There I was on the beach, stretched out like a tomcat with a full meal in his belly. Good thing, too, for dark and angry storm clouds had been moving in all day…no moon, no stars. Just surging chaos out on the waves…

Gordy the Fishing Boat, Sea of Galilee

The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder:
And Other Bible Stories from the Inside Out

Book Two in the popular Spy series

Have you ever wondered what stories stones might tell or whether a fishing boat could be friends with Peter, Jesus’ faithful disciple? In the kingdom of God, every single thing has a story to tell and a song to sing — donkeys, sewing needles, secret caves, and water jugs! From the author who introduced you to The Spy on Noah’s Ark, this collection of stories, told from the inside out, are sure to stir up your heart and mind as you read along, meeting old friends and making new ones. You are invited to be a spy at some of the most beloved stories of the Bible, placing yourself as participant and witness as you read about God’s unfolding and unfailing grace and love.


Ages 7-12

Perfect for emerging readers as well as for adults and children to read along together.


Artist: The Rev. Paul M. Schaffer


An important book on women and the Bible for general and devotional readers as well as serious biblical students and scholars. What truly distinguishes this book are the highly readable stories and portraits of each woman, warts-and-all, as they try to deal with life’s joys and challenges — not unlike women today! This is a book that I will share with my students and recommend for individual readers and small group study.

The Rev. Dr. Sheryl A Kujawa-Holbrook, Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California

Lindsay Hardin Freeman in her book The Scarlet Cord-Conversations with God’s Chosen Women has brought to life these 12 courageous women in a way that has never been done. The book is written brilliantly; the artwork is spectacular! Even with little knowledge of the Bible the reader can feel the powerful wisdom of these women.

Gayle Brinly, Amazon Review

Author Lindsay Hardin Freeman and artist Karen Canton have brought to life voices from the scriptures that speak to contemporary women, that reveal the same struggles and promises we have today. We are able to take strength from these remarkable women who speak to us like our neighbors and friends, who reveal their doubts, their fears, their faith.

Carol Barnwell, Director of Communication, Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Using this in a spiritual study group. The questions at the end of each chapter really encourage discussion about how these Bible stories of courageous and strong women hold meaning and insight for us today.

Christine Budzowski, Amazon Review

The Scarlet Cord is a ‘must read’ for both men and women, young as well as older. Lindsay Hardin Freeman not only transports you back in time, but also helps you realize what special and remarkable women, these women of the Bible, truly were. It is an inspirational read not only individually, but would be wonderful for church group or book club discussion. I intend to read it again and again. The reader will also be in awe of the wonderful illustrations by Karen N. Canton.

Ann High, Amazon Review