The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story

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.

Review by Blanche Mancuso

I have read several books by this author and enjoyed every single one of them. I really like this authors stories about the women of the Bible. I thought this book was no exception. It is a great Bible story of biblical days concerning the Battle of Jericho. The women of present days don't know how easy they have it compared to the women back in the Biblical days of trying to stay strong in their faith of Jesus Christ. Which I thought despite the situation Rahab found herself in, she was strong. I drew strength from her while reading this book. Mrs. Smith  does this best...strong women.

I was not that familiar with this story but enjoyed learning about this time period and could not stop reading this book. Literally I would put the book down for a moment and found myself instantly drawn right back to it. The only down side to this book is when I finished it. I look forward to reading the next book by this author.

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and The Desert Princess, first in the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at


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