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New Author of the Year 2011 - Readers' Choice Award (Family fiction).

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. At the age of fifteen Rahab is forced into prostitution by her beloved father. In her years as a courtesan, she learns to mistrust men and hate herself. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walks Salmone, a respected leader of Judah. Through the tribulations of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another's worth in God and find healing from fear and rejection.

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New Author of the Year 2011 - Readers' Choice Award (Family fiction).

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. At the age of fifteen Rahab is forced into prostitution by her beloved father. In her years as a courtesan, she learns to mistrust men and hate herself. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walks Salmone, a respected leader of Judah. Through the tribulations of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another's worth in God and find healing from fear and rejection.

- Publisher TESSA AFSHAR was born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served as co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Womenrs"s and Prayer ministries at a church in Connecticut.
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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.


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Tessa Afshar

Tessa has just been named 'New Author of the Year 2011' in the Readers' Choice Awards(sponsored by Family Fiction).

Tessa was born into a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first 14 years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served as co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women's and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.

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Insightful reading
5 stars By Jacqui, 24 Apr 2013
I've known the story of Rahab for years yet this book gave it a depth that I have never known. Without loosing the scriptural correctness of the story Tessa Afshar adds the cultural and historical padding. You really feel you are there as you are captured in the emotion of the characters and the events. God's sovereignty and grace are woven through the story so even though it is a work of fiction you are left knowing more of God and His character. I was challenged to grow in my trust of God too as I learned more of Rahab and her amazing faith. 
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Beautiful redemption
5 stars By Hannah, 28 Feb 2013
With thoroughly researched historical facts, and a bit of imagination, the author takes you on a journey back to early Bible times to follow the story of Rahab. I've read and heard her story a hundred times but reading 'Pearl in the Sand' made me see Rahab in a way I've never seen before - as a woman trying not only to serve a God she doesn't know and a man she's only just met, but as a foreigner trying to integrate into a very strict Hebrew society. This was such a beautiful retelling of Rahab's story and I couldn't recommend it more highly. 
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  • Catalogue Code 305798
  • Product Code 9780802458810
  • ISBN 0802458815
  • EAN 9780802458810
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2010
  • Sales Rank #3175
  • Dimensions 19 x 139 x 209 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg
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