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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.

©2015 Jill Eileen Smith (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Truly forgiven

I hated hearing all the hardships Rahab went through and how she suffered so much. But I loved how God redeemed her, forgave her and blessed her. I have experienced his love that way and it makes me love him even more. Thank you for this book.

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Inspiring

The Crimson Cord is a story that illustrates the love and mercy of Adoni, brought to life in this story of Rahab, a forgiven child of God blessed to become a part of our Lord's lineage. Listening to this story drew me to read the book of Joshua and reminded be of how much our God loves and is willing to to forgive and restore us.

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Loved the Book

Well written book the author did a very good job in the research of the customs of the Jewish people..
Therefore believable and engaging.

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Rahab really came to life!

The author did a wonderful job developing the characters and giving us an in depth look at what life may have been like then. Her focus on the internal struggles of each individual really immerses the reader in the story and gives a view from all sides. The narration was a major disappointment. It lacked emotion and natural flow, and is the only thing that prevented a five star rating.

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I have a new favorite author!

I loved this book and can't wait to everything that Ms. Smith has to offer. I have always loved the story of Rahab, and the writer really brings her to life.

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Excellent Story!

Ms. Smith was able to weave a wonderful, full and rewarding story out of the Bible's limited details about Rahab. The story held my interest all the way to the end! Callie Beaulieu did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I highly recommend this book and I'm off to download book 2 - The Prophetess!

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Great!

I loved this book! kept my attention the entire time! I loved the lady's voice reding it too!

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A faith building story

This story presents a perspective of this time in Israel's history where God was moving and guiding them in ways that should still fill us with awe and wonder.
This is a story well told.
An encouraging read.

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Wonderfully imagined story of Rahab

Rahab came to life in the Book of Joshua, Chapter 2, for saving the lives of two spies prior to the destruction of Jericho. She was described as a prostitute, but there is no context. This event would have been one of those minor stories found throughout the Old Testament if it were not for the mention in the genealogy of Jesus in the first chapter of Matthew where Rahab is listed as the grandmother of David. So, we are left to wondering about this remarkable woman.
The author presents a full life of Rahab despite the lack of source ,
Material. She depicts Rahab as being forced into prostitution and then receiving redemption by her conversion. All wonderfully imagined and well developed. Rahab comes to life in this credible story.
I do have one slight quibble with the author's use of the term "Israelites." According to the Everyman Bible Dictionary, the term "Israelites" was not used by the gentile Canaanites, it was a term used by the tribes of Israel to refer to themselves, and only came into popular usage during the monarchic period. The Canaanites would have more likely used the term "Hebrews" as the term "Jews" came about near the exilic period.

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I couldn't stop listening.

I know quite a bit of the story of Rahab is unknown but the author presents plausible and engaging possibilities. I loved it. I cried!

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  • S Robinson
  • 02-18-17

Many enjoyable hours of listening...

A wonderful insight to a life we know little about. I can recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Mareesa Cunneen
  • 07-19-16

Fantastic story

I really enjoyed this story. However, I found the narrator a bit robotic. Worth the download.