Friday, March 15, 2013

Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews

Love in a Broken VesselBook Desciption:
Hosea has been charged by God with a difficult task--marry a prostitute in order to show God's people the nature and depth of his love for Israel. When Hosea goes to Israel to proclaim God's message, the prostitute God tells him to marry turns out to be his childhood friend Gomer. He finds her broken and abused, unwilling to trust Hosea or his God. But when marrying Hosea becomes her only choice, Gomer does what she's good at--she survives. Can Hosea's love for God and God's love for Israel heal Gomer's broken spirit?
With her potent combination of in-depth research and masterful storytelling, Mesu Andrews brings to life a complex and fascinating biblical story of the power of love and forgiveness in the face of utter betrayal.

My Thoughts:
This was a good biblical fiction book.  It is the story of Gomer and Hosea.  Gomer is a prostitute and Hosea is a prophet of God.  Their union and relationship is a lesson to God's people.
I loved how real the characters were.  The back story of friendship and reasoning for marriage was good.  The love that this portrays that God has for His people is refreshing and deep.  Plenty of historical detail to make it authentic and the story flowed quite well.  The author did a good job with telling this story.
I rate this one a 4/5.  It was a really good telling of this story.
Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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  2. I haven't heard of this one! I found you on Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and that you'll stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :)
    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

    1. Loved your blog and thanks for stopping by :)