03 December, 2011

As Silver Refined, by Kay Arthur

As Silver Refined: Answers to Life’s Disappointments captures some of Kay Arthur’s teaching and brings it to us in written form. To me, it seemed to be a compilation of an encouraging book for women to see God amidst life, a Bible study which brings truth to each day’s circumstances in raw relevance, and a sisterly chat over a cup of tea from a mentor with a heart for God. Not a bad deal!

The truth she shares is true… and often hard to live out. Life is full of happiness, but it also brings much waiting, hurt, and disappointments. When things turn unsure or even sour, do I relish my standing in Christ and lean on Him for strength? Or do I feel alone and angry, despairing in the seeming lack of hope? In this study – designed for thirteen weeks – she embarks the reader on a journey towards habitual cycles of freedom and the realization that God wants to make us as silver refined – a living reflection of His goodness and grace.

This book would make an excellent choice for either personal reading or to be studied as a women’s group. Although I have mixed thoughts on other studies by this author (and need to review and pray about them more before stating anything further!), I found this book to be excellent, thought provoking, and eye opening. I am grateful to have received it for review.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Publishers. 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.”

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