An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab

Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard

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Based on the story found in the Old Testament, An Unexpected Hero follows the biblical narrative of the heroine Rahab, imagining how she responded to the events recorded in Scripture (Joshua 2:6, Matthew 1:5, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25).

Rahab is an adventurous young girl who enjoys playing with her siblings in the big, bustling city of Jericho. As she grows up, she makes a lot of bad choices, then desperately wants to change her life. Does God have a special plan for Rahab?

When two Israelite spies come to Rahab's door, she bravely offers them a place to hide. Then God gives her a great idea to help them escape and the spies agree to protect Rahab and her family once Israel takes over Jericho. And when that day finally comes, God keeps His promise to Rahab because of her faithfulness and courage, even making her a great-great-great-great-great-grandmother to Jesus.

Reading this together with your child will give opportunities to talk about following God and being courageous even in very difficult situations. With God's help, you can be just like Rahab - called and courageous.

Written by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard
Illustrated by Eric Elwell

Hardback: 48 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (May 7, 2019)
Weight: 409g
Dimensions: 22.9 x 22.9 x 1cm