As Silver Refined: Answers to Life's DisappointmentsKay Arthur
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 yo... Read More
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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.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Jul 19, 2011
- UPC: 9781400073481
- Height: 0.97
- Width: 6.12
- Length: 8.97
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 356
- Publish Date: Jul 19, 2011
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012120 , REL006000 , REL077000"
- ISBN: 1400073480
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- Must Read by kdwhatley on 11/9/2011
Kay Arthur's new book is compelling and thought provoking, just like her others. She never disappoints her readers. "As Silver Refined" is answer's to life's disappointments. I thought it was very interesting that she begin the book back in ancient days in a Judean village. There she takes us through the process of refining silver in the fire. It was a very interesting process and made me realize her thoughts that we are His precious treasure. I really liked how she said we should turn our ddisappointments into His Appointments. It's hard to do but a good thought pattern to get in. It helped me to see that you must face regrets over the past to forgive and forget. This is one book I will keep and read over and over again. To have victory over Discouragement we must be Strong and Courageous. I recommend this book to everyone, the author addresses many things we all face.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...]: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."