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The Mary Marantz Show

Apr 12, 2022

Have you ever felt rejected or betrayed? Perhaps you long to feel worthy and loved, but are seeking these affirmations in all the wrong places. If you can relate, then today’s episode is a must-listen!

Today, Mary is joined by best-selling author, Francine Rivers, as the two dive deep into Francine’s top-selling title turned major motion picture, “Redeeming Love.” Using her writing to draw closer to the Lord, Francine desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life. Now recognized to be one of the industry’s top-selling titles year after year, “Redeeming Love” is a statement of faith and retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush.

On today’s episode, Mary and Francine talk at length about God’s ultimate redeeming love for you and me as they dive into:

  • What the Shakespearean phrase ‘all that glitters is not gold’ truly means

  • The power of the names given to us and the power of the names we give to things

  • Why we push God away when we feel unworthy and what to do about it

  • The ugly truths about sex trafficking and how to change the narrative for survivors

  • How redemption of our stories and our lives is only possible through Jesus


If you are ready to be wowed by the classic love story that has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide, then make sure to tune in to today’s amazing episode!

Grab a copy of “Redeeming Love” here!



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  • If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.

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