To Be Known

Renee Ann Smith —  November 6, 2014 — 9 Comments

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“To be known through & through—including the failures of her past—and still be loved, that’s the Promised Land of a woman’s heart.”
~Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand~

Pearl-in-the-Sand-198x300Pearl in the Sand was the first book I read by Tessa Afshar. (She’s since gone on to publish three others.) I love how this novel sparks my imagination & brings the story of Rahab vividly to life. You can read my full review of Tessa’s novel at this link.

Here are a few more of my favorite quotes from the book . . .

“We long for things that harm us & run from the things that grow & heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good. God acts rightly, but to us, it seems confusing. Or sometimes plain wrong.”

“It’s time to leave fear behind or you’ll be robbed of your destiny. You don’t need confidence in yourselves or in your own power. Be strong in the Lord. When disaster seems close, don’t be discouraged. God will never leave you.”


Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: I made this graphic with an image from my account at RGB Stock Photos. Of course, PicMonkey is my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.

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Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

9 responses to To Be Known

  1. Love the picture Renee! I have to admit that recently I started making quotes from the books I read! It is so much fun to make and share with others! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Booknificent Thursday! I plan to read this one by Tessa soon! Sounds good!

  2. I love the way you share your faith, Renee.

  3. Thanks for linking up at CMB Renee! I love the quotes from the book. It sounds like it needs to go on my reading list. Enjoy a beautiful weekend. Blessings!

  4. I love fiction based on biblical characters! It just brings the stories to life!

  5. I love the graphic, Renee! Thanks for stopping by at Worthington Lower. I am sharing this post now on Twitter 🙂

  6. I love the graphic and the book looks like a good one. I will share this one.
    Blessings for you!

  7. You are just so darn graphically (and spiritually) gifted, dear Renee. I always love stopping by here every week. Sharing this on Twitter and Pinterest (and sorry I am a bit late to the party this week… Tis life with a sick toddler.)

  8. Yep, we always seen to know what’s best. And yet, if we just relax, we find out that God has an even better plan that we ever could have imagined after all!

  9. How I loved this book!!! So far, I’ve loved everything Afshar has written. She is so talented! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week! Always great to have you!

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