Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pearl in the Sand

Pearl in the Sand
Tessa Afshar
Rahab is feeling empty and has a great sense of longing. She just isn't sure what she's longing for. When she hears about the God of the Israelites she wants to get to know this God who is so loving and forgiving. Her opportunity comes when two men show up at the gate claiming to be merchants. Her life, and the life of her family, is forever altered because of that split second decision to save some lives. Can Rahab let go of her past hurts and accept the love and forgiveness of the God of Israel.

What a beautifully written story. I'm always reluctant to read Biblical fiction. It is so easy to detract from the real story. But this author has not only written a story that sticks with you long after you've finished the book, she has written it in such a way that I wanted to go back and read the story in the Bible as well. The story came alive as Rahab dealt with the guilt form her past and her unworthiness. The two main characters were flawed, but likeable and inspiring. The book really made me think about the whole story in a completely different light. I was also impressed with the amount of research that went into this book. It gave the story a very authentic feel. I enjoyed the book and the author's writing style so much that I've already purchased several of her other books.

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