October 26, 2011

Book Review - As Silver Refined

Hi Everyone... today I am going to post a review about a book titled, As Silver Refined.

Incredibly written… the author shows us how all of life’s disappointments are for a reason. We will all go through times in our lives where things are not going the way we want it to.  Relationships will be shaken, or end. Financially we will struggle at least at some point.  The real question is… how will you perceive these times in your life? Will you wallow in your disappointments, or will you see them for what they really are?  Attacks from the enemy!

Kay Arthur writes about spiritual warfare, a topic I have never really read about before. I have to say that my eyes were opened to a whole new way of perceiving life’s downfalls. I love the way she makes us aware of how our God uses each and every situation, struggle, and disappointment to refine us.  Like a smelter… we are refined like silver, until he is able to see his own image in us. How amazing is that vision?!

Kay digs down into what she calls the deadly D’s.

  • -       Disappointment
  • -       Discouragement
  • -       Dejection
  • -       Despair
  • -       Demoralization

I love that she also includes at the end of her book a 13 week bible study guide!  All throughout the book, Kay uses steadfast biblical principles and lots of scripture passages to get her points across.

I will have to admit, that I found this book a little slow for my personal taste, but I cannot speak for everyone. I found that I was, at times, having a hard time making myself push on to finish reading it. Once I got to the end though, I would have to say that it was worth it.

You can read a sample from her book here -AMAZON.COM

I would definitely recommend this book to someone who has gone through hardships, or who is having trouble understanding and questioning why our God would allow us to go through such painful things. 

I actually have two or three people in mind right off hand who I think I will be passing this book along to.
I have not yet finished the 13 week study guide, but I can’t wait to dive into this subject matter at a deeper level, which I am sure Kay Arthur does… whenever I need reminding that even though things may get “heated” in my life… God is right there, watching, waiting, refining.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. However, my review of this book is my own, and I was free to review positively or negatively as I seen fit.