Coming October 31st
Step into the story of Rahab, a woman who witnessed no miracles and knew none of God’s laws. She merely heard of God’s power—and believed.
The story of Rahab appears after God commissions Joshua to lead the Israelites after the death of Moses. No sooner do the people come to the edge of the Promised Land than God puts the whole drama on hold to tell us the story of a Canaanite prostitute. This interruption of the conquest story gives us our first glimpse into the theological significance of Rahab’s story.
In the New Testament, Rahab holds a surprisingly prominent position in several key faith passages—as well as being listed in the lineage of Christ! In fact, she marries a prince! The prostitute marries a prince! This is the stuff of movies. The heartbeat of the Bible is God’s passionate pursuit of his adulterous Bride—a theme that echoes within the depths of every human heart.
But the best part? Rahab’s story is our story. It’s a story centered on three key themes, without which there would be no Bible, no gospel, and no Savior: faith, grace, and salvation. Through her daring faith, Rahab hid enemy spies, defied her king, risked her life, and found the living God. By the time you finish this six-week study, you will never look at the story of Rahab the same way again.
Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher and award-winning author who loves seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. Having experienced many heartbreaks, including abortion, date rape, divorce, and more, Shadia captures the hearts of her audience as she illustrates, through personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption. She holds a master’s in biblical and theological studies as well as a master’s in criminal justice. Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including Tamar, Hagar, Legion, and Worthy of Love and the recipient of several awards, including the 2022 WCCW “God’s Word is Alive” award. Shadia is often invited to speak at retreats, conferences, and other events and has served on faculty for a number of Christian Writers conferences. Her bible studies have been endorsed by Bible Study Magazine (Faithlife/Logos Bible Software), Liz Curtis-Higgs, Francine Rivers and many others. Currently residing in northern California, Shadia loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”
"I’m always on the lookout for Shadia’s newest Bible study. Each one is packed with rich insights, historical detail, and valuable life lessons. Shadia’s expert scholarship combined with relevant personal experiences challenge me and help me grow deeper in my faith."
—Francine Rivers, international best-selling author
"Insightful and rich in cultural details, Shadia Hrichi’s new Bible study on Rahab takes the reader on a deep and meaningful journey. Because of it, I have a fresh understanding of the God who saves. Highly recommended."
—Robin Lee Hatcher, Christy Award–winning author of The Legacy of Faith series and I’ll Be Seeing You
"Pick up this study of Rahab and feel like you’re sitting with a friend over coffee discussing what you’re learning about the God who loves you. Over and over in this study, we see that Rahab’s story is our story. It’s the story of God pursuing his beloved people—us—with grace and persistence. With a much deeper dive into this woman in the lineage of Christ, Shadia challenges us to take our faith deeper with a relentlessly faithful God. She reminds us that no one, no matter who they are or what they’ve done, is outside of God’s tender love. Just like he did with Rahab, God extends a rescue cord to each of us."
—Jennifer Crosswhite, author of the best-selling Christian romantic suspense Protective Custody
"Shadia Hrichi once again brings hope and challenge in a thrilling look at the life of Rahab. No matter your past or upbringing, Rahab teaches us what it means to trust, and walk, in faith with the unseen God, and how He can transform the seemingly insignificant into heroes of eternity."
—Tara Johnson, author of Engraved on the Heart, Where Dandelions Bloom, and All Through the Night
"In Rahab, Shadia Hrichi explores details many of us have skimmed over for years—details that make a difference in how we read, understand, apply, and share Scripture as we eagerly await the day of Christ’s return. Leading at a steady pace that encourages reflection, Shadia reveals how God uses a woman who might otherwise seem irrelevant. I enjoy how Shadia examines the stories of God’s interactions with people who are often discarded or discredited as she teaches the foundational truths of Scripture in relevant and exciting ways. I can hardly wait to join Shadia on her next adventure through Scripture!”
—Xochitl Dixon, contributing writer for Our Daily Bread and God Hears Her; author of the 2021 ECPA Christian Book Award Children’s Book Finalist, Different Like Me, and Waiting for God
"As she has done in her other outstanding Bible studies, Shadia Hrichi, in Rahab, has brought to life the story of a fascinating woman whose courage and faith in God transformed her own life and changed history. This book reveals God’s surprising ways of accomplishing his purposes through people we might least expect. Who could have imagined that Rahab, a prostitute and woman without power or influence, would be able, through her belief in God, to save her family from destruction and end up in the ancestral line of Jesus? This Bible study goes in depth, putting Rahab’s story in the context of the larger biblical narrative. Through the book’s questions and exercises, readers in group or individually will be able to probe this amazing story’s meaning and its relevance to their own lives and faith. Hrichi challenges her readers to live lives of courage and faith, and her book helps guide them in that direction.”
—Joseph Bentz, author of 8 Old Testament Passages That Changed the World
Dimensions (inches) 7.5 x 9.25
Weight (pounds) .5