This book: The Crimson Cord (Rahab’s Story) gives a real look at her life. In the bible she’s known as the prostitute. In this book, the author, Jill Eileen Smith gives a behind the scenes look at her life and how she became a prostitute, the bible doesn’t give us that look but what we do know is her bravery and sacrifice she gave to protect herself and family. I LOVE the honesty and REAL life walk through this book gives when reading about Rahab’s life and how women did things back then, VERY Interesting! To get a biblical view about the book read Joshua 2:1, 8-9, 12-13
The book decides the story of Rahab like this: ” 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, she 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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