Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Crimson Cord: A Book Review

About The Book:

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, 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.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The 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

My Review:

Of all the authors that write novels based on men and women of the Bible, Jill Eileen Smith is one of my favorites. And she has done it again with The Crimson Cord, bringing to life, the beautiful Rahab.

It is very evident that much research of the Biblical times and cultural that Rahab lived in was completed for the sake of writing this book. The descriptions were amazing, and allowed me to really experience Rahab's story. The book was amazingly accurate to the Biblical account and I loved that the author also delved into the book of Joshua with remarkable detail. 

I am excited that this is the first book in a new series and we can anticipate the next three books to follow the lives of Deborah, Ruth and Hannah. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. If you have never read any of Smith's book, what are you waiting for? You will not be disappointed at all. It was well written, captured my attention (and kept it) from page one and the cover is absolutely stunning!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Crimson Cord at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Revell Reads Blogger Program, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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