An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab

An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab


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Have Faith That God Will Help You Do Great Things

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.

With God's help, you can be just like Rahab—called and courageous.


Called and Courageous Girls - Bible Heroes That Inspire Your Child's Faith in God

Called and courageous girls are disciples, political and spiritual leaders, philanthropists, moms, businesspeople, evangelists, prophets, and so much more. Called and courageous women of the Bible face overwhelming odds, finding strength, faith, and courage to join God's Story.

Through examples of steadfast faith and—ultimately—God's direction, the Called and Courageous Girls series invites your children to answer God's calling to discover and use their talents, passions, and gifts to journey with Him on a lifelong adventure.

God is calling every courageous hero—including your child— to arise, trust in Him, and join the Greatest Story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736973731
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Called and Courageous Girls Series , #4
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 511,622
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rachel Spier Weaver is a recruiter at HOPE International and has worked as a career counselor at the University of Florida and Dickinson College. She is passionate about sharing stories of women of God who led in extraordinary ways. She lives with her husband, Shane, and their two children, Norah and Jack.

Anna Haggard is coauthor of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good and Mission Drift, a 2015 Christianity Today Book Award winner. A writer and editor for the Brethren in Christ U.S., Anna previously was a staff writer for HOPE International. She is delighted to write for children (her favorite people).

Eric Elwell is a freelance illustrator who blends traditional and digital art techniques. When he's not hanging out in western New York with his beautiful wife and giving piggyback rides to his three children, he enjoys roasting coffee. Connect with him at

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An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GratefulGrandma 4 months ago
This book is a simple retelling of the Bible story about Rahab, the Israelite spies, and the conquering of Jericho. The details are based on the bible story, but the author does a great job of gentling this story for children. Rahab is depicted at a young woman who makes the wrong choices so is not sure why God would speak to her or want her to help him, instead of saying that she was a prostitute. The Walls of Jericho come down, but there are not fatalities of blood and gore. I liked that the message was still there though. This is a good addition to the Called and Courageous Girls depicting an unlikely hero. The illustrations are well done, with bright colours and they started a few discussions between my grandson and I. The text is not too much to cause children to lose interest in the story, but enough to tell the tale. Overall, my grandson enjoyed this story and wanted to know if this book was at the church in the library. He wanted to share it with his Sunday School class as they has learned about Rahab recently. I recommend this story to Christian families, Christian schools, or Sunday Schools. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Bellasgram1217 5 months ago
This is the story of Rahab from the Bible. I found this a good book for children to learn the courage and true belief of one of the women in the Bible. Rahab does not have an easy life, 2 Israelites come and tell her they are going to take Jericho. The King of Jericho is not happy to hear they are there and Rahab decides if she will follow the Israelites God or the King. She decides to hide the 2 men and keep them safe. She is reward when the men return. It is written in such a way children can understand it. There are illustrations in the book. I recommend this for any Sunday School and children 5+.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I love the Called & Courageous Girls series! Each book features a lesser known women of God and is written in a way that gives us a glimpse of what it was like to be them. While each book is Biblically sound, the author clarifies that it's written imagining how they felt, how they thought, but ultimately showcases how they trusted God in their circumstances. In the book of Rahab I appreciate how the author addresses how Rahab did not always make wise choices, but was searching for true happiness. The book continues on with how she chose God and how God saved her and her family. The world needs many, many more Godly books like these for young children to grow up listening to!
Sarah823SP 12 months ago
Things I liked about the book: Before the story began, the scripture references were shared that mention Rahab. And it explains that Rahab is a heroine of the Old Testament, and this is the author imagining how the events of the biblical narrative occurred. Illustration seem realistic and narrate a different time and culture for our current generation who may not be able to imagine a world without technology! The illustrations also help bring the story to life. Way Rahab's career is explained--"Rahab began spending time with people who didn't really love her and who treated her poorly. She made a lot of bad choices." Child sensitive but honest. Rahab's wonders that reveal her thinking-- Could the God of the Israelites love me too?, Would God listen to Rahab? The way the dialogue and story is told with Rahab having many choices, and processing how her choice could impact her. As well as the Israelites' God's role in her life. The story concludes with Rahab discovering that God loved her too, and that she became a part of the greatest Story on Earth- connected to Jesus. Reflection Questions at the end. Great higher level thinking questions to help children comprehend and apply the knowledge of God in their lives. Author/Illustrator note at the end of the book- how we celebrate Rahab's courage. Well written and true to the Biblical narrative, yet embellished to bring it to life. Wonders: illustrations are layered and have a 3D element- I like them, but sometimes the faces might be creepy to children, and other pages they are clear and full of emotions. How the illustrator created them- with digital and traditional mediums. I wish it told us more about it. This is my first called and courageous girls book- are the others this good? and well done? I think I may need to find out! Could some of the verses be quoted about Rahab in the text to connect it better? Blessed to partner with Harvest Kids and get an advance copy