“The Scarlet Cord” by Joan Wolf, book review
I read this book on my new Kindle Fire, and as I am still getting used to the electric format, I was a bit distracted by that, but this is a great novel. We are all familiar with Rahab in the Bible as the harlot who saves Caleb and Joshua, but this story tells her story.
She a daughter and sister. Her family is traveling to sell their wine when she is captured and taken captive. She escapes while in the city and runs into a young Israelite teen who brings her home. His father is a wealthy, influential man, and arranges for her to be reunited with her family. But Rahab learns about the God of Israel and this never leaves her.
The story is light and easy reading, but the names make it a bit difficult to keep all the characters straight. And the city names are unfamiliar to me, so that also added a little tough to understand the travels that are a big part of the plot. But great insight into the woman who God used to save the 2 spies and later you see her in the line of Jesus.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ebook from Thomas Nelson as a member of their book sneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.