Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Crimson Cord - A Review
Series - Daughters of the Promised Land Book 1
Author - Jill Eileen Smith
Title - The Crimson Cord
Format - ebook, paper
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Rahab is the wife of a gambler who took one too many risks. Because of her husband's recklessness, she finds herself sold as a slave to pay her husband's debts. Slavery isn't all she is forced to become. Soon she finds herself forced into prostitution. With each passing day, Rahab yearns for her freedom and to regain her self-respect. When two Israelite spies enter Jericho, Rahab takes a leap of faith and offers them shelter if they will promise her safety. With the walls coming down around her, Rahab soon discovers the forgiveness of a God she doesn't know, but yearns to know. But will she ever know love?
I don't typically read Biblical fiction. It isn't one of my favorite genres. But when I do pick up a book based on the Bible, I typically find myself captivated. This one was no exception. I know who Rahab is of course. Her story is a familiar one to me. But I always enjoy finding out the more to the story.
One of the things I enjoyed about this book was that this author explained how Rahab came to be a prostitute. I felt sorry for her. She ended up being an outcast in her own family. I loved how she would search for answers and once the Israelites came to her rescue, she was able to find answers.
There were parts of the book I skimmed over. That's normal for me with Biblical fiction. And with most of what I read. But I still found the book to be a pleasant read. There was a lot of action. And just getting a chance to delve deeper into Rahab's story was good too.
I received this book for free from Revell Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Biblical fiction, Francine Rivers, Mesu Andrews, Jill Eileen Smith
Rating - 4 stars