I cannot recommend this book with any more vigor than I am about to. The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers is definitely amongst my favorite reads of all-time. I had previously read Redeeming Love and I am not sure which book I enjoyed more. I suppose I'll go with the latter but only by a slim margin. Both of these books are probably on my top five list. And possibly on my top two list. Fantastic stuff.
While I think Karen Kingsbury writes very good Christian fiction and that she is definitely on-par with the secular market for which I am greatly appreciative, I have to be honest and say that Francine Rivers is on a whole 'nother level. Her writing is not fluffy in any sense of the word. It is deep and winding and, well, when I read it, I wish I could be like her. I wish I could write a book like this. Incredibly powerful.
Once again, she writes a book of finding good, of finding forgiveness, and of finding eternity. I have spoken to two people who I know personally who found the Lord after reading Redeeming Love. I am pretty positive that this book has the same possibilities. Read it. And then share it with people you love who need to find Him.