The Crimson Cord

Smith, Jill Eileen. The Crimson Cord: Rahab’s Story-Daughters of the Promised Land. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

rahabLiving a hard, abusive life, Rahab, wife of Gamal, finds herself sold into prostitution to repay her husband’s gambling debt while also sparing her family. Depressed without hope, Rahab takes a leap of faith with God, whom she does not yet know, and finally escapes outside of Jericho’s guarded walls. Will her faith in God allow her to regain her self-respect, find love and live contently?

Though biblical, Rahab’s story of redemption was creatively told with fictional fillings. Split into two parts, her entrapment and escape were told. While the beginning section was fluid, the second half seemed jumbled and perhaps a bit flat. Enough detail was included to conger strong emotional feelings for Rahab yet not in a graphic manner throughout the book. With several styles of this story told, it was interesting to read Jill Eileen Smith’s version.  The cover art did justice to the beauty of Rahab.

3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Crimson Cord from Revell Publishing for my honest review*


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