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The Crimson Cord

Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, Book 1)
Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Summary

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities.

When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls - or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity - and a permanent place in your heart.

©2015 Jill Eileen Smith (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Many enjoyable hours of listening...

A wonderful insight to a life we know little about. I can recommend this book to anyone.

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Gripping

Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book , it brings the era to life!
It's all "maybe" but the miracles aren't

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  • MARK
  • 13-07-16

Truly forgiven

I hated hearing all the hardships Rahab went through and how she suffered so much. But I loved how God redeemed her, forgave her and blessed her. I have experienced his love that way and it makes me love him even more. Thank you for this book.

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  • Anita Cornett
  • 11-10-16

Inspiring

The Crimson Cord is a story that illustrates the love and mercy of Adoni, brought to life in this story of Rahab, a forgiven child of God blessed to become a part of our Lord's lineage. Listening to this story drew me to read the book of Joshua and reminded be of how much our God loves and is willing to to forgive and restore us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-17

Loved the Book

Well written book the author did a very good job in the research of the customs of the Jewish people..
Therefore believable and engaging.

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  • Gabriela
  • 15-07-17

I have a new favorite author!

I loved this book and can't wait to everything that Ms. Smith has to offer. I have always loved the story of Rahab, and the writer really brings her to life.

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  • Gayle
  • 26-01-17

Excellent Story!

Ms. Smith was able to weave a wonderful, full and rewarding story out of the Bible's limited details about Rahab. The story held my interest all the way to the end! Callie Beaulieu did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I highly recommend this book and I'm off to download book 2 - The Prophetess!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-10-16

Rahab really came to life!

The author did a wonderful job developing the characters and giving us an in depth look at what life may have been like then. Her focus on the internal struggles of each individual really immerses the reader in the story and gives a view from all sides. The narration was a major disappointment. It lacked emotion and natural flow, and is the only thing that prevented a five star rating.

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  • LP
  • 28-01-19

Good book, inexperienced narrator

Ms. Smith wrote a very good piece of Christian fiction. The story was so interesting, and she included a lot of cultural things that were really great to learn. My only complaint is the narrator, She didn't change voices or lower her voice for the men. It was confusing sometimes to figure out who was talking. Flexibility in her vocal range would have really given this book a more exciting edge. She used very little emotion when people were dying. Too bad, because that really detracted from a very good book. I'm an audio book narrator who is an actor so I listen to the narrators very closely. It was well edited, so the production was good.
Otherwise, if you can get past a narrator that needs some acting skills, you'll like it if this genre is something you are interested in.

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  • Kristin
  • 04-01-19

The Crimson Cord

This book took some time for me to get into because of the narrator but after a few times I was able to press on. Great story! The author stayed true to scripture while keeping me captivated. I am more of a Francine Rivers reader but will read more by this author if it is not narrated by this narrator. I would have given five stars had it not been for the narrator. To the author, I say thanks for allowing the Lord to use your gift to minister to others!

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  • Guitar Girl
  • 03-01-19

Faith inspiring!

I have read several stories about Rahab over time- this was my favorite! The story was well written, making it hard to put down... and I enjoyed the flavor of the cultures and time period and clever winding of some different biblical stories within it ( Like the story of Aiken, and unmerciful servant)-

But what took this story over the top was the marvelously powerful example of faith expressed through Rahab in part three. I found myself gushing tears at one point- connecting with my own gratitude for forgiveness. Thank you!

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  • Grace E.
  • 20-08-18

A new perspective of an often told story.

Students of the Bible will find the author wove in the parable of the unforgiving servant found in Matthew 18:21-35. Parts of this story were a refreshing take on redemption, cleansing, and purification as a gift. I did enjoy the book as a light read of a very familiar bible story.