Friday, November 11, 2011

Pearl in the Sand review

A big thanks to Netgalley and Moody Publishers and Tessa Afshar for letting this book be available to me.

(book description from amazon)
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.

Pearl in the Sand was an incredible retelling of the biblical story of Rahab. The way Afshar told the story you get a better idea of how Rahab's life might have been after she helped the spies. Rahab's faith in God was a wonderful child like faith . There was several times that this story brought tears to my eyes , especially when Rahab was having trouble seeing her worth , all she could see was her past and the fear of rejection from Salmone. I love how Afshar showed through Rehab, how that God's love is unconditional and forgiving. Reading about Rahab's relationship with Salmone enforced all the more how only God can change your heart and help you over come your past and move on to a great love. A wonderful story of love and worth that can only be seen through God. I loved this book and would highly recommend it . Don't miss out on your chance to see just what it means to be a Pearl in the Sand.
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