The Crimson Cord, Rahab's story. by Jill Eilieen Smith. With the small amount of scripture we know about Rahab, the author delves into a story of heartbreak, abuse, spiritual and emotional death, but ends with grace and healing. Rahab marries who she thought was a good man who she would have a family with and live a good life. But after he came back from war, where he saved the prince's life, he's a changed man. He's taken to gambling their money away and digging them into a debt that can't be paid off. Rahab and her husband are sold to the highest bidder to repay their debt, where Rahab finds herself forced into the roll of a prostitute. Alienated from her family because of their shame of her new profession, she finds herself alone, hated, and with no real value. Then some Israelite spies come to her home to ask her some questions, they find that they were figured out and officials are there to arrest them. Rahab hides them until it is safe and then asks them to promise to spare her and her household when their God destroys the city.
I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this story! I loved so many things about it! I love that the author combined the story of the man who was forgiven much, but went after a man who owed little into this story. It worked so perfectly! I love the story of redemption of some one who lived a horrific life! Of course we know that it isn't a biblical accurate portrayal of Rahab, since scripture doesn't give us much information on her, it is a story oozing with Grace and love! There are very few books I can say I really loved, but this is one of them! I was thrilled to be given the chance to read this book and it didn't disappoint! I found I couldn't put it down after I was done, so it only took about three days to get through! I can't wait to read more books in this series!
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