I really, really enjoyed The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith. I have always loved reading about Rahab’s story in the Bible, so it was great to read a semi-fictionalized account about this courageous woman. If you are looking for a faith-based story with deep character analysis and adventure, look no further!
Rahab is a very admirable character; she is a kind person and very protective of her family. Smith did a great job creating fully fleshed-out characters with multi-faceted sides. I also really liked Tendaji’s character; he is a polar opposite of the cruel character Dabir, so the contrasts are interesting. Smith writes in a very descriptive and thoughtful manner. As I read the book, I felt like I was getting a history lesson, subtly learning about the customs and lives of people during Rahab’s time.
This book is a great find for Christians, women and girls, or anyone wanting to read a Rahab themed story. The book is a good conversation-starter, perhaps for a book club or Bible study. Readers can ask themselves, “What does it mean to take a leap of faith?”
I received a review copy from Revell. You can find the book here on Amazon.