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Unashamed (Lineage of Grace #2)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  7,364 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
2001 Christy Award winner!
Book 2 in the Lineage of Grace series by best-selling author Francine Rivers. In her trademark style, Francine tells the compelling story of Rahab from the book of Joshua. Readers will gain a fresh understanding of God's work through the life of this unlikely woman in the lineage of Christ.
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Published (first published September 18th 2000)
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Jules Q
Jul 09, 2008 Jules Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been intending to read this series of novellas for several years now, but as I read them this summer I realize that I may not have been ready earlier for all God is now teaching me. I have been learning much in recent years about the times of the patriarchs, and these small books focusing on the five women noted in the genealogy of Christ have given me greater insight than I ever imagined. From Tamar’s desperate attempts to awaken Judah’s sense of obligation, to Rahab’s great faith in the ...more
Sep 28, 2007 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the story of Rahab. This book, in particular, out of the whole series was my favorite.
Wendy Sparkes
#2 Lineage of Grace

This is definitely my favourite retelling of this series by Francine Rivers. The book of Ruth is my favourite story from the Bible, but while I liked some aspects of the author's retelling of that story, there were others that I just didn't. Not so with this retelling of the story of Rahab from the book of Joshua.

I really liked how her faith was portrayed and how she held fast against all the odds, and how she dared to reach out to the God of Israel, despite her past, and bec
Jul 25, 2011 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now THIS was a much better book in the series than the first one about Tamar. Rahab's story showed the sometimes mysterious way that the Holy Spirit creates faith in unexpected places (unexpected to us, not to the Lord) and her desire to have a fresh start and new place with her spiritual family. Her past is not glossed over or ignored, rather she expresses regret not only for the choices forced on her, but those she made of her own free will since that time. We see her struggle with her family, ...more
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Jun 20, 2016 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally can relate to Rahab and God's knowing all I would be a part of and STILL He loves me and drew me to Him. He is a good good Father!! This is my favorite so far from the Lineage of Grace!
Feb 03, 2009 Vivian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This whole series is amazing!!! God used these women regardless of what others thought of them. He saw through to the heart of each of them (right past their sins & faults), and used the gifts and talents that He gave them to bring us a Savior that we despearately need/needed. It speaks to God's capacity to love and forgive us! It shows the humble beginings from which Christ was born.
Carrie Daws
Oct 28, 2014 Carrie Daws rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story of Rahab as seen through Francine Rivers's eyes. It is an easy and enjoyable telling, but gave me a new way to consider parts of the story of Jericho that I hadn't thought of before . . . which ultimately puts a yearning in me to go back to the Bible to read again what God has told us. I love it when a book does that!
Apr 14, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quite-enjoyed
Rahab is one of my favorite women of the Bible! I loved this book the best so far! What else can I say? If you know the story of Rahab from the Bible, then this book is basically just that. But I love Rahab the way she just KNEW that God is supreme, and never waivered. Love it.
Sherri Hayes
Mar 29, 2014 Sherri Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a sweet story! Francine Rivers brings a story to life! Although based on Rahab, I found myself focusing on how much God loves us and how he goes to extremes to rescue us and bless us beyond our wildest dreams.
Jan 28, 2009 Cortney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book focused on Rahab, a woman of the Bible chosen by God chosen to demonstrate great Faith to God in a land of where all worship idols and false gods.

Excellent book...this whole series is FANTASTIC!
Nov 26, 2015 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rahab has always been a favorite historical person. What a pleasure to read an account of the grace and honor extended to her:
Jun 14, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book! easy one day read!
Wren (WrensReads)
Honestly, I love Francine Rivers’ writing with all my heart.

She is so on FIRE for Christ and you can see that buried in her words.

This series is an interesting one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible and those stories about women. She puts her own twist on her versions on this story, but she doesn’t take out any truth to the story. What I mean by that is even though we don’t know it happened the way she wrote it, doesn’t mean it didn’t actually happen the way
Feb 14, 2008 Mindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, christianity
This book tells the story of Rahab in the book of Joshua, the prostitute who assisted Israel's spies when they came to Jericho.

While the story began a little slow, I ultimately could not put it down. I laughed, I cried. The story stays close to the details in the Bible, while tying together a few ends into a possibility.

The slowness in the beginning is with the characterization of Rahab as a prostitute---he description is slightly generic. As the story unfolds, I am drawn into certain details o
Rhonda Smallwood
You know, as a Christian, I know that Jesus would have died for me even if I was the only one that needed him to. But that's also an impossible event as everyone sins. That thought is beautiful but I can't wrap my head around it because of the impossibility. It's hard for that to be real to me. But this story about Rahab depicts how God help up the entire army of Israel for one single woman. I realized things that I never realized before. How God told Joshua what his plan was before the spies ev ...more
The Lineage of Grace series consists of 5 books, all fictional accounts of biblical women in the genealogy of Christ. Rivers does a good job portraying each of the famous characters and giving their point of view in the unique situations. Most people are familiar with at least some of these stories, but reading a personal account shines a different light on the well-trod ground. The five books are listed below with the title and the woman they feature.

