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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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    Suzduz 28/04/2016
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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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  • Joshua
    Huntington Beach, CA, United States
    18/06/11
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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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Easley, SC, United States
    01/06/15
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Peggy
    Yukon, OK, United States
    13/05/11
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
    Kannapolis, NC, United States
    23/02/11
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • lana
    27/01/17
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    "Good story"

    Didn't like being able to hear the reader swallow. Didn't like having music between chapters. Liked the story line .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • towanda
    14/11/16
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    "Good story, Irritating Background Noise"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    05/07/16
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    "Great Story! Creatively crafted."

    Enjoyed the storyline but had a challenge with the music between each chapter - very distracting.

    I really like the way different parts of the story connected throughout causing it to all come together. The author weaved interesting bits of biblical and historical facts throughout which aided in creating visual pictures in one's mind.

    I was a little put off at times because the narrator's swallowing could be heard during some parts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan P
    25/04/16
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    "OUTSTANDING!!!"

    We have all read the story of Rahab. Tessa Afshar makes this story come alive. As you listen to this story, you feel all the drama and passion in the lives of Rahab and Salmone. We did not want this book to end!! Highly recommend it!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Azure Goltz
    31/07/17
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    "Redeaming love"

    This book is life changing! Read it and prepare for being changed in a miraculous way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • judy
    Austin, Tx, United States
    16/07/17
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    "The Story of Rahab after the fall of Jericho"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pearl in the Sand to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I only listened to the audio.


    What other book might you compare Pearl in the Sand to and why?

    I think it's like some of the Lynn Austin books I've read which takes Biblical history and tells stories about the impact on ordinary and famous people of the time.


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    A dramatic voice that could change to other characters so you knew who was speaking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Rehab and the Jews after Jericho


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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