Author Bonnie Winters gives the reader exactly that in this fictional account of the true Bible character, Rahab, the prostitute of Jericho. Written from Rahab’s point of view, this is both a good and worthy read.
Bonnie’s characters are well-rounded, involved in conflict, and reveal diverse emotions as they are moved through the plot via dialogue, narration, and a touch of romance.
The setting itself gives the reader a glimpse of Jericho from the inside and what it might have felt like when the Israelites marched around the walls day after day in silence–not to mention getting the perspective of a woman trapped in a lifestyle she was forced into.
For any woman with a tainted past who wonders how she could possibly find favor with a Holy God, this is a beautiful account of mercy and redemption when it seemed most impossible. And that is the authors intrinsic message.
Her inspiration for this novel came after hearing the realities of human sex trafficking. A pastor’s wife, mentor, and grandmother, Bonnie Winters has a heart for reaching the hurting people of the world. In fact, she donates the profits from the sales of Daughter of Scarlet to various ministries around the world, including ours.
You can read an excerpt here.
The book can be purchased by e-mailing Bonnie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through her website www.bonniewinters.com. Please indicate to where you prefer the profit donated: A rescue ministry (for victims of human trafficking) or to our work among the indigenous women here in Southern Mexico.
What other’s have said about the book:
Daughter of Scarlet is a masterful blend of fiction with Biblical truth. – Patricia Protzman, Faithwriters 500 memberNo one makes a Bible story come alive better than Bonnie Winters. – Delia Latham, author of Goldeneyes and Yesterday’s Promise This would be…a great gift and well worth the purchase – Cheryl Turnbull, Mentoring Women in Ministry