Tessa Afshar tackles the
intriguing biblical tale of
Rahab and Salmone in her
debut, Pearl in the Sand
(Moody).
“The more
I read
about
Rahab, the
more
amazed I
became at
her destiny,” Tessa
shares. “This Canaanite
harlot married one of
Israel’s leading men, a
man as close to a Jewish
aristocrat as you can get
in a country without
kings and princes. How
was that possible? I
wrote this story because
I hope the reader of
this story will come away
with a deeper glimpse
into her own soul,
and a more profound
understanding of God
the Father.”

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About The Author

Born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran, Tess Afshar's 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 currently serves as the leader of Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.