Tessa Afshar





Tessa Afshar

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TESSA AFSHAR was born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her 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 has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in Connecticut.


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Finally! The cover design for my next book is here. While there may be a few small adjustments, this is basically the cover for Harvest of Gold, the sequel to Harvest of Rubies, which will be available in July, 2013. Harvest of Gold is a love story. But at its core, it is also a [...]
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Average rating: 4.29 · 4,174 ratings · 724 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Pearl in the Sand (Harvest ...
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Harvest of Rubies (Harvest ...
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Harvest of Gold (Harvest of...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 500 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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In the Field of Grace
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Pearl in the Sand, Sampler
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Harvest of Rubies, Sampler
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Harvest of Gold Sampler
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“We long for things that harm us and run from the things that grow and heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

“I mean that the reason God seems to act in ways that make no sense to us is that our perceptions are wrong. Our expectations are subtly twisted. We long for things that harm us and run from the things that grow and heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good. God acts rightly, but to us, it seems confusing. Or sometimes plain wrong.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

“A woman needs to feel safe in love. She needs to know her husband accepts everything about her and still loves her. To be known through and through, including the failures of her past, the shortcomings of her character, and still be loved, that's the Promised Land of a woman's heart! That's where she finds rest.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

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