Book Review: The Crimson Cord

Posted by Katrina Roets at 1:04 PM

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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.


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How many of us are familiar with the story of Rahab in the Bible? I confess that it's been many years since I had read or heard it and to be honest, when I read the description of the book, it didn't click with me. That's okay. Not all of us fall into the same religious beliefs or level of biblical knowledge, but hopefully we can all enjoy a well written book. This particular book is divided into three sections and each flows seamlessly into the next. I found her story to be fascinating. The book covers not only her life, but the laws of the Israelites and how they were explained to Rahab and how they applied directly to her life. If you're interested in amazing women, Biblical fiction or just a well written book, I suggest that you check out this one.

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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.

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