The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story

The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story

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 by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab 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 lifeti Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced in...

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Title:The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story
Author:Jill Eileen Smith
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:0800720342
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story Reviews

  • Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
    Jan 27, 2015
    4 1/2 Stars! Setting: Jericho. Unknowingly, Rahab's father arranges a marriage for his daughter that turns out to have disastrous results. Rahab's husband makes unmerciful choices, which leads him to drink, gamble, women and abusing his wife. Her husband is eventually imprisone...
  • Loraine
    Jun 08, 2019
    Jill Eileen Smith is one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors. Both her historical and Biblical foundations are always present displaying the intense research that she does. We know very little about Rahab other than what is mentioned in the Bible as she helps the Hebrew spies to ov...
  • Jill Smith
    Sep 24, 2013
    This book is currently "in house" awaiting cover design, editing, and all of the work that goes into a book before it is published. It should release around February 2015. ...
  • Mark
    Feb 17, 2015
    I didn't used to like Biblical fiction, and I went years without reading any. Most of what I read years ago didn't impress me and so I avoided that genre'. Then some new authors started writing it, and I started reading some of it again, and found to my amazement that there is some gre...
  • Rachel
    Jan 30, 2015
    This was a well written and interesting fictional expansion of Rahab's story. I really liked how the author developed the characters and the plot. ...
  • Hilary
    Mar 18, 2015
    Jill Eileen Smith has created a plausible backstory for the little we know of Rahab, including the family she saves within the walls of her house, and has woven her into the story of Joshua, Jericho and Salmon, offering possibilities and reasons which create depth and inform the reader...
  • Kate (The Shelf Life)
    Oct 14, 2014
    Rahab is such an interesting person. She showed so much courage in what led up to the fall of Jericho. She stood against her own people and hid the Israelite spies. She was a brave woman who had some amazing faith and she played such an important part in the line of Jesus. I love re...
  • Tiffany Gallant
    Jan 14, 2017
    I love books about Rahab, interesting spin on a biblical story. ...
  • Judy
    Jan 27, 2015
    Are You Ready For A Life Changing Journey? I have enjoyed all the books that I have read by this author. I must say, this is my new favorite! Author Jill Eileen Smith took me on a Biblical journey that was vividly real to me. I pictured the scenes, I felt the abuse, I could smell th...
  • Shantelle
    Aug 19, 2013
    The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith is a retelling of the Biblical character, Rahab?s, story. Of her fall into prostitution, the Israelites? battles, and ultimate redemption. Considering the Bible doesn?t say very much about Rahab, I feel this book was a pretty accurate look a...
  • Sherry Ledet
    Feb 11, 2017
    The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith isn't the first book I have read about Rahab, but it is the best one. It is fiction of course as there are few bible references to Rahab, but Hebrews and James mention her, and in Mathews she is listed as the wife of Salmon, son of Nahshon of the t...
  • Martha
    Nov 23, 2014
    Biblical fiction can be tough to write well. Jill Smith hits the mark in this story of Rahab. I felt as if I was living and walking alongside her. I could understand her desperation and lack of choice regarding her lifestyle. You will have deeper insight into the history that goes alon...
  • Jane
    Nov 04, 2015
    Interesting concept on the whole. The author gave a plausible backstory for this Biblical heroine, filling in the gaps--the author invented a life for Rahab before, during, and after the events in the Book of Joshua: her life in Jericho, how she became a prostitute, Biblical events and...
  • Deba
    Jan 27, 2015
    CRIMSON CORD There are some passages in the Bible that I wish I could just step back in time and see the inside story of the person?s life. Rehab is one of them. As I read this book I found myself pulled back into time. The author's descriptions of the people, both physically a...
  • Debbie
    Feb 09, 2015
    "The Crimson Cord" by Jill Eileen Smith is a wonderful book about Rahab, a prostitute that helps spies when they came to spy out Jericho. Jill Eileen Smith has written a beautiful story of heartache and love and forgiveness. The love is between Rahab and the God she learns to love and ...
