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Pearl in the Sand

By Tessa Afshar


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.

Book Takeaway:

No matter how many mistakes you may have made, God's love for you never wavers, nor does His desire to restore your life.


Year Title Description
2011 New Author of the Year, Readers Choice Awards Sponsored by Family Fiction Magazine

Why the author wrote this book:

Rahab was a woman with a past, a harlot from Canaan who actually married one of the leaders of Judah—a man from one of the most distinguished families of Israel. As if this marriage was not in itself utterly astounding, the birth of her son placed Rahab in the lineage of Jesus. Think about that: some of the DNA of this former harlot swam in Jesus’ blood stream. Of all the women in the world, God chose this woman for such an honor. I think that tells us as much about God’s heart as Rahab’s. I wanted to know what helped Rahab rise out of the ashes of her past to live such a redeemed and influential life.


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