Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Book Blog Tour: The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

Rahab has become sort of an outcast and she feels like she has let her husband down; she hasn’t been able to carry a child for him. He is away at different points, which opens her up to vulnerability to another man that seems to care more about her than he does. When her husband is forced into a different kind of life, Rahab finds a new kind of life waiting for her also, although it doesn’t have as much to do about the man that she thinks cares for her as she might have hoped. Rahab goes through situation after situation until she finds the one who can love her as nobody else will ever be able to…God.

In my opinion, Jill Eileen Smith did a great job of taking the little amount that is known about of Rahab from Scripture and opening up my mind to what it could have been like for her in this work of fiction. Rahab is known as a prostitute and this story shows how she could’ve gotten started in prostitution, especially in some ways that might have not been her fault.

I loved reading about Rahab making a vow and coming clean before God, wiping away everything bad that she ever did up to that point…knowingly or unknowingly. It seemed to give her a fresh slate, making her spiritually clean to God and for some man in the future that might've been able to see beyond her past and into her heart.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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