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This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf, review

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There isn’t much mention of Rahab in the Bible.  We know she was a Caananite, was referred to as a harlot and that she played a role in helping Israel conquer Jericho. In THIS SCARLET CORD, Joan Wolf writes about what her life might have been like – her childhood and the events leading up to the Israelite conquest and how her faith changed her life and perhaps the course of history.

I really enjoyed reading about the pagan rituals of Baal and the ancient beliefs of Israel.  The two religions are so completely different and I loved learning about them.  Joan Wolf wrote it all in a really interesting way and seems to have done a lot of research on the subject.

While most of the story is imagined, it’s completely plausible.  I like the fact that she didn’t over do Rahab’s story, or make it completely unbelievable the way some writers of Biblical fiction have a tendency to do.  Instead, it was just a beautiful story about a beautiful girl with a hard life who had huge amounts of faith and became a huge inspiration to me.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers program.  All thoughts are my own.



One thought on “This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf, review

  1. I love that I know this story of Rahab now that I’ve started reading the bible!!

    Take care, Marie

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