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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Review~As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur

As I read As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur, I kept thinking to myself, 'Everyone needs to read this book!'.  It has been a huge blessing in my life.  This is a book to keep and reread, and loan or give to others.  As Silver Refined is for anyone who has ever felt disappointed or discouraged, which I think covers us all!  It is also a book to read for anyone who has wondered why God lets certain things happen. 

I have read a few bible studies in the past by Kay Arthur, who is a best-selling author of numerous books.  I love the way she makes the reader feel like you are a friend, just sitting down to coffee with her.  She has a very personal way of getting a message across. Ms. Arthur uses many scripture references throughout As Silver Refined, as well as personal, touching stories.

The title As Silver Refined describes how God lets these disappointments in our lives (actually his 'appointments'), melt and mold us, like refined silver, into the person he would have us be-in His image.  You can give in to the disappointments and spiral deeper and deeper into depression and despair, or you can use them, through God's grace, to become a better person, a 'reflection of His goodness'. 

Throughout my health struggles, I have tried to remember that God has a plan for my life; a reason for putting me through this.  But I do get discouraged and call out 'Why?' to Him.  As Silver Refined is the best book I have read to deal with this topic, and I feel better equipped now to pull myself out of those frustrating times.
I highly recommend As Silver Refined to everyone! I look forward to re-reading it and sharing it with others. You can purchase this book at bookstores and retailers online, such as Amazon.

Here is chapter one for you to read:
As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur (Chapter 1 Excerpt)

*Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Pubishing Group's Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest opionion.

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