Kay Arthur does a remarkable job of finding the positive in the harsh negatives of life in "As Silver Refined". She takes the difficult question of "How could God let this happen?", and shows us that sometimes it takes God's cleansing fire to make us "as silver refined", a reflection of Him. I was drawn into this book from page 1. She paints a beautiful portrait with words. The refiner's fire, the ore being crushed and subjected to the heat. The impurities being drawn off the surface, and finally, something beautiful, the reflection of the refiner in the shining silver.
Read the first chapter here: http://multnomahemails.com/wbmlt/pdf/SneakPeek_AsSilverRefinedTP_RPK11.pdf
This book addresses the downward spiral of disappointment, despair, discouragement, depression, dejection, and demoralization. It focuses on turning dis-appointment into His appointment. A difficult topic for anyone to tackle, but Kay Arthur has done it with great spiritual insight.
At the end of the book, there is a study guide for group or personal reflection.
"As Silver Refined" can be purchased through http://www.christianbook.com/
This book was provided to me free of charge by Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes.