Sunday, 15 March 2015

Book Review: The Crimson Cord

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From the Back:

"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 Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the NightWife 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.


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 www.jilleileensmith.com.

My Reflections:

You won't want to miss out on reading Jill Eileen Smith's newest book The Crimson Cord. This author has really made this bible story come to life in a fictional account of what it may have been like to live in Rahab's time. You really see the dedication and effort put into this author's account, the research she must have done is astounding.

I absolutely love biblical fiction because it brings my favorite stories into focus, and sheds new light on aspects of the retelling that I may have not considered. Additionally these stories often encourage me to dig deeper into scripture to flesh out the facts.

You will be rewarded with a spectrum of emotions as you journey along Rahab and the abuse, hurt and devastation she experiences, her raw fear is palatable. This book is such a powerful reminder of God's love for us, no matter where we find ourselves in life, no matter the sin and destruction around us God is there in the midst of our propensity to fail, he forgives. period. No strings, no exclusions. God wipes our sins clean. That always astounds me, and causes me to rejoice. Because we all do wrong, no one is better than another, no ones sin is bigger, it is all the same in God's eyes. But I digress..sorry! I just get so excited about this stuff :-)

All in all go get the book, what more can I say? You certainly will not regret it, this author has such a fabulous way with words, she seriously has the gift of literary dexterity, not often displayed in writing today. So remarkable!

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review, from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf- Martin!

About The Author

  1. Jill Eileen Smith
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    Jill Eileen Smith

    Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and the ebook novella The Desert Princess, book 1 in the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to...
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