This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

eBook - 2012
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Within one of the Old Testament's most famous battles lies one of the most tender love stories.

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.

"Wolf ( A Reluctant Queen ) holds our interest by skillfully conjuring up a fascinating version of Rahab's story, successfully persuading us that the story is far more complex than merely a "scarlet cord." -- Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2012
ISBN: 9781401686581
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 307 p.)


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dollhouse_1 Jul 17, 2014

loved it

Jul 07, 2013

Joan Wolf has created an endearing, warm story of Rahab. It was very cute and I think would be a wonderful read for Christian teenage girls looking to get more insight into the life of Rahab. As it is about two teenagers and their romance and how it served God, this was a quick read and definitely something I would recommend to someone around the same age. I was a little disappointed that deeper elements of the Biblical story were not discussed but it merely skimmed the surface and focused on the blossoming relationship.


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Jul 07, 2013

silenceinwinter thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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