Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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 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.
Cafe Lily's Review:
I never tire of reading Jill's books. She makes it SO hard for me to choose a favorite!
I loved The Crimson Cord, and what she did with the story of Rahab. Jill's books make the Bible come alive and I cannot recommend her enough to those who enjoy biblical fiction.
I really enjoy how this author fleshes out the characters and yet remains true to scripture. Her writing is so vivid and descriptive, you cannot help but get caught up in the sights, sounds and smells of what is taking place. Jill is a master at taking a character we may know very little about from a factual standpoint, and making interesting suggestions as to what lead them into a certain situation. Her story lines are captivating and believable - I look forward to the next book in this series.