Love in a Broken Vessel, by Mesu Andrews, looks at the life of the prophet Hosea and his unlikely marriage to a prostitute, Gomer. God directed Hosea to this marriage, and this book looks in depth at the relationship between them. Hosea continues to show compassion to Gomer regardless of her actions and the fact that she returns to the sins of her past.
I really enjoyed this book, and I liked that it make me re-think my views on an unlikely heroine. Gomer faced difficulties in her life, and the writing, which showed insight into Gomer's life, enabled me to understand why she acted the way she did. She continually returned to the only lfe she knew, the one she was sold into at a young age. The actions of Hosea teach everyone a helpful lesson in forgiveness. Overall, I really liked reading this book. Although it was very in-depth, the descriptiveness made the book even more interesting to read. I cannot wait to read more books by Mesu Andrews.
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Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.