Brokenness–Even the “Good” Get Badly Broken

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Brokenness From 3 Sources If you haven’t yet read the book, Love in a Broken Vessel, let me give you a short synopsis. It’s the story of a faithful prophet, Hosea, who is commanded by God to marry a prostitute named Gomer. Much of this novel is based on the biblical record of Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jonah, Amos, 2 Kings, and …

3 Ways to Avoid Spiritual Famine

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What Kind of “Spiritual Famine”? In Israel’s history, the days of King Jeroboam II, Amos prophesied Yahweh’s message of an imminent famine to Amaziah, High Priest at Bethel’s temple, home of the golden calf: “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, …

Why the Title “Love in a Broken Vessel”?

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Quick Change Artist Many of you know that my husband used to be a pastor. He left full-time pastoral ministry in 2007 to pursue the overarching call of his life–teaching. He began as a high school teacher and coach before going to seminary. He then served as a pastor for fourteen year, and finished his doctoral degree at the same …

Roll Call! Broken Vessel’s Cast of Kings…

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What’s the Story? My third biblical novel, Love in a Broken Vessel (Revell, March 1, 2013), tells the story of the Old Testament prophet, Hosea, who was called by the LORD to marry a prostitute named, Gomer. The LORD called Hosea to use the love and heartache from his  marriage to fuel his passion to share God’s love and heartache at Israel’s prostitution to other gods.

Sneak Peek at Gomer in Love In a Broken Vessel

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Love in a Broken Vessel: A Novel tells the story of an Old Testament prophet named Hosea, who is commanded by God to marry a prostitute named Gomer. This prostitute represents faithless Israel, a nation that has broken God’s heart with its adulterous worship of pagan gods. We’re given a few key details about Gomer at the beginning of Hosea’s first chapter: “…the …