much to me. It felt like a healthy support group. A group that knew my ugly past and on going struggles. No judgement only peaceful reflection. A redirect, refocus on how God still longs for me to walk with Him. 
I would suggest you read Redeeming Love, but if you haven’t, I still think you’ll understand everything being shared. I loved the scripture and meditation part at the end of each day. 
If you aren’t use to setting time aside for God then this is a perfect starting point. You will get so much out of it if you’re willing. 
I highly recommend this. It will offer safety and it will draw you out of your struggles into the light. 
I’m not going to say anymore. I’m leaving part of the intro here below. I hope you love this devotional as much as I did. 

This is just a part of it.....

“He is faithful, trustworthy, and the lover of our souls, offering us a marriage consummated by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When we say yes to Jesus, we are in Christ, sealed and secure no matter what happens. He will never lose us.... The devotions are grounded in Scripture because we want to continually point you back to God’s Word. It is our best source of truth about what God is really like and how He wants to interact with His people. We too often feel rejected, believing no one can love us for who we are.......Our past hurts, along with a distorted understanding of God, can hold us back from fully embracing His love and believing that He can redeem the hard things in our lives. Our prayer is that when you finish reading this book, you’ll be able to see more clearly who God is and how He is calling you to be restored in Him.”
~Francine Rivers 


Thank you NETGALLEY and the publisher for this ARC, in exchange for my honest review. ♥️
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Even though it’s been many years since I’ve read Redeeming Love, it’s a story that has stayed with me. I still find myself thinking about it from time to time and comparing other books to it. I was looking for a new daily devotional when I came across A Path to Redeeming Love and it felt like an obvious choice.

I usually prefer devotionals that involve a little more study – scriptures to look up, questions to answer, etc. While this devotional didn’t have as much as that, it was longer than a lot of other one verse/one page ones I’ve tried and I liked that. Each day starts with an excerpt from Redeeming Love, which is then analyzed in respect to the theme of the day’s lesson. It goes deeper than the book, though, and the lesson digs into several passages of scripture. The verses are all included in the text, but I also liked to look them up separately for more context. Each day ends with a small assignment – memorize a verse, meditate/pray on a subject, reach out to someone who has been an important part of your spiritual journey, etc.

I really enjoyed the devotional. I loved the passages of Redeeming Love and it has really made me want to re-read the book. While the story is obviously a romance, it’s also a parable of God’s love. Rivers mentions that she has received many responses from readers about how they wish they could find a man to love them like Michael loves Angel and she tells them that they can. The selfless, sacrificial way he loves her is the same way that God loves us. I found the daily installments easy to read and understand and often relatable. I definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for new devotional, especially if you were a fan of the book. I’m going to be buying a copy of the devotional for my mother, who is the one who introduced me to Redeeming Love.

Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars
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“A Path to Redeeming Love” is a forty day devotional book by Francine Rivers and Karen Stock Buursma. I was excited to read this book asI had just finished a reread of the amazing allegorical “Redeeming Love” after first reading it fourteen years previously. This wonderful book is a retelling of the biblical story of Job set in California during the gold rush. 

Looking forward to the movie that will release in 2021, this devotional book and separate companion bible study will both be out October 13, 2020. This book is divided into the following categories: Rejected, resigned, rescued, redeemed, reconciled, and restored. Each day follows a snippet of the “Redeeming Love” story as Angel/Sarah progresses through her story under one of these categories and gives a short applicable lesson with bible verses. We start with longing for approval where Sarah is a child seeking her absentee father’s approval with the anecdote being that only God’s approval is important because He made us. We almost poetically end with Sarah/Angel’s final acceptance of God, Michael Hosea, her husband and her worthiness despite all the hardships and mistakes she made in her life. I recommend trying to read one daily devotional a day or at most two a day if a day is missed as each devotion is separate but progresses through Angel’s story. It would not be a book to skip around based on topics and more enjoyment would come after reading the novel or completing a reread to refresh the mind of all the details in the story. 

I absolutely recommend this book with a four out of five star rating and want to thank WaterBrook &Multnomah Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with a review copy. This means a lot since this is the first review book and review that i have made in several years. 

GoodReads review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3551776840?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
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A Path to Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is a forty-day devotional with the themes from the book Redeeming Love: rejection, resignation, rescue, redemption, reconciliation, and restoration. This devotional is such a gift. It is a pleasure to read bible verses along with stories from the author in a quiet, reflective time each day. The prompts for bible study, prayer, and mission work helped me to talk with others about this amazing resource for getting closer to God. The six week I took to really get into this book and journal the lessons was wonderful.

***** I received an ARC from NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my honest review. *****
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A beautifully written devotional inspired by my favorite book, Redeeming Love. Each devotion take about five minutes. 

