Living a fulfilling life in the midst of storms and Daughter’s Journey Knowing our worth in God’s eyes.
Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel, Land of Silence, was voted by Library Journal as one of five top Christian Fiction titles of 2016, and nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Inspirational Romance.
Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category.
Her book, Harvest of Rubies, was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category.
Her first novel, Pearl in the Sand, won her “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards 2011.
Tessa was born in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her 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 serves on the staff of one of the oldest churches in America. To see all of Tessa’s books and awards go to tessaafshar.com
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What others are saying about Tessa’s presentations:
“Tessa is an engaging and inspirational speaker . . . She is passionate about sharing God’s love and Word with others and her stories will fill you with laughter and tears.”
—Gail Soderstrom, Christ Chapel, Connecticut
“Tessa is a gentle and nurturing soul and hearing her speak is like a mini-Sabbath, a moment of grace and restoration in the Spirit.”
—Frank Peretti, New York Times best-selling author
Women at the Well
Congregational Church in Manhasset
1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030
Starting January 13th at 11:30am
To kick off our new year together, we will watch the thought-provoking documentary Finding Hygge - Exploring Denmark's Secret to Happiness. "Hygge has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world, but the Danish word and its definition are more complicated than it seems. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory documentary travels around the globe to discover the thru meaning of hygge and how to find it. Also, there will be a Ted talk on simplicity. Join us as we seek to grow more aware of ourselves, our connection to God and our connection to others. Women of all ages are welcome.
About Seeds of Faith:
Seeds of Faith’s mission is to bring together communities of women to share, educate and encourage individual faith journeys. Using award winning authors and speakers the focus is on how stories of women in the Bible can affect and inspire us today. Creating a safe and caring atmosphere where women can discuss their thoughts and questions builds trust that allow women to share their own personal stories. Seeds of Faith enhances women’s knowledge to examine and explore their faith commitment.