For months, readers of Francine River’s novel Redeeming Love excitedly anticipated the release of the movie last Friday. While the story is a clear retelling of Hosea 1-3, some Christians think that the nuances of the biblical account didn't translate well to the big screen.
A review by Focus on the Family shares that while the film does serve as a reminder of God’s unconditional love for His children, the explicit content “strains the boundaries of what’s allowable in a PG-13 movie.” The movie was given a “heavy content caution” rating for children, teens and adults.
The Christian Post wrote on Friday, “Redeeming Love tries hard to deal gently with tough topics, but there’s no way to sugarcoat prostitution, sex trafficking, murder and incest. The film is rife with themes of redemption, forgiveness, unconditional love and mercy, but viewers will want to proceed with caution."
Read the full Focus on the Family review here.