Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Crimson Cord
A very compelling story that I had to read all in one sitting as I could not put it down. The author did a good job linking Rahab's story with the line of Israel, after all she is in the lien of Christ.
Yet there were times when I wondered if the author played too much with the few verses about this young women, which are mentioned in the Bible. Is it right to fabricate a story on so little? All that we know about Rahab from scripture can be drawn from chapters 2 & 6 in the book of Joshua, Hebrews 11:31, and from the lineage of Christ listed in Matthew 1:5. Also at times I wonder if Joshua was portrayed as he should be .
Now comes my personal opinion of the book. To be honest, I did not think it spectacular. The story was weak. I couldn't sympathize with the heroine. It went on and on and then jsut ended. I knew what was to happen long before it did.Let me say, this author had a brilliant idea when it came to this series' story line. I guess the book should have been shorter.I hated the fact that marriage was not held sacred. Yet I was pleased how it showed forgiveness and god's grace.
NOTE : I received a copy of the Crimson Cord in exchange for an honest review from Revell Publishers.