Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pearl In the Sand by Tessa Afshar

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Pearl In The Sand
Moody Publishers (September 1, 2010)

Tessa Afshar


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 Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in Connecticut.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Pearl In The Sand, go HERE

Watch the book video:


Unknown said...

This sounds good. I like the cover. I like Francine Rivers books about Biblical women, too, so this really appeals to me.

Laura Frantz said...

Ruth, This is totally off topic. I just finished N&S and need your review to bolster me up:) Only I can't find in your archives. Maybe because I've been crying - lol!? HELP! Bless u bunches.

Unknown said...

@Terra - I'm really looking forward to diving into this book, it sounds so good! And I just love the job the publisher did with this cover.

@Laura - Oh yay! So happy you finished N&S...hoping the tears of joy have abated. :) I had forgotten this when your posts on the subject prompted me to dig into my old blog archives - I somehow never did official reviews of N&S. Shocking, right? I think maybe I was intimidated by it's awe-inspiring fabulousness. Either that or I wanted to keep Richard Armitage to myself, LOL! Anyways, I want to get reviews up soon in the coming weeks, so look for them hopefully sooner rather than later. :) Can't wait to read your thoughts!