Re-Read Book Review: Redemption by Karen Kingsbury

Posted 13 November, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 7 Comments

Title: Redemption
Series: Redemption, #1
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publish Date: September 1, 2009
Source: Purchased
Pages: 384
Rating: 5 Stars
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About The Book

When Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates one of Gary Smalley’s key messages: Love is a decision.

Redemption is the first book in the five-book Redemption series about the Baxter family—their fears and desires, their strengths and weaknesses, their losses and victories. Each book explores key relationship themes as well as the larger theme of redemption, both in characters’ spiritual lives and in their relationships.

My Thoughts
I reviewed this book several years ago, so this is a reread review.  I can tell you that my thoughts then were high on this book and not much has changed through the years. Mrs. Kingsbury’s books were introduced to me by my mother many years ago, and I was hooked. Redemption was one of the first Kingsbury books that I read, and it is one of my favorites. I was instantly hooked on it the first time I read it, and the reread was no different. Whenever I find myself in a book funk, or I suffer a tragedy in my life, I pick up Redemption and am reminded that with God’s redeeming grace, I can pull through anything.

As someone who went through a bad first marriage, this book truly hits home for me. There are many elements of the book that I went through but I didn’t lean on God through it all like Kari did. I loved watching her character again. It truly felt like reuniting with a long lost friend. The pain and suffering she felt, once again became my own. The sadness and the struggling, were mine. I found myself wanting to wrap her in a big old hug and fall to my knees to pray for her. 

This is definitely still a 5 star book in my opinion. Mrs. Kingsbury can create a novel that will suck you in, wrap you up in God’s warmth and grace, and set you down in a brand new place. Her words will stay with you long after you’ve shut the pages, long after you’ve placed the book back on the shelf. She will leave you breathless and ready for the next book. I highly recommend this book to all! 

*I purchased this book for my personal collection. Cafinated Reads was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

About The Author

Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist. There are more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen’s recent dozen titles have all debuted at or near the top of the New York Times Bestseller’s list. She is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen lives and works outside Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. Also living nearby is their only daughter, Kelsey, an actress in inspirational films and married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

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7 responses to “Re-Read Book Review: Redemption by Karen Kingsbury

  1. Renee

    Nice review! I went on goodreads you look at other reviews and people either loved it or absolutely hated it. I’m going to check it out to see how I like it. Thanks!

  2. Mable Dotson

    I have read a lot of Karen’s books but I haven’t read this one. It does sound like a good read and I will have to check this one out too! Thanks Molly for a great review!

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