Refiner's Fire


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An Israeli soldier’s life flashes before his eyes in this epic tale: “As if The Odyssey had been updated and rewritten by Dylan Thomas” (The Listener, UK). In 1947, Marshall Pearl is orphaned at birth aboard an immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine. Brought to America, he grows up a child of the Hudson Valley, determined to see the world in all its beauty and ferocity. His epic journey takes him from Jamaica to Harvard; from Great Plains slaughterhouses to the Mexican desert; and from the sea to the Alps. Marshall is eventually drawn to Israel to confront the circumstance of his birth in a crucible of war, magic, suffering, and grace. We first meet Marshall among the mortally wounded Israeli soldiers who are being transferred to Haifa during the Yom Kippur War. From there we follow Marshall—along with his memories and dreams—as he reconstructs his life, galvanizing strength through all that he has learned, suffered, and hoped. “Superb...A first-rate odyssey, full of insight and humor and hard-earned truths”—San Francisco Chronicle




Refiner's Fire


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What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence, for good and ill, in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.




The Refiner's Fire


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Author Gavin Anthony lost his job, his health, his reputation, his girlfriend, and his dreams for the future. It was there---in the midst of the dark, lonely unknown---that he learned the truth about human brokenness and God's restorative ways. In The Refiner's Fire Anthony shares the inspiring, life-transforming lessons he has discovered about suffering. He explores biblical truths that will forever change how you look at the hard times in life: --God is still good, even when we hurt. --God uses suffering to make us more like Him. --Even---and especially---when life is tough, God is working out His plan. --We are not alone in our pain. The Refiner's Fire moves beyond cliche answers about suffering and offers a comforting, hope-filled perspective on God's purpose in pain. This book is an Adult Sabbath School companion book.




Trials


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Everyone faces trials. Whether it's losing a job or losing a loved one, when trials hit they often make us wonder Whywhy this? Why now? Why me? Packed with easy-to-understand explanations, Bible verses, and biblical encouragement, this book shows how God uses trials of life to refine us, strengthen us, and transforms us into His glorious image. Find out how to stand on God's promises and be encouraged during tough times.




Candle in the Darkness (Refiner’s Fire Book #1)


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"A gripping tale told by a gifted writer."--Beverly Lewis Caroline Fletcher is caught in a nation split apart and torn between the ones she loves and a truth she can't deny The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its cruelty and injustice, her eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. At the same time, her father and her fiance, Charles St. John, are fighting for the Confederacy and their beloved way of life and traditions. Where does Caroline's loyalty lie? Emboldened by her passion to make a difference and her growing faith, will she risk everything she holds dear?




The Refiner's Fire


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This 1995 book presents an alternative and comprehensive understanding of the roots of Mormon religion.




The Refiner's Fire


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As Silver Refined


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What Can You Do When Life Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned? How do you respond when your husband or wife tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life's savings? When the child you've loved and prayed for turns his back on you and your values? When disappointments like these smash their way into your life, you may want to scream, "How could God let this happen?" But what if God didn't just "let it happen"? What if the things you call disappointments are really His appointments--events He is using to make you more like Christ? What if your circumstances are actually the flames of His grace, intended to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant--like refined silver? You can be defeated by life's unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them. Life's disappointments can send you on a dangerous downward spiral into discouragement, depression, or even despair. But in this eye-opening book, Kay Arthur guides you to biblical truths that will help you break that cycle and instead embrace disappointment as the cleansing fire God uses to make you--as silver refined--a reflection of His goodness. Now includes a 16 week Bible study!




Fire by Night


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Julia Hoffman has always enjoyed a carefree life with her well-to-do family, but when she becomes an Army nurse during the Civil War, her eyes are opened to the injustices of the world around her.




Refiner's Fire


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As Americans, we're not unfamiliar with the fact that many areas of Africa are still disadvantaged in multiple ways. Hospitals don't have the supplies they need, AIDS is a lingering threat, incest and sexual assault are stoically accepted, and countless families go without enough to eat. It's easy to read and understand all that, but seeing it in person touched Kay Cassidy West in a way that nothing had before. Previously obsessive about germs and unsure of the real impact she could make, she trusted in God and followed his lead to Swaziland, where she was overwhelmed with tenderness for its people. Wanting to help out however possible, West led Bible studies, drove ailing villagers to the medical clinic, distributed food and blankets, and sang hymns by candlelight. Though the local women were used to being treated as second-class citizens, she forged beautiful relationships with them and showed them God's love every step of the way. West articulately shares her life-changing account through colorful anecdotes, scripture verses, and moments of prayer. Refiner's Fire will give you glimpses of gorgeous African wildlife and, more importantly, the heart of Jesus Christ.