Oh, I love historical fiction, and historical fiction that makes a biblical story come to life is among my favorites. This story is the story of Rahab, a Canaanite woman whose life takes many turns and eventually leads to Joshua and the fall of Jericho. From the book description “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.” The book doesn’t disappoint, it brings you very quickly straight into the story.
I knew the story of Joshua and the battle at Jericho, but this fictional story brought the bigger battle, the battle for the One True God to life. Set in a land far away, and very different from where I live, the text brought the setting straight to the reader. This was a very quick, and very entertaining read. Although I knew the story, and how it would eventually end, I was sad when I arrived at the final page, this was one of those books that I didn’t want to end.
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