I’m not a fan of many fiction books…yes, I’m mostly a boring, non-fiction reader ; ) However, this book is an exception! Once I started, I couldn’t set it down- seriously. My entire weekend was spent pouring over these pages that detail the story of Hosea in a more modern context. I’m not going to spill the details, but I will encourage you- don’t let summer pass without picking up your copy.
Why It’s a Must: I was reminded of God’s faithful pursuit of me, regardless of the garbage I get myself into. His gentle yet tough love can truly transform even the darkest of hearts. I can get to a point in my faith where I am so concerned with details that I forget the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel- that there’s a God who loves me with a depth and passion which I will never fully understand.
Don’t let the size of this book intimidate you. Time will fly as you dig into the story. I remember looking at the clock and thinking, “Where in the world did those 5 hours go?!”
Rivers’ book was a breath of fresh air in the midst of a hectic, yet productive summer. It was a sweet escape into the embrace of my Savior, and there’s no other place I’d rather be : )