Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #15: This Scarlet Cord


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf
Thomas Nelson-July 10, 2012

About the Book
Within one of the Old Testament's most famous battles lies one of its 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 beautiful youngest daughter of a Canaanite farmer, taken to Jericho for the pagan New Year celebration so that her father can find her a wealthy spouse. Sala is the only son of an Israelite merchant, in Jericho as a spy for Joshua's army. Their love would have been destined for heartache, were it not ordained by God.
When Rahab finds favor with the king, and is to become his ritual bride, she abandons the pagan gods who have abandoned her and pleads with the One True God of the Israelites for deliverance. With her prayer answered, she vows to deliver Jericho to Joshua, risking her life to do so.
Motivated by love and empowered by a new faith, Rahab saves her family, and secures her future as one of the most important women in the Bible.

Why I Want It
I'm normally not one for "Bible Fiction" but this story actually intrigues me. There is so little mentioned of Rahab in the Bible, that there is a lot of leeway for an author to enhance the story without contradicting the scriptures. An from the description it sounds really good.  Plus did you see that cover?!

4 comments:

Carissa said...

If you haven't read Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar you should read it it's also Biblical fiction about Rahab.

Danica Page said...

I got this one from netgalley and am dying to read this one. I love Christian fiction, but don't usually read "Bible fiction" either yet this one caught my attention. I can't wait til I can read this one. Five more books to read until I can.

New follower, because I love people who love Christian fiction. 80% of what I read and review is Christian fiction.

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~Danica Page
Taking It One Page at a Time

The Plot Thickens said...

Sounds like a good pick, enjoy!

http://theplotthickensbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Shortskie said...

I really like the cover on this! Great Choice!

Shortskie's WoW

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