Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This Scarlet Cord


This Scarlet Cord
by Joan Wolf

I don't believe I've ever read a Joan Wolf novel before and I can't believe I've missed out for so long! She is a fantastic writer! I absolutly loved how well she wove Biblical and historical facts into this exploration of Rahab's life. Even though I already know the end of this story; Joan left me biting my nails a time or two and wondering if Rahab would ever end up with Sala! I can't give enough praise for This Scarlet Cord and I can't wait to read ALL of the other books Joan Wolf has written!

"Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This act of faith changed her life by placing her in the genealogy of Christ.

Rahab is the youngest daughter of a Canaanite farmer, taken to Jericho for the pagan New Year so her father can find her a wealthy spouse. Sala, the Israelite boy who had once saved her from being kidnapped, is also in Jericho. When the two young people meet again they admit their love for one another, but their different religions make marriage impossible.

Their love story plays out against the background of Jericho’s pagan rites. It is only when the One True God of Israel comes into Rahab’s life—and she realizes what He is calling her to do—that she and Sala can come together.

Witness Rahab as a young woman determined to find her destiny as she follows her heart toward true love...and the One True God."

I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review - thank you!