  • Rebekah Gyger
    Feb 19, 2015
    This is either the third or fourth novel I have read, detailing the story of Rahab. With each new telling, I start to fear that the authors will not be able to come up with a new way to tell the story. Once again, I have been proven wrong. The Crimson Cord is the first I can remembe...
  • Amy
    Feb 11, 2015
    The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story is a beautifully written account of the Biblical hero Rahab. Rahab is a complex character. She endures so much turmoil in her young life. She finds herself in a loveless and abusive marriage, sold to slavery and forced into prostitution. I enjoyed Jill E...
  • Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
    Mar 06, 2015
    If you've read any of Jill's Wives of King David or Wives of the Patriarchs series you already know that you are in for a real treat with this first book in the Daughters of the Promised Land series. My book club has read several of her books so I was thrilled to get my hands on The Cr...
  • Emmeline (The Book Herald)
    Mar 11, 2015
    Big thank you to Revell publishers for sending me this book! The story of Rahab is one of my ultimate favourite stories. When i was in bible college i took a class on the book of Joshua, so imagine my utter happiness when i was reading this story to see the wars, the treachery of ...
  • Matty-Swytla
    May 30, 2017
    Rating 3.5 stars Biblical stories are not something I usually read, but I was in the mood for something truly historical and set in the Middle East, if only to cleanse my reading palate. I enjoyed The Red Tent a few years back, so I was optimistic this one wouldn't be a complete mis...
  • Amanda Geaney
    Nov 01, 2014
    Followers of Christ know of God?s amazing love for man. Scripture tells us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us paying the penalty for our sins. It?s our redemption story and every believer has one. In her new book The Crimson Cord, Jill Eileen Smith, has created a ...
  • Angie Quantrell
    Apr 08, 2015
    I loved The Crimson Cord, Rahab's Story. The Old Testament historical details and setting were easy to understand and compelling to read. I enjoyed getting to live in the place where Rahab lived and was forced into prostitution. The whole biblical story about Jericho and the Israelites...
  • Rayleigh
    Mar 02, 2015
    Jill Eileen Smith is a very talented writer that I definitely see a passion to spread the Gospel in. Biblical fiction is one of my very favorite genres to read because those who write it spend tons of time researching and pouring their love into their book, therefore Biblical fiction b...
  • Linda Klager
    Jan 27, 2018
    This was a beautifully written book. The author combined the actual facts in the Bible and used her imagination for the rest of the story about Rahab. Not a whole lot of information into the life of Rahab was given in the Bible. I liked how she portrayed the main character. I also like...
  • Nancy Hammons
    Apr 16, 2016
    In my younger years I lost "faith" in people who populated the churches that I went to, they were the do as I preach not as I do kind of people. I felt that if God knows what's in my heart then it would not have to be at a church. Over the years my reading habit have changed and now I'...
  • Joy
    Sep 07, 2018
    There are very few instances where I actually find a historical novel that I like. Let alone Biblical fiction. This one had me turning page after page. Meet Rahab in a way she has never been portrayed before in a thrilling tale of love, betrayal, and faith. You know her story in t...
  • Piper Dawn Caverson
    Mar 30, 2018
    Love, love, love this book. I've been looking for something that delves deeper into women of the Bible and their life stories. This is the first book I found, and I fully enjoyed it. Rahab's story is one of pain and lies and deception that is eventually redeemed through God's love for ...
  • Kristen Kooistra
    Oct 11, 2016
    It's been a long time since I picked up a biblical fiction story, but this was a great read to dive into for "re-entering" the genre. I love the story of Rahab, short as it is, and Smith did a wonderful job of fleshing out her story and adding in details of the time and lifestyles of b...
  • Laura  Lane
    Apr 05, 2019
    Thank you Baker Publishing & Revell Reads for this review copy. Rahab the Harlot. Not exactly a Disney princess... and yet... she married a prince in Israel... and she's listed as the great-great-grandmother of King David. We all know Jesus is called Son of David. I've lost ...
  • Sara
    Apr 21, 2018
    4.5* I was extremely impressed with my first Jill Eileen Smith novel. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant about reading it: although I love biblical fiction, I know that the Old Testament (and therefore, books based on its' stories) can be violent and callous towards other peoples. How...