Just over 30 years ago, Francine Rivers published “Redeeming Love”, a re-imagining of the biblical story of Hosea as romance fiction.
It became a bestseller and remains a fan favourite in the Christian fiction genre, selling 3 million copies to date and being translated into 30 languages.
The novel’s translation to the big screen, however, has been less of a success.
“Redeeming Love” is at its heart a story about the unconditional and redemptive love of God towards mankind. The compelling message is that no matter how far gone you might be, or think you are, God’s love for you doesn’t change. All you have to do is turn back to Him and receive it.
It’s clear that director DJ Caruso wanted to stretch beyond the boundaries of the conventional faith-based movie…