Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Crimson Cord ~ Jill Eileen Smith

  • File Size: 5638 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800720342
  • Publisher: Revell (February 10, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MBTY43M

 February 10, 2015

"Rahab's story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought. Jill's storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!"--Liz Curtis HiggsNew York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night

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.

Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity--and a permanent place in your heart.

My take on this book:
The Crimson Cord really casts the character of Rahab in a whole different light! While this story is a work of fiction it does just what it intends it makes one wonder what if, one things for certain Ms. Smith really allowed me to empathy for Rahab. She breathes life into the character in such a way that I could easily imagine Rahab and the struggles she endured. While the book was sometimes difficult to read, the overwhelming faith and courage was a powerful message! The reason I enjoy reading Jill Eileen Smith's biblical fiction is that she weaves plenty of Biblical truths into her story, which makes for a thought provoking read, one that allowed me to feel as if I witnessed a snippet of Biblical history!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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