Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, July 16, 2012

As Silver Refined: Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments

About The Book:  This book teaches the reader exactly how to define disappointment from God's point of view. It is a blueprint for readers who are experiencing disappointment to be able to look at their lives the way God wants them to and as a result of this teaching, learn to enbrace disappointment as a tool in which God is refines the reader. The book allows the readers to develop withn themselves something far greater than often understood. Depression and disappointment are one of the enemy's greatest tools for plundering the hearts and mind of Gods people. Instead of allowing ourselves to wallow in the bottomless well of disappointment and self pity, we must immediately fall at the feet of Jesus and ask him to help us focus on him and what he wants to teach or reveal to us. This is a wonderful tool in overcoming the often subtle attack of the enemy to steal our  joy.
Thanks Kay Arthur for allowing God to work in you to perform the blessing of teaching us how to stay connected to the source of living water.
About The Author: Kay Arthur is an international Bible teacher and four-time Gold Medallion aware-winning author of over 100 books. She founded Precept Ministries International with her husband Jack in 1970 with the vision to establish people in God's Word.  Kay has the unique ability to reach people in an exciting, effective way challenging them to change and equipping them to advance the kingdom of God. Her authority comes from the Word of God, which she continues to study zealously; her compassion stems from a life that has been touched by deep tragedy as well as great triumph; and her practicality springs from an openness of character.  Visit her ministry Web site at

My Thoughts:  After having lost my father in 2009, my aunt in 2010, my mom in 2011 and my brother-in-law in 2011 I really did not know where to turn. God seemed to have abandoned me and seemed so far away. I had no where to turn for grief support.  While checking out reading material in my church's library I found this book on "suggested read". I read the title, AsSilver Refined:  Learning To Embrace Life's Disappointments, and thought "really?"  Once I started reading the book I could not put it down. What makes this book brilliant is that God uses it to help us in our deepest pain and this I know because of all of the people that have borrowed my e-copy and have read it -  have gone out to buy their own copy and some have even bought it as a gift for someone who needs encouragement and hope! This book was a lifesaver for me.  Thank you Kay Arthur.

Disclaimer:  I was given this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books program to review. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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