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.
The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith is the moving story of Rahab. I think I've said this before but I really enjoy reading retelling's of Bible story's. I think that they help to make the Bible come to life a little more. The Crimson Cord is based on the Biblical account of Rahab which, if your familiar with the Bible, is a pretty short story. I liked Jill's imagining of Rahabs story a lot, I think its one of the best ones I have read! The story and it's message of forgiveness is one that will stay with you. The Crimson Cord is the perfect book for those who love Biblical Fiction.
5 out of 5. An amazing Afternoon Snack!
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.