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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.

©2013 Mesu Andrews (P)2020 Tantor

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Broken vessels

Excellent rendition of the story of Brokenness and restoration . The narrator did a wonderful performance of enhancing Mesu Andrews wonderful rendition of the Biblical story.. loved the way she put the other prophets into the story. Looking forward to reading more of her books.

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Beautiful

This was a beautiful love story that helped bring the Book of Hosea to life for me. I love the authors careful and thoughtful writing and the storyteller brings it even more to life.

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God's Redemption

Beautiful and powerful as is Hosea's story unfolds faithful obedience to God will restore our brokenness into vessels of love and obedience which He does use to draw other broken vessels to Him. If we refuse His call to obedience and will not allow God to repair our brokenness then we will remain in that state of brokenness and complete separation from God.

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Hosea and Gomer

Another great book that brings scripture to life! So far, all these I have really enjoyed!

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Loved it!

So true to the heart and biblically correct. Lovely story, since we are all broken!

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They becomes predictable

Even though I enjoyed this audiobook! After listening to the other two books before it became predictable, so it didn't held me captor as the first two books, I'm about to listen to the last of the four books I purchase from this author. However, these books bring life, and clarity to many facets of the biblical stories I all ready new.

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Very good read / listen!

Loved it! Lots of historical research went into it! and it was very well performed!

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Excellent book!

This is a wonderful book. The story is well written and the message of healing and restoration is powerful!

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I never knew the story of Gomer and Hagar.

The ending was happy with God restoring the life of Gomer and of Israel

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Beautiful

So good. I love this series. Mesu Andrew's captures the heart of God's Word and his people. And His love for women.

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Great story

I loved the way the author built her story faithfully around the Scriptures and the history & culture of the times. I don’t recall anything that I disliked. Good & interesting character development. Anyone who enjoys sound, clean and thought provoking historical novels are in for a treat.

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  • Raquel Clarke
  • 02-28-21

Nourishment for the Heart

I love this book so much. Thank you Mesu for helping set the scene of Israel and Judah in the time of the biblical prophets, and for your beautiful portrayal of Gods love for Israel, and his people as seen through the story of Hosea and Gomer.