People are talking about Tessa Afshar's spring retreat!
We had a wonderful turn out and again Tessa was an amazing speaker with many comments...
“So sincere, Tessa speaks from the heart.”
“Tessa’s presentations very thought provoking.”
“Surpassed my expectations. Her presentation was so natural, inspiring and informative.”
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
Here is a short clip from Tessa at last year's retreat. Listen how effective she is in her message to us!
Also, watch a short clip where Lisa is telling a terrific little story about the Daughters of Zelophehad from the book of Numbers in the Old Testament. This changed the course of history for inheritance for women!
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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
Women at the Well is an excellent opportunity to experience a community of women who care. Here is what Rev. Lori Burgess who leads the group recently described her thoughts about Women at the Well.
"I think about how often our world feels defeating and the issues overwhelming. But I think too about the moments that we leave our time together feeling a little bit better about the world. Often I know I leave believing in the goodness of others and believing a little more in myself to make positive change. This is the gift of WATW. As we walk our own unique paths, we find comfort in each other. We find solace in the notion that love always wins."
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.