This week on Real Talk with Rachael I’m talking with New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers about her book and new movie Redeeming Love. Francine has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her novels have been awarded or nominated for many honors, and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Francine’s novels have been translated into over 30 different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Key Points from Our Conversation:

  • Redeeming Love is based on the book of Hosea in which the Lord tells Hosea to marry a prostitute. Although she resists, he continues to pursue her. It’s a picture of God’s love for His people.
  • The world thinks of love as a feeling, but feelings are fleeting. Love is action. God’s love is constant and it never fails, but it’s up to us to choose to accept it.
  • The main takeaway of Redeeming Love is God’s unrelenting love for us.
  • Take your non-Christian friends to see this movie and use it as a conversation starter about Christ. And if you can, read the book before you see it.

Resources Mentioned:

Redeeming Love book
Redeeming Love movie

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