Friday, January 28, 2011

Pearl in the Sand

Author: Tessa Afshar
Publisher: Moody Publishers
September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8024-5881-0
Genre: Inspirational/historical/biblical

You remember reading the story of Rahab in the Bible. She’s the one that hid the spies in the city of Jericho, and then helped them escape by rope from her window on the wall of the city. She’s also the one that was spared (along with her family) when she hung a length of crimson rope from her window.

PEARL IN THE SAND takes this biblical story to a whole new level, fictionalizing this real life historical event, giving the characters personality and adding a whole new aspect to the story.

Ms. Afshar grew up in the part of the world (or near) where the story takes place so she is familiar with the landscape. She also weaves in a spiritual aspect that readers will be able to take from the book as they read it.

There are some humorous, laugh out loud moments, and the characters are realistically developed. If you like biblical fiction, then you’ll want to read PEARL IN THE SAND. $13.99. 336 pages.

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