Monday, November 28, 2011

As Silver Refined

Answers to Life's Disappointments

Written by Kay Arthur


About This Book

What Can You Do When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned?

How do you respond when your husband or wife tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life’s savings? When the child you’ve loved and prayed for turns his back on you and your values?

When disappointments like these smash their way into your life, you may want to scream, “How could God let this happen?”

But what if God didn’t just “let it happen”? What if the things you call disappointments are really His appointments—events He is using to make you more like Christ? What if your circumstances are actually the flames of His grace, intended to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant—like refined silver?

You can be defeated by life’s unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them.

Life’s disappointments can send you on a dangerous downward spiral into discouragement, depression, or even despair. But in this eye-opening book, Kay Arthur guides you to biblical truths that will help you break that cycle and instead embrace disappointment as the cleansing fire God uses to make you—as silver refined—a reflection of His goodness.

Now includes a 16 week Bible study!

My Review: 

Kay Arthur writes great books! This books is an encouragement to us all not to let discouragement take over us when life doesn't happen like we think it should. When we question God why and don't receive the answer we are urge to continue to have faith.  The author uses her own life experiences as well as others to show us that it is the way we respond to disappointments in life that can either make us or break us. Most importantly she includes the examples found in God's Word to back up what she shares from these life experiences.

This book contains chapter on such things as Facing Stress, The Gift of Meekness, Facing the Pain, Peace Amid the Pain, A Call to Courage, and A Message of Hope. The book also includes a 13- Week Companion Bible Study that can be used for groups or personal bible study. I would recommend this book to everyone!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.



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