But you know what? I am SO glad that I read this book. I am. :)
Throughout this book God in action is shown. How God protected Rahab, allowing her the space and limited freedom to protect the Israelite spies when they came to Jericho. Giving a possibly way for her to meet Salmon, also part of the lineage of Christ. Rahab, married to a foolish man, enslaved to a greedy man, freedom gained through the Israelites, redemption found through faith with God, Marriage given with Salmon despite their initial lack of trust or respect for each other).
A book that speaks to how we can't always understand God but God forgives us. God loves us. None of us is exempt of living in sin. God calls us to repent of our sin and to not judge others more harshly than we would ourselves. This book very much shows the redemptive power of God.
Now.. is this book perfect? Does it add details that I wonder at? For sure, afterall it's a work of fiction. :) But it does give us a glimpse into what life would have been life for Old Testament women. We learn the details of some of the Old Testament laws (such as captive bride) and how they would play out.
This is indeed a beautifully written story. I am so pleased that I read it through.
Received: Softcover edition
Published by: Revell
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Series: Daughters of the Promised Land
Reviewed for : Nuts about Books