1/30/2022 11:25:21 pm
Thanks for your input Alisa. I've read Redeeming Love a few times, but have not seen the movie. It's been a while, but the message I remember from the book was one of learning to lay down one's pride and fear in order to return to God, fully trusting in his goodness and love. I think you're probably right that it misses the point of the book of Hosea, but still has a good message of returning to the Lord. The book (among others she has written) is very graphic though, and while it helps the reader relate to the characters I'm not sure that it's necessary of appropriate.
1/31/2022 06:41:47 pm
Alisa This is a story about healing. God’s redeeming love. Unconditional love. In a time such as this I believe we need this healing truth out there. We are living in a fatherless world. The way men treat women and the way women let men treat them is part of this fatherlessness. Not to mention those of us who were abused. God is restoring this fatherless world back to Himself. I read the book 5 years ago and wanting to find the name so as to purchase several copies of it. I believe hurting young girls and ladies are soon going to be a huge ministry. God saved me and loves me but He also used this book to help heal me and when I saw this movie I still received words from God to continue His healing in me. This movie may not be for everyone but there sure is healing , a ministry, God’s redeeming love in it
2/1/2022 02:48:09 pm
Thank you for your wise discernment on this, Alicia. I read this book about 10 years ago, shortly after coming to the Lord. Everyone always tries to give you books to read, as I'm sure you know, and this author was highly recommended. I thought it was good, but I was absolutely shocked at what I was reading. I struggled through it and kept having to remind myself that it is a "Christian" author just using real-life, adult themes to get something important across. As a more seasoned Christian now, I know that it was most definitely the Holy Spirit pressing me to just put the book down.
3/4/2022 06:34:29 pm
This is really true. Some people use the "Christian" label for wrong reasons, I guess primarily for their personal gains. This is evident in the music scene. People labeling their songs as Christian knowing that the audience is big. Really important for God's people to ask for Holy Spirit's guidance.
3/9/2022 11:09:42 am
Yes! I read this book about 6 years ago. It was given to me by other Christian women and was highly praised. Most of the way through I was thinking I really don’t need to be reading this. I finished the book and felt like it did not portray Hosea as it is written in the Bible. When IO discussed the book with the other ladies they were horrified that I was so critical of the lack of Biblical truth found in these pages.
2/1/2022 07:45:54 pm
The book was excellent and stays true to the book of Hosea. The mainstream movie world will take what they want from it and make what they want to make in the end, unfortunately. Since it’s not made by people who want to emphasize the Biblical story, I don’t expect it to be Biblically accurate. But that doesn’t mean I will avoid seeing it necessarily. I will remember the amazing redeeming love God has for us as I read my Bible—especially the story in the book of Hosea. I don’t depend on the movie industry to do that for me.
2/2/2022 05:57:23 am
Great commentary. Regarding the "Chew and spit" question I'd also like to point out the Marvel does not claim to be Christian wheras this movie is claiming to be a retelling of Hosea. When we are having worldview conversations with our children we can teach them by gleaning what is true from the secular world view. But when we are having conversations about Biblical matters there is no "spitting out the bones" from bad or false teaching.
2/3/2022 12:24:18 am
A comment I posted on a friend's thread in Facebook.
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3/20/2022 04:15:10 pm
I can’t see any post here?
Diane King Susek
5/13/2022 09:35:52 am
Looking for the beginning of the Hosea blog. It's not clear how to reach it.
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