Scarlet Hope: Quenching the Firestorms of Violence
Scarlet Hope: Quenching the Firestorms of Violence reflects on the epidemic of youth violence engulfing Chicago and afflicting other American cities, creating havoc and distress. However, this book doesn’t focus on the problem, but on hope as a solution to this social dilemma. The authors highlight the inspirational, Biblical narrative of a harlot named Rahab. She, against all odds, saw an irrevocable curse of violence broken for herself and her family. This was done through personal acts of kindness inspired by hope in God’s mercy, which she found in a scarlet cord. This book utilizes Rahab’s story as a basis for a campaign of hope geared toward boosting goodwill and morale from person to person, place to place and from house to house. The authors contend that a wide campaign of hope will quench the firestorms of violence, helping youth to come into a hope and a future.