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Rahab’s Courage Book Excerpt!

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Book:  Rahab’s Courage

Author: Naomi Craig

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Release date: August 17, 2021

A scarlet cord tethers one ruined woman to the salvation of mankind.

Harboring two fugitives in a city slated for destruction, Rahab has one small chance of escape. In exchange for their safety, she bargains for her own. Their agreement rewards her courage, and she flees Jericho and a life of prostitution for a new life among the people of Israel. Never again will she have to depend on anyone—especially men.

Except Salmah won’t take the hint.

High ranking soldier and leader of the tribe of Judah, Salmah is determined not to repeat his parents’ mistakes. He will keep the Lord’s commandments. Rahab’s growing faith fits right in with phase one of his plans: find a wife who loves the Lord and settle down in the new land.

Rahab finds shelter and meaning in the Lord’s ways until her past comes back to haunt her. As her new faith is put to test, she finds herself alone. Isn’t that what she’d always wanted?

With her courage waning, only the Lord can turn Rahab’s life around again, but will He do it before she loses everyone and everything that really matters to her—to her heart?


Book Excerpt

She complied, face unreadable. If she had done something to Nathan…

“Don’t turn around. There’s a soldier on the wall behind you.” She froze. “Continue about your business as normal.”

She set her jug down and lowered a dipper into the nearest jar. Either she believed he could reach her before she screamed, or her motives weighed genuine.

“Where is Nathan?” Salmah growled above a whisper. “What have you done with him?”

The woman poured the dipper into her jar, eyes on Salmah’s bandaged ankle and brandished sword. “Your friend is safe. He is waiting for you in my house.”

Salmah swiped his shoulder across his mouth. “Why didn’t he come back?”

“It’s easier for me to hide one man than two.”

“Why should I believe you?”

She stared directly at him. “I haven’t alerted the soldiers.”


Salmah’s eyes narrowed. “That could be because they are lying in wait.”

“The truth is,” the woman’s face gave no indication of her thoughts, “I have what you need. Information. I can tell you the layout of the city, the habits and patterns of every soldier. I can help you. And I can take you to your friend.” She glanced toward the inner gate. An act, or legitimate nervousness?

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About the Author

Naomi writes Historical Fiction set in Bible times.
She lives in a small town in the south-eastern mountains of Arizona
She is an avid reader, Pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom.