Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kay Arthur, "As Silver Refined"

I’ve spent several months trying to finish reading, “As Silver Refined,” by Kay Arthur*.  Once I finished reading the book, I spent another month attempting to write a review of it.  It never became clear to me why this book has been such a struggle, other than being put off by the many uses of “beloved,” “oh my friend,” and “dear child of God.”  But on the other hand, these phrases may be just the comfort that many hurting women need, as though the words were spoken from a loving mother, aunt, or friend.  So putting the sugar coating aside, I can say that Kay tackles many problems and disappointments of everyday living and provides counseling and biblical truths that will “melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant – like refined silver.”  Would you like to overcome dejection and despair?  Would you like a better understanding of God’s sovereignty, meekness in action, and the secrets of everyday endurance?  You will find lots of guidance in this book which will help you to become stronger when life doesn’t turn out like you planned.  The use of this book was well received by a women’s bible study group in our church.
*This book was received free in exchange for my unbiased review through WaterBrook Multnomah Book Publishing Group.