Item description for The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers & Anita Lustrea...
Overview In a captivating tale of suffering, seeking, and redemption, Cadi Forbes searches for the one man who can free her from the sin that plagues her, but little does she know that the "sin eater" is seeking as well. Book available.
Publishers Description All that matters for Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her days and nights... the sin that has stolen her mother's love from her and made her wish she could flee life and its terrible justice. She knows it's forbidden, that doing so will bring curses down on her - but something deep and instinctive moves her, against all dire warnings, to find the "sin eater." Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other - and the One who will demand all from them in exchange for the answers they seek.
Community Description 1999 Gold Medallion Award winner!
Set in Appalachia in the 1850s, The Last Sin Eater is the story of a community committed to its myth of a human "sin eater," who absolves the dead of their sins, and the ten-year-old child who shows them the truth of Jesus. A must-have for all Francine Rivers fans from an author who continues to remind us that the human condition is beyond human remedy-only Christ provides for the absolution of sin.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 228.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 5, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1598592300 ISBN13 9781598592306
Availability 0 units.
More About Francine Rivers & Anita Lustrea
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes - all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Francine Rivers currently resides in the state of California. Francine Rivers was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Last Sin Eater?
Excellent author Jul 14, 2008
I have read almost all of her books and I have enjoyed each and every one. This book did not disappoint me. It was much better than the movie.
Such a Moving Book Jun 30, 2008
This is the first Francine Rivers book I have read. From the very beginning I could hardly put the book down. The book so explores so many feelings that I am sure we all have had at one time or another (joy, guilt, sorrow, longing, fear, pain, happiness, friendship, love, a sense of not belonging, acceptance, etc.). In parts of the book my heart would ache for Cady and Fagan. But the thing that touched me most was the true compassion that Cady, a 10 year old, could feel for the pain of others as if she were experiencing that pain herself. I, too, was brought to tears as I read some areas of the book. At times I felt as if my heart would burst as I thought about my own experience with the Lord and the ever abidding love God has for me. In the end Francine wrapped the entire story up in such a beautiful and warm "bundle".
Not her best work Jun 2, 2008
I consider myself to be a pretty big fan of Francine Rivers, but this novel left me wanting. The plot moves painfully slowly with very little explanation of customs or character. It really was just painful for me to read, though I had to finish just to see if it got better...it didn't. There are a few minor characters who make it more interesting, but generally, I would say don't waste your time on this one.
Filled with twists Mar 31, 2008
This book was an assignment in a book review with some lady friends. I found it to be intriguing with twists and uncertainties. The setting in the appallacian mts was quaint with dialect from the late 1800s and the superstitions of the community. Christ's death for the sin of man is the message in this story of a conflicted little girl and her search for the sin eater. I have loaned my copy out to 5 friends and they all enjoyed the book.
The Last Sin Eater Sep 13, 2007
I loved this movie; of course, the book is even better. Nevertheless, this is a stirring movie that will leave you crying both tears of relief and joy in the end as misunderstandings are finally made clear. Basically, a daughter is reunited with her estranged mother through a series of events. All I can is that you've got to watch this movie. By the way, the beginning is a little confusing, but it will all make sense at the end. Or, if you read the book you'll understand exactly what's happening at the beginning of the movie.