Sally DeKok Huston
Cherie Hamby Kasper
Ted Nalin Senapatiratne
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This week we are giving away TEN paperback copies of the Christian Book Award-nominated Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar!
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If you could have been friends with any person mentioned in the Bible (besides Jesus), which character would you choose? Why?
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Tessa Afshar’s next highly-anticipated biblical novel, Harvest of Gold, will be releasing in June. It is the sequel to Harvest of Rubies, a 2013 ECPA Book Award nominee. Tessa took some time to answer our questions about her faith, writing, and new website. For those interested in reading some of Tessa’s work (or reading more of it), stay tuned for next week’s book giveaway from River North. In the meantime, check out her thoughtful and fascinating responses below:
Briefly tell us about your conversion to Christianity.
I grew up in the Middle East until I was almost fourteen. My parents were nominal Muslims. Although I had lived in the Christian West my whole adult life, I had never heard the gospel. I was going through a particularly difficult season in my life. One night, I had a vivid dream. In my dream I was on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. From a distance I saw a man walking toward me and I knew instantly that this was Jesus. As He drew closer, I felt very disappointed. You see, He was not handsome by any stretch of the imagination! The only Jesus I had seen up to this point was portrayed by a couple of very good-looking actors in TV movies. I thought, This is Jesus?
As He came closer I realized, Of course this is Jesus, for in His eyes I saw such depth of love and power that I almost fell to my knees. He asked me to follow Him and I did. Continue reading / Leave a comment…