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Pearl in the Sand Audiobook

Pearl in the Sand

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Striking beauty comes at a price. Rahab paid it when at the age of 15 she was sold into prostitution by the one man she loved and trusted—her father. With her keen mind and careful planning she turned heartache into success, achieving independence while still young. And she vowed never again to trust a man. Any man. God had other plans. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walked Salmone, a prominent leader of Judah, held in high esteem by all Israel. A man of faith, honor, and pride. An enemy. What is a woman with a wrecked past to do when she wants to be loved, yet no longer believes it possible? The walls of Jericho are only the beginning. The real battle for Rahab will be one of the heart.

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©2010 Tessa Afshar (P)2011 Oasis

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    Joshua Huntington Beach, CA, United States 06-18-11
    Joshua Huntington Beach, CA, United States 06-18-11 Member Since 2010

    fiction monster

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    "A woman's heart revealed"

    I wish I'd have been able to listen to this book before I married. I've never read or watched anything that gave such an honest and in depth portrayal of a love story that reached across courtship and deeply into the complications of marriage. For anyone who is or has been married, I would recommend this as a good way to understand your partner and their complex thoughts and fears that contribute to the health of that relationship.
    The story was good and well told. It held my interest throughout and I finished the book in a short time as a result. It gave me a lot to think about as well, shining light into some very harsh passages in the Bible which, at a surface level, appear to be God-sanctioned ethnic cleansing. These parts of the Bible have given its detractors ammunition as examples of a wrathful God.
    This book used historical context to underline the will of God in detroying the Canaanite civilization as something terrible, but also just. Their society devalued the weak, the alien, the poor, and the young. It also emphasized God's anger at those who persecute the weak and are cruel to children. The citizens of Jericho had a nasty habit of sacrificing their children to their gods. This book took the view that God couldn't abide that sort of thing forever, so He used the nation of Israel to destroy it.

    The narrator was very good at portraying the characters, and I also liked her accent, as it went well with the story. The fly in the ointment was the frequent sounds of swallowing and gulping. That should have been sound edited, as it was annoying and distracting. Even with this one detraction, this was still a very worthwhile listen.

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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-01-15
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2015

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "Pearl in the sand"

    Amazing! Tessa Afshar in an incredible historical, biblical fiction writer. This is the story of Rahab, a harlot turned mighty woman of God. If you have ever felt ashamed of your past or had regrets of past choices, then this book is for you. I feel as if God spoke to me through her words.

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    Peggy Yukon, OK, United States 05-13-11
    Peggy Yukon, OK, United States 05-13-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book!"

    This is such a great book. The author re-tells the story of Rahab and makes you think about what her life may have been like. It is such a great story of God's love for us and His amazing grace to us while we are still in our sin. I love the story of Rahab because it offers such hope. I have listened to this book twice already and highly recommend it.

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    inspiredbooksguide Birmingham, AL, United States 10-12-12
    inspiredbooksguide Birmingham, AL, United States 10-12-12
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    "Awesome!"

    The story line really brought the bible to life. The writer effectively fleshed out the story of Rahab and Solomon. It was very engaging. I hated for the book to end.

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    Maria Kannapolis, NC, United States 02-23-11
    Maria Kannapolis, NC, United States 02-23-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Very Good Story"

    I enjoyed this book very much. It was very compelling. It made me want to read the Biblical account of her life also.

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    Sasha 11-22-16
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    "Great book, interesting to listen to"

    Loved listening to the book, will recommend to friends and family. Worth the money

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    towanda 11-14-16
    towanda 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, Irritating Background Noise"
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    I found the story very interesting. I even enjoyed the narrator. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of listening to the story with headphones and the sound of someone chewing and swallowing in the background was VERY irritating.

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    Victoria 11-10-16
    Victoria 11-10-16
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    "Great Book"

    Great book with biblical principles that you will remember long after listening.

    Narration is incredible.

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    Renee 10-22-16
    Renee 10-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Rahab"

    I enjoyed this biblical story with clever fictional events added in. It made me go to the bible and reread the true account of Rahab's story and the Israelites. The author did a great job using real facts and adding to them. I highly reccomend reading this story and comparing it to God's story it was a lot of fun!

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    Wendy Glosser 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration"

    It was hard to take breaks from this book! The narration was one of the best!

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    "Passionate"

    . what a moving account loved it and was sorry when it reached its conclusion

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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