Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love.
Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity--and a permanent place in readers' hearts.
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This was a wonderful read and beautifully written. I thought the author did well staying biblically correct while also adding her own creative flare to it and building characters that we so often wonder about. She painted a realistic picture.
The Crimson Cord
I almost did not read this book! But once I started I could not put it down. One of the most emotional books I have read. I love the genealogy , the hope and faith in the grace and mercy of GOD. I am sure I will read this again.
The Crimson Cord!!!
OH MY GOODNESS!!!
This book was amazing!!! I have always likes Rahab as a character, but we don't hear much about her in the bible. This book was amazingly written, and well imagined. I could see the scenarios playing in my head!
Great Job Jill!!!