This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf
The Love Story of Rahab

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Within one of the Old TestamentÆs 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 JerichoÆs pagan rites. It is only when the One True God of Israel comes into RahabÆs lifeùand she realizes what He is calling her to doùthat 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 RahabÆs story, successfully persuading us that the story is far more complex than merely a ôscarlet cord.ö ùPublishers Weekly


About Joan Wolf

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Joan Wolf has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Milford, Connecticut, where she raised two children and an assortment of horses, dogs and cats. Along the way she also managed to write forty-six published novels, the writing of which profoundly enriched her life.
Published July 9, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 320 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A few verses in the book of Joshua tell the story of Rahab, the prostitute who lived in Jericho when it was besieged by the Israelites.

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