The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1)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.

Jill Eileen Smith
About this author
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the Wives of the Patriarchs series featuring Sarai, Rebekah, and upcoming Rachel, (Releases 2-1-14) as well as, the bestselling author of Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series published by Revell (Baker Publishing Group.)

Her writing has taken her from the Bible to Israel and she loves learning how women lived in Old Testament times. When she isn't writing she can be found hanging out with family and friends, reading, bike-riding, testing new restaurants with her husband, or snuggling one of two adorable kitties. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan. 

Writing reviews is a love/hate relationship. I say that because when you read a book like the one Jill penned the hard part is not giving anything away. This book is phenomenal!!!! I grew up in the church and knew the story of Rahab, however it's quite different when you read a biblical historical take on it, like what Jill wrote. She got right into the heart of Rhab and showed her struggle as a prostitute, and as a woman who wanted to live for an unseen God. She painted a beautiful picture of redemption, during the sacrifice for sins Rahab stood there watching, when an unblemished lamb was to be sacrificed for Rahab's sins she was brokenhearted. Staring at the lamb she said, the lamb did nothing wrong why should it pay for my sins. A beautiful picture of what Christ did for us. He was without sin yet He died a sinners death to give us life. 
Give yourself a gift and read this book, I promise you won't be disappointed!!


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