Sunday, January 1, 2012
Book Review: As Silver Refined
AS SILVER REFINED
"Answers to Life's Disappointments"
By Kay Arthur
"What do you do when life doesn't turn out like you planned?", the author asks on the back cover of this book. How we answer that question will have a big effect on each of us. Kay continues, "You can be defeated by life's unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them." In great detail and with many practical applications, she goes on to tackle these very difficult issues, always coming back to Scripture as a foundation and a sword.
I have read many books on this topic, and though I didn't find this one to speak quite as powerfully to me personally as some have, it really is an great book. Though full of Scripture, this book is less theological and apologetic in content than many, and as such would likely be less intimidating to those who just need straight, basic answers. It'd be an excellent book to give to any believer who is going through a time of disappointment, discouragement, or depression. A clear gospel message is also included, so it would also be an appropriate book for anyone who thinks or claims they are a believer yet do not truly know the Lord as Savior.
This edition of the book also includes a lengthy study guide portion in the back. I did not read through it closely, but it seems to be quite comprehensive and I expect it would be very helpful for anyone who needs to apply these truths in a very personal way.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange this honest review.