This is a Biblical fiction novel that supposes how the lives of Hosea and Gomer may have gone. From God’s command to Hosea to take a harlot as his wife, to the coming home and healing of Gomer’s heart, this book is a beautiful story of God’s unconditional love for Israel… and for us.
I love to read Biblical fiction! It’s exactly what we do when we teach Sunday School, teach the truths given in the Bible, and also suppose how that person may have felt. How did Jonah feel when he was inside the whale? How did Abraham feel when he was ready to sacrifice his precious son? The author does a wonderful job in Love in a Broken Vessel, in describing how Gomer’s life may have been. Horrible. Lonely. Vile.
Hosea was hand-picked to show Israel how God still loved them. Because God gave him a special love for Gomer, although she continued to live in her old ways. The Bible doesn’t give a lot of detail of Hosea’s home, and his children. But it is an amazingly beautiful story! Tears streamed down my face at the precious ending!
We are all broken vessels, but God chose to love us anyway! A great read!
Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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