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Redeeming Love
479 pages
Multnomah Publishers
Jan. 2006
ISBN: 1590525132

About the Author

Francine Rivers has been writing for more than twenty years. From 1976 to 1985 she had a successful writing career in the general market and won numerous awards. After becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith.

Since then, Francine has published numerous books in the CBA market and has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty. Her novel The Last Sin Eater won the ECPA Gold Medallion, and three of her books have won the prestigious Romance Writers of America Rita Award.

Francine lives in northern California with her husband, Rick. They are the parents of three married children and grandparents of four.


Classic Biblically-Based Romance Becomes Bestseller – In the time since Redeeming Love was repackaged in May 2005, nearly 100,000 copies have sold with a whopping 44 percent going to the ABA. Every publisher has high hopes for its new releases. And every publisher guards and grows its backlist. But no publisher can predict when a nine-year-old backlist title will carry the same sales success as a highly-anticipated new release. Now, after more than sixty-eight months on the CBA bestseller list and nearly 800,000 total copies sold, the classic biblically-based beloved novel Redeeming Love has rapidly become Multnomah Publishers’ current general market bestseller.

Originally published as a general market romance, which sold over 100,000 copies, Redeeming Love was re-released by Multnomah Publishers for the Christian market in 1997. Since that time it has sold nearly three-quarters of a million copies. In addition to its new cover design in 2005, Redeeming Love now has a six-part study guide, suitable for individual use or group discussion.

Francine Rivers, the award-winning author of more than twenty bestselling novels, claims that more readers’ lives have been changed by Redeeming Love than by any of her other novels before or since. And countless reader testimonies affirm the novel’s obvious success.

“It is the best book I have ever read!” states Nicole in West Virginia. “It helped me come to a deeper realization of God’s unconditional mercy and grace in my life”

Rebekah in Wisconsin says, “I have dealt with a lot in my life that is similar to Angel’s life. I was molested when I was a child, and while reading this book I felt all those pains begin to disappear.”

Another reader, Steve, states, “It touched me to read how many times Michael went after Angel. It reminded me how often God has come after me. Even though the main character was a woman, I could really relate to the story.”

Set in the 1880s during the California Gold Rush, Redeeming Love is the skillful retelling of an unconventional relationship described in the Bible—the marriage of Hosea the prophet with the prostitute Gomer—that graphically illustrates the nature of God’s love for each person He has created. “I want readers to see that Christ is love and that His love is unconditional and all-consuming,” Rivers says. “The Lord courts us, marries us, protects us, instructs us, and walks beside us to the end.”

Courtesy of Multnomah Publishers.


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