Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"This Scarlet Cord" by Joan Wolf

"This Scarlet Cord", by Joan Wolf brings to light what the life of Rahab could have been. It gives us a front row seat of times past and what life was like. It is Biblically based, but much of Rahab's story is not recorded in the Bible. So what happens? It leaves room for the imagination. Joan adds the details that could have been there. She helps to bring this woman to life through the pages we read.

Joan tells us in her own words that the story of Rahab takes up five paragraphs in the Bible. Joan goes deeper and brings us a story penned with 85,000 words.

This was a lovely read for me. It gave me a new perspective on Rahab. How would you like to be known as the prostitute in the lineage of Jesus Christ? I love the fact that Rahab was added to the lineage of Christ in the Book of Matthew. This shows us the unlimited mercy of God and the grace He bestows upon us daily. We see a clear picture of love and finding our path by focusing upon God.

I can take away much from this read, but mostly, for me, I see God's grace and His ultimate plan for my life. He had a great and mighty plan for Rahab. God used every aspect of her life to bring about His ulimate plan. Bringing a Savior to the world. Through her life she brought glory and honor to God and isn't that what it's all about? People coming to know Christ and living their lives for Him, no matter the cost?

Wolf has woven together a wondrous story about Rahab. It is one you don't want to miss.

This book was a gift by Thomas Nelson for it's review.


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