Unveiled – Tamar
Unashamed - Rahab
This was probably my favorite in the five novellas that make up Francine Rivers "Lineage of Grace" series. My favorite because I have always been encouraged that if God loved and saved Rahab and allowed her to get her family safely out of Jericho, then there is hope for those I love who do not believe in God or are on the run from Him. Rivers outdid herself in weaving the story with details about how it would have been in Rahab's home when she crowded her family in with their children to await t ...more
Dec 28, 2012 Ruby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Francine's talent in making biblical character's come alive. She makes them memorable. She stays solid and sticks with the facts then adds emotion. She does not attempt to change the bible to benefit her personal belief's. Which is something I was concerned about before reading these book's. At the end of her books she encourages personal or group study and adds a guide to help you. There were more chapter's of the bible used as a reference for this book but start in Joshua chapter 2 and ...more
Tiffany Huffman
Aug 06, 2015 Tiffany Huffman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't even realize that Salmon and Rahab were part of the line of Christ until I started this book a while ago. I'm glad I came back and finished this. Francine Rivers hasn't disappointed me yet with her works of fiction. This short novel was an awesome way to tell the story of a seemingly small portion and character of the Bible. This would be a great book to use for a book study!
Oct 28, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women struggling with their past
Shelves: women-personal
This was my second time reading "Rahab". Francine Rivers' Lineage of Grace series is an amazing set of books told in historical fiction style.
God's redemption story shines in this book. Rahab comes to a saving faith without the law, without growing up with the Israelites. She believes. Not much more can be said.
I loved this book the first time and now the second time as research.
Leah Douglas
I thought it was fine. In my opinion, if you're going to turn a true story into a novel, you might as well take some more risks than she did though. Give me MORE history, MORE character development with other characters, MORE plot, etc. It was remarkably safe.
Gaylynn Jameson
Jun 18, 2014 Gaylynn Jameson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You may have heard of Rahab, yes her descendants were in the lineage of Jesus. Details how a non-Hebrew came to believe in Jehovah God, and saved her family at the battle of Jericho. We should be so brave. To stand up for our God. Loved it!
Donald Stevens
Jun 03, 2014 Donald Stevens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read. Just last month our Pastor gave a sermon on Jericho. He went into detail of the alters that were made and the reasoning behind them. UNASHAMED is so close to the biblical story with a few extra details that make a lot of sense.
I really do love the story of Rahab, but this book was not what I expected. It turned out okay, but wasn't as interesting as I had hoped.
Cynthia  Sanders
Mar 28, 2014 Cynthia Sanders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Francine Rivers & this presentation of Rahab as a novella was very well done. The characters really came alive & it was a quick read.
Mar 21, 2016 Adriana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Rahab's line of thoughts felt kinda cheesy in this book, so that was a bummer. It was good but Francine can do better.
Rose on aish
As in all her her books I've read till now, Francine Rivers astounds the reader in her book "Unashamed", telling the story of Rahab. Francine Rivers writes about Rahab in a way that fits into God's plan, and how she craved to follow God and live among His people. This story made my heart come closer to God! I could feel His embrace and His acceptance. Such a great feeling. I think Francine Rivers would have written this story so much better if she'd just gone deeper, because she writes with such ...more
Lori Henrich
Nov 22, 2015 Lori Henrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Rahab. Rahab was the harlot of Jericho that saved the two Israelite spies that arrived to scope out the land. Before they left to return to Joshua to give their report, Rahab made them promise to save her and her family from the destruction that was sure to come. Rahab has heard the stories that preceded their arrival and believed that the God they followed was the one true God. Rahab wanted to also follow their God and to turn away from the trade she was sold into by her fa ...more
Apr 06, 2016 Lois rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read it if you get annoyed by historical inaccuracies:

In this tale, Rahab is looked down on by other inhabitants of Jericho for her profession as a prostitute. If I'm not mistaken, prostitution was a sacred act carried out by temple priestesses, so I don't think such a profession would have been viewed as dishonorable, especially if she shared a bed with the king.
When Rahab hears about the law against fornication, she nonchalantly agrees without any surprise or question at all. Weird for
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New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Lineage of Grace (5 books)
  • Unveiled: Tamar (Lineage of Grace #1)
  • Unshaken: Ruth (Lineage of Grace, #3)
  • Unspoken: Bathsheba (Lineage of Grace, #4)
  • Unafraid: Mary (Lineage of Grace, #5)

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