ABOUT REDEEMING LOVE:
Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850.
Angel expects only pain from those around her. Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel survives with hatred towards herself and the men that use her. She meets Michael Hosea, a farmer who believes God wants Angel to be his wife. Dire circumstances force Angel to accept his proposal, but when Michael defies her bitter expectations, her wounded heart begins to mend.
As Angel encounters a love unlike anything she ever experienced, feelings of unworthiness and shame cause her to run from a life she doesn’t think she deserves. As Michael sets out to find her, Angel discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal.
REDEEMING LOVE is a life-changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love. The film is coming to theaters January 21, 2022!
You and your friends will walk away impacted by the perfect, relentless love of the Father after watching the film.
Go see Redeeming Love in theaters starting January 21st!
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Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is one of the most memorable books I’ve ever read – and I’ve probably read thousands over the sixty plus years I’ve been reading. As most other fans of the book, I’ve eagerly anticipated the release of the film since I first heard the news about it. It has seemed to be a long time coming but release day is finally here tomorrow. I would not be surprised if ticket sales are record setting. I was one of the fortunate ones who were given an advance screening opportunity. I will attempt to share my thoughts here without any spoilers.
As most people know by now, Redeeming Love is the fictional retelling of the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer set against the background of Gold Rush California. By the time Michael Hosea is prompted by the Lord to take her as his wife, Angel has become the most sought after prostitute in the local brothel. She has been a part of that lifestyle in one way or another since the death of her mother when Angel was just a child. Needless to say, Angel’s story is a dark one that is often relived through flashbacks during the course of the movie.
Anyone familiar with Hosea’s story in the Bible will quickly guess that Michael feels that he is to make Angel his wife and he sets out to do just that but meets with scorn and resistance to his efforts. When he is finally able to rescue her from the brothel, he marries her and takes her to his farm where he patiently woos her yet her lack of self-worth keeps her running away from him.
Redeeming Love is sometimes difficult to watch as the degradation and violence experienced by Angel and the other women are vividly played out in front of your eyes. The scenes with children are particularly heart wrenching. Obviously pedophiles and human trafficking are nothing new. In view of the subject matter, most of the scenes were tastefully done yet there will be viewers who might be offended or triggered by them. This is definitely not a film young children should be taken to see. That being said, I feel that it was necessary to present just how bad Angel’s life was in order to illustrate the contrast between it and the hope and redemption Michael’s patient and pure love gradually brought to Angel’s life. Lauren Daigle’s song Rescue was the perfect ending for this powerful story.
Many thanks to Universal for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions
are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.