The breakdown of family values is having a devastating effect on society, older people are no longer respected by the young, lawlessness abounds, everyone does what they like, with no thought for their neighbours, politicians and the government are viewed as corrupt. The leaders of the church are out of touch, out of mind and out to lunch.
This scenario is not taken from last weeks' tabloid newspapers but from the troubled times of the prophet Hosea in the 8th century BC.
Hosea's prophecy is a book of hope for us today as Michael Eaton shows that God can be trusted to win back the love of his people despite a less than promising outlook.
Viewed through the picture-window of his own disastrous marriage, Hosea shows that God's constant love and perfect judgement, when put together, restores his relationship with his Church.