Monday, February 9, 2015

"The Crimson Cord" by Jill Eileen Smith

Book Description

 February 10, 2015
"Rahab's story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought. Jill's storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!"--Liz Curtis HiggsNew York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night

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.

Author Info:

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of Desert Princess (ebook short) #1 Loves of King Solomon series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, the upcoming Daughters of the Promised Land series, and the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series. When she isn't writing, she can often be found reading, biking, traveling, spending time with friends, or snugging her feline writing buddy Tiger. She especially enjoys spending time with her family. 

To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at You can also contact Jill at She loves hearing from her readers.

My Review:
"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 to know He loves her!

I have loved every book of Jill Eileen Smith that I have read. She writes Biblical fiction so well that the reader can almost believe they was there when the Biblical account was happening, she researches her facts well before she writes the story.

While reading "The Scarlet Cord" I felt Rahab's pain and sorrow,as the story was written so well that the words just reveals how she was feeling.

Jill Eileen Smith has written another five star novel. Though this work is mostly fictional she does explain why she draws the conclusions that Rehab married who she does in her story and not the man she does in other books written by others!

In "The Crimson Cord" we see that maybe Rahab wasn't a prostitute by choice and even if she was, we learn that we all need to be forgiven for something, even if it is pride!

I read this in  "The Crimson Cord" by Jill Eileen Smith and was amazed when I read Rahab's statement about the effort on our hearts! Any thoughts from any of you, my blog followers? I ask this because I like when a book can lead to discussions and bring us closer to understanding and following our Saviour closer! Yes, " The Crimson Cord" by Jill Eileen Smith is written about a woman from the Old Testament that we don't know much about but the sacrifices they are discussing will be replaced by Jesus's sacrifice, so I don't feel my statement is taking anything away from the story line.  So here is the quote, " Rahab nodded. In the distance, she could hear the bleating of lambs kept in pens near the tents when they weren't out foraging in the fields with the shepherds. " A lot of blood must be spilled because of our sins." The image of the spotless lamb Salmon had chosen for them filled her mind." Why could God not accept a different type of offering? Why must an innocent animal be killed?" " I do not know," Eliana admitted. " All I know is that from the beginning God expected animal sacrifice. Adam's oldest son Cain tried to bring an offering of the fruit of the ground, as though he could choose which way to worship our great Creator. Elohim did not accept him, and in the end, Cain killed the brother God accepted out of jealousy. I think the blood reminds us of how grievous sin is to God." Rahab pondered the thought. " I don't suppose a pomegranate or a fig as an offering would have the same effort on our hearts. To see an innocent life taken in our place is much more humbling than offering Adonai fruit. "

I was given a copy of "The Scarlet Cord" as part of the Launch Team and for my honest review!