The Scarlet Cord
By: Joan Wolf
Within one of the Old Testament’s most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories.
Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This act of faith changed her life by placing her in the genealogy of Christ.
Rahab is the beautiful youngest daughter of a Canaanite farmer, taken to Jericho for the pagan New Year celebration so that her father can find her a wealthy spouse. Sala is the only son of an Israelite merchant, in Jericho as a spy for Joshua’s army. Their love would have been destined for heartache, were it not ordained by God.
When Rahab finds favor with the king, and is to become his ritual bride, she abandons the pagan gods who have abandoned her and pleads with the One True God of the Israelites for deliverance. With her prayer answered, she vows to deliver Jericho to Joshua, risking her life to do so.
Motivated by love and empowered by a new faith, Rahab saves her family, and secures her future as one of the most important women in the Bible.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
When reading and reviewing a fiction book written about a Biblical characters, my first thing to say about it is that it is fiction, and though the events may line up with what the Bible says about the character, it is still a fiction story.
Having said that, I love reading fiction about Bible characters. I like to wonder just how a characters really lived back in Bible times, and it was enjoyable and fun reading Rahabs story in ”The Scarlet Cord.” Joan Wolf creates a historical story and what, in her imagination Rahab’s life was like. And I thoroughly enjoyed the characters brought to life, the historical facts, about Rahab’s family, and especially what God did in her life. Sometimes more emphasis is put on her being a harlot and not enough on how God saved her and changed her life completely. I appreciate a book like this to remind me of God’s love and redemption, and His Saving Grace.
If you like books with a historical setting, you will enjoy this book, and if you like books that are just good, clean, fun and enjoyable to read, then I highly encourage you to grab a copy of Joan Wolf’s new book and see for yourself what it is like.
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