Item description for As Silver Refined Study Guide: Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments by Kay Arthur...
Overview With this Scripture Packed study guide (key passages are printed out in the text), you can explore for yourself what the Bible says about stopping the dangerous downward spiral of disappointment that can lead to discouragement and even despair. Each chapter contains a suggested Scripture memory passage to help you remember your discoveries. You'll learn to embrace disappointment with a faith that recognizes the trials of life as tools that God uses to make you, as silver refined, a reflection of His character.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1998
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 1578560586 ISBN13 9781578560585
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More About Kay Arthur
Kay Arthur is best known for her vulnerability, authenticity, and passion for truth. She is the author of numerous books, including As Silver Refined and A Marriage Without Regrets. An international teacher and communicator whose work has touched millions of lives, Kay has received several awards for her writing and media programming. She currently serves with her husband, Jack, as co-CEO of Precept Ministries International, the organization they founded together more than forty years ago and which today operates in 150 countries in 70 languages. Kay and Jack live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Kay Arthur was born in 1933.
Kay Arthur has published or released items in the following series...
40-Minute Bible Studies
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids (Paperback)
Reviews - What do customers think about As Silver Refined Study Guide: Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments?
A real Eye and Heart Opener Dec 15, 2008
Incredible book that truly shows that ALL of our disapointments in life are for a reason and all WITH purpose. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE who truly has a desire to see the Heart of God and also has a desire to face life for what it is and to walk in power! How blessed we are to have a bible teacher like Kay to help us along the way!
Wonderful Book Sep 10, 2007
I love Kay Arthur
Her books really touch my heart. I received the book in good condition and fast service. It was wonderful to open my mailbox and find the package waiting for me just a few days after placing the order.
AS SILVER REFINED Jul 26, 2007
JUST LOVE THIS BOOK.......IT'S JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO GIVE ME A MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON DAILY LIFE AND COPING WITH THINGS WHEN THEY DON'T TURN OUT THE WAY I WANT THEM TO...MAYBE IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE ...GOD KNOWS BEST!
IF YOU ARE FEELING DEPRESSED OR JUST LOOKIING FOR A BETTER WAY TO DEAL WITH EVERYDAY LIFE...THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!
What a wonderful book!! Dec 30, 2006
I absolutely love this book. My copy is underlined in many places. Kay Arthur shares her wisdom as a Bible teacher to assure readers of God's sovreignty in ANY and EVERY situation of life. Very comforting and informative. It will make any reader want to dig into the Word of God.
This book is a blessing to my soul May 10, 2005
To think, this book had been in print for five years before I found it! It's extraordinary in its frankness, concerning present failures, past regrets, and absolute faith in God's sovereignty. What a blessing that I found it at last! I recommend it to any Christian who is troubled by past sins or mistakes. Even though God has forgiven you, do you have trouble forgiving yourself? This book is a great encouragement, and an enormous comfort.
The title drew me in. EMBRACE disappointments? Pardon me?
The book proved to be a keeper, and beyond that, one to buy for others too. I have a large collection of Christian books, but few of them have earned a place on my bed stand. This book is the most dog-eared of all. I have read it again and again, and God has blessed me each time, with a new discovery about my own life, or a fresh concept to encourage me. Kay's insight is breathtaking to me.
She writes of trials that the enemy wishes would serve to destroy us, and what we can do about it, to reclaim our lives and our joy.
She writes of God: "if this trial were not for your benefit and His glory, He would never have allowed it to seep through His fingers of love into your life. The disappointment has come, precious child of God, not because God desires to hurt you or make you miserable, or to demoralize you or ruin your life or keep you from ever knowing happiness. Rather, it comes because He wants you to be perfect and complete in every aspect, lacking nothing... God will use the disappointments of life to teach and train you and to make you more like Jesus Christ. God will use them to do something awesome: to reproduce Himself in you."
And: "Let's look at a second particularly dangerous kind of disappointment: our regrets over the past. Something I constantly have to remind myself of ... is that whatever happens, happens. Once it's done, there's no changing it. No matter how I try, I cannot erase the past... Whatever happened, happened. We can't remake our pasts. But with God we can handle the past. With God, whatever has happened in the past need not destroy us....
Where there is hope there can never be despair. .. And since He's the God of all hope, the reality that our pasts cannot be changed need not demoralize and destroy us."
and: "God is not a destroyer of us. Even when He allows us to self-destruct because of our wrong choices, even then He intervenes in His sovereignty for His children."
and: "don't ever doubt His love or concern for you as His child - no matter what you might have done, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in."
Kay Arthur's book is exceedingly encouraging and uplifting. She writes with sincere humility, and enormous faith. She has given me an entirely new understanding of why God allows life's trials, even those that I caused myself. And she lays out a path of faith for those who have stumbled, that leads away from despair.