Unashamed: Rahab: 2 (Lineage of Grace) by Francine Rivers

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Synopsis

Book 2 in the Lineage of Grace series by best-selling author Francine Rivers. In her trademark style, Francine tells the compelling story of Rahab from the book of Joshua. Readers will gain a fresh understanding of God’s work through the life of this unlikely woman in the lineage of Christ.

Review by Venture

This is the story of Rahab.  If you know your Bible or even if you don’t know your Bible you will be amazed at how the author brings these characters to life.  Rahab was forced to become a harlot because she was beautiful and caught the King’s notice.  Her father encouraged it so that her sisters would get arranged marriages and her family gifts from the King.  Rahab even as a young girl knew that what her father was making her do was wrong and it made her angry that she was powerless.  Rahab knew that mens generosity lasted only as long as their lust did.  Rahab was not only smart and beautiful; she also knew in her heart who the one true God was.  She grew up on the stories of Moses and the parting of the sea and that God’s people were saved from the Egyptians.  She knew that the clay figures that her family worshiped were nothing but clay.  She might have become the harlot because she had no choice but she knew God and loved him.  She trusted her life to him.

Francine Rivers continues to bring the Bible alive in her stories.  Rahab is smart and even though she has no choice in her position in life, she makes herself indispensable to everyone in Jericho.  She turns the negatives into as many positives that she can.  Her faith amazes me.  She wasn’t raised in the faith and was forced to sell her body but her heart was God’s.  I hope you enjoyed this story half as much as I did.

Unashamed gets 5 out of 5 books.

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