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Pearl in the Sand
Pearl in the Sand
A Novel
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Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible's answer is yes.  

Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab's untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well--walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness.

A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith...of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another's worth and find healing in God.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-5881-0
Publish date: August, 2010
Page Count: 320
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25
Format: Paperback
Weight: .7 LBS
Case Quantity: 48
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About Tessa Afshar
TESSA AFSHAR was voted "New Author of the Year" by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader's Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, lived there for the first fourteen years of her life, and attended an English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full- and part-time Christian work.

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Afshar has given us a very accessible person in her portrayal of Rahab—a portrayal that has the ability to reach out, draw us in and touch us profoundly. An unforgettable story, superbly written, and well worth more than one read. A great seasonal gift! Pass it forward. http://eyes2creviews.blogspot.ca/2012/11/a-woman-of-all-ages-for-all-ages.html
by eyes2see on 1/4/2013
Afshar has given us a very accessible person in her portrayal of Rahab—a portrayal that has the ability to reach out, draw us in and touch us profoundly. An unforgettable story, superbly written, and well worth more than one read. A great seasonal gift! Pass it forward. http://eyes2creviews.blogspot.ca/2012/11/a-woman-of-all-ages-for-all-ages.html
by eyes.2c on 12/11/2012
The author spends a great deal on developing the character of Rahab, which at times made the story move a little slow. Rahab was such a strong and brave woman, and her desire to please God is so inspiring. However, at times, the story did move a bit slow because of the references of what was happening at that time in history. Nonetheless, it is an inspiring story and worth reading. I STRONGLY recommend this book. Read full review at http://booksintheburbs.com/2011/08/08/monday-mini-review/
by Lisa on 2/17/2012
I loved all the stories of the Bible, still do, but the woman Rahab....her story is of a profound redemption, so miraculous, so perfectly the way of God. Beyond the emotion, I could tell the author was humbly down on her knees as she wrote this from her heart. LOVED this book, and definitely is on my "to recommend" list. I've read it several times over, myself! Read my full review http://www.amazon.com/review/RVVT3BXXPWNJL/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0802458815&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode
by Amyrjoy on 2/9/2012
This is actually a great book for anyone who wonders about the forgiveness of God and how one's past can be erased by God. The analogies used by various characters to explain to Rahab how she was accepted by God and how others such as her sister were forgiven despite such horrible sins are truly amazing. I would be hard pressed to explain it any better than Ms. Afshar does in her book. See my full review - Abookloverslibrary.weebly.com
by Rebecca on 2/2/2012
Wow! This is the first book I’ve read by Tessa Afshar, but it will not be the last. I love historical fiction, especially Biblical fiction. It always amazes me how the authors interpret the Bible stories, adding details to the stories that are not in the Bible. This book is full of adventure and romance. Finding this book was like finding a pearl in the sand, a real treasure. I give this book 5 stars! See review at http://www.shelfari.com/johnnyyak
by John on 2/2/2012

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