Thank you WaterBrook & Multnomah via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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When I read Redeeming Love the first time (November 1991), I remember wishing I could write something as beautiful and life-changing. A Path to Redeeming Love is a wonderful companion piece to the novel. While fans of the novel may enjoy it the most, I believe even those unfamiliar with the story of Angel and Michael will be moved by these devotional entries. There is a lot of depth and Scriptural truth in every entry. I will return to this devotional again. Highly recommended.
—Robin Lee Hatcher, author of The Forgiving Hour and the Legacy of Faith series
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This is a beautifully written devotional that takes about 5 minutes to read. A wonderful way to start or end your day. Thank you WaterBrook & Multnomah via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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A Path to Redeeming Love is a wonderful devotional that includes snippets from the book Redeeming Love with scripture to delve into and inspire. I have thoroughly enjoyed this and I highly recommend. 
*I was given a copy by the publisher and this is my honest opinion.
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OHHHHH! this book is so, so good. I can literally squeal every time I pick it up and read it. It's the best! Francine Rivers does this thing with her writing where you just forget the world around you and the book is the only thing in the world that exists. I am so grateful for getting the chance to read this book. I have loved every single book that she has written and will ALWAYS suggest friends and family to read her books and this new one is a definite must!!!!
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A Path to Redeeming Love
A Forty-Day Devotional
by Francine Rivers
WaterBrook & Multnomah
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Pub Date 13 Oct 2020   |   Archive Date 31 Jan 2021

We don't purchase devotionals at our library but several of our patrons love the book this devotion is based on. Redeeming Love. I really enjoyed this 40 day devotional.  Thanks to NetGalley and WAterBrook & Multnomah for the ARC.
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From the moment I first read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers more than twenty years ago, it has been a favorite book. When I heard that the book was being made into a movie, I was over the moon! How exciting! Of course, I'm incredibly curious regarding how it will be done considering the nature and the details within the book. I am sure it will be handled with delicacy and good taste. In researching the movie, I discovered that Rivers had written a 40-day devotional to go with the original book! The fact that I have been blessed with an advance copy to read and review added to my original excitement. I know a lot of women who have read Redeeming Love who fell in love with it and who are looking forward to the movie. When they find out that a devotional is available as well, they, too, will be excited.

The best part is that the devotional is well worth reading. Each devotion begins with a short passage from the book itself and then a brief discussion that helps the reader see the Biblical context. Each day's devotion can be read in approximately 5 minutes. The best part is that I want to read the book again, which I feel is a part of the point of the devotional--and movie. I will certainly re-read Redeeming Love with great pleasure!
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I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I am not someone who normally does devotionals. I listen to the Bible on the Youversion App and listen to a Bible in a Year plan. I've occasionally done devotionals on the App, but I prefer to listen to the straight Word of God.

However, this book intrigued me. A friend of mine recently posted about Redeeming Love, the novel by Francine Rivers, and attributed it to her love of Historical Christian Romance. When I saw this as an option for review, I decided to take a chance on it.

It is a beautifully written and powerful 40-day devotional about how broken we are as humans and how powerful the redeeming love of God is. Each day begins with an excerpt of the book Redeeming Love. Personally, I have not read the novel, but I am now intrigued. I recently used a credit on Audible to get the audiobook.

Each day focuses on life changing ideals such as "Learning to Surrender," "A God who Fights for Us," "Listening to the Right Voice," "Learning What Love Is," "Building Faith Through Prayer," "The Fruit of Suffering," "Seeing Jesus," "Making Sense of the Past," and "Freedom in Forgiveness." These truths, and more, are explored through the narrative of Redeeming Love and the truth of the Bible mixed with experiences and prose by the authors.

A beautiful read and reflection based in Biblical Truth, A Path to Redeeming Love reveals the truth about agape love: the highest form of love.

A Path to Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers with Karin Stock Buursma. ISBN-13: 978-0525654346. 224 pages. Multnomah (October 13, 2020).
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Redeeming Love was my hook into Inspirational fiction, and I devoured it a as a new Christian. There were so many parallel truths to Scripture that I found myself often thinking about the power of the message it conveyed. Now, over twenty years later, I still think about the beauty of the story and am delighted that there’s now a companion devotional to guide the six main themes so eloquently penned in this classic. I love that the entries are shared directly from Francine Rivers’s heart as they share so much insight. Designed as a forty-day devotional, I couldn’t put it down in my first read through. Now, I am enjoying the slower pace of savoring each day, one at a time. Highly recommended for all fans of Redeeming Love, old and new alike!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own and freely given.
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This devotional was an amazing help in my life. I highly recommend this to any woman whether single or with a family and in any walk of life.
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A Path to Redeeming Love is a beautifully written 40 day devotional. It takes a small portion of the book, Redeeming Love for each day and elaborates on it. Before reading, I could not imagine how this would work. But it is incredible. I felt the author speaking and reassuring me over and over of God’s love and how He never leaves us and how His plan is the best - always. I loved remembering the book, Redeeming Love and how the story progressed as each lesson was presented. I really think reading the Redeeming Love first would be the best before going through this devotional. But if you read this first, you will certainly want to go back and read the book though.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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A PATH TO REDEEMING LOVE by FRANCINE RIVERS is such a worthwhile read, taking you through the novel and through your own personal redemption at the same time. The insight from the author's own life, and Scripture references, contribute to a truly great devotional.
I cannot recommend the book highly enough.
i was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley by WaterBrook & Multnomah. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
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