Sunday, May 27, 2012
As Silver Refined By Kay Arthur
As Silver Refined, Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments by Kay Arthur is probably one of the best books she has written. I have many of Kay's book's, and honestly they are ALL amazingly well-written, but I really love this book! Kay speaks to the reader about disappointments, things that we had hoped for that did not materialize, and the sovereignty of God. Kay Arthur teaches the reader that our disappointments are truly "His appointments" and that we have to trust in the creator of the universe that He has a plan and a purpose for our lives and that although sometimes we don't understand it or like it, He truly is in control. Kay uses a lot of Biblical truths throughout this book to back up each point that she makes, and the chapters are each amazing to read as a whole, or to easily jump to if you need to be ministered to or are ministering to someone else. I personally just encouraged a dear friend who is having a marriage crisis by jumping to chapter eight, "Peace amid the Pain" and was able to pull the message and the scriptures out of this chapter for my friend to have the promises of God to hold to during her trial. Other chapters are equally useful such as "When you feel you're a failure" and "Always in Triumph". I read the e-book version and also received this is softcover format, which has an amazing study guide in the back for a small group, or individual study. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. This is really a MUST read! The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"GuidesConcerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.