Redeeming Love Movie Review

I was offered a chance to preview the new movie, Redeeming Love. This movie is based on the book, Redeeming Love, written by Christian romance novelist, Francine Rivers. I have not read the book, so I can imagine that reading the book would be less violent and sex-filled. The movie is rated PG-13 for violence, sex, partial-nudity, and more.

The story is based on the book in the Bible, Hosea. As in the movie, Michael Hosea asked God for a wife. God led him to try and marry a prostitute. As in the Bible, the prostitute finally agrees to marry him. But, as she is guilt-ridden and holds no love for herself, she keeps running away. Hosea brings her back many times, and in the end she turns to God.

The movie is very emotional and hard to watch. The young girl is sold into prostitution at a young age and owned by many people. There are many scenes of her as a prostitute, a forced abortion, and her being in many violent situations. The story shows Hosea has true love (as God loved Israel) and His love never forsakes her.

I can’t recommend the movie, because it is overly graphic and not edifying to a Christian to watch.

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Lisa Ehrman
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4 thoughts on “Redeeming Love Movie Review”

  1. Lisa, you hit the nail on the head. I got to screen the movie early too & I was quite surprised at how unchristian this was. I’ve read the book, and while still maintaining strong adult themes…the book had that ending of Angel accepting Jesus into her life. It was an amazing thing to read in the book…and it was nowhere in the movie.

    • I’m glad someone else saw it that way, too. I try very hard to only recommend things that are worth watching, and just couldn’t do it this time. The book sounds good, but the movie….not so much.

    • Thank you for this. I haven’t watched the movie, but just from watching the previews I was highly disappointed. I’m not sure why partial nudity and what seemed like “low-key” sex scenes had to be involved. The story could have been done really well without that. And from Samantha’s comment, it sounds as if they left out the most important part of the entire book…being redeemed by God’s love. Not Michael’s.


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