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Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes.
Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab’s untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well––walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness.
A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith…of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.
Not the emotional roller coaster of Francine Rivers, but I preferred Tessa Afshar’s fictional version of the Rahab and Salmone story vs Francine River’s Lineage of Grace. I think Pearl in the Sand did a great job of bringing to life many of the events in the book of Joshua and (based on my foundational knowledge of this great bible story) was quite faithful to God’s word. Afshar does write about areas that aren’t recorded in Bible, e.g. what Rahab’s life was like before the Jewish spies came to her inn and life after Israel took her and her family in, but it does say “a novel” very clearly on the front cover… Probably the best thing about this story was seeing the reasons behind some of the Jewish laws explained in the way the God of the whole Bible meant them to be taken. Also, reading about Rahab’s faith in God throughout all her trials was so very encouraging.
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