It’s a title you do not see often: Hooker to Hero. But it is a true story from a long time ago. Her name was Rahab and she made her living as a prostitute. She lived in the city of Jericho at the time when God was leading his people, the Israelites, out of Egypt. God promised them the fertile land of Canaan and Jericho was one of the cities they would need to destroy to take the land.

Joshua, the Israelite leader, sent two spies into Jericho to gather information about the city. They met Rahab the Prostitute. She gave them information, hid them from the Jericho police, and helped them escape the city. In exchange, the spies promised to spare her and her family when God delivered Jericho. She did this because she believed the stories she had heard about the one true God. She believed that his people were going to take the city. They did, and the spies kept their promise and spared Rahab and her family.

She became part of the community of God’s people, eventually marrying an Israelite and having a family. And she is one of the ancestors of Jesus. She was a prostitute, a liar, a schemer, and a pagan. She was courageous, loved her family, and she believed God. She is listed in the Bible as a hero of faith.

So why write about her on a website like this? Because it may be that you are reading this and you desperately need hope in your life. You know it is a site about Jesus. You may believe — or deep down want to believe — that the things you have heard about God and Jesus are true. You want to believe someone would love you enough to die for you. You want to believe there is a life of hope, peace, joy, and purpose… even for someone like you. Even if you do not believe you are good enough. Even if you have done things you are ashamed of, lived a life that left you feeling guilty. So you are reading this wishing and hoping it could be true for you.

If Rahab can find new life, so can you.
Rahab is your good news story: Hooker to Hero. None of us are good enough to earn God’s love. And none of us are so bad that his love cannot change us. Not me. Not you. I can help you find new life in Christ. Write me at Or visit our website at