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(Review) As Silver Refined: Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments by Kay Arthur

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Publication Date: 1997.
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Genre: Nonfiction, Life's Disappointments.
Pages: 288.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

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A 16 week Bible study is available in the new edition.

Summary:
As Silver Refined explains God's work in molding us in a refiner's fire, by turning up the heat process through hardships in life (that seem to us as mistakes) in order to remove impurities in our character. The refining work of the Father transforms us into a vessel where God "...can see Himself in the silver...."
Arthur begins by explaining the work and purpose of a silver refiner, and then emphasizes and focuses on God's process in the refining work.
Arthur explains that people do not always accept and submit to God's refining work in life. Further, Satan uses strategies to hinder God's work. These strategies are "distraction, deception, disa…

(Review) Restless: Because You Were Made For More by Jennie Allen

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Publication Date: Paperback 2014.
Publisher: W. Publishing Group.
Genre: Nonfiction, Story of Joseph, Calling.
Pages: 240.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 3 stars for good.




















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Summary:
Restless has been written to an audience of women who struggle with finding their calling, and pursuing the dreams that have been squeezed out by the realities of life.
Jennie Allen uses the story of Joseph from Genesis chapters 37-50, as the Biblical passage.
The book is divided into three parts: "The Call," "The Threads," and "Living On Purpose."
"The Call" introduces us to the concept and feeling of having a call that is unrecognized or ignored or unknown.
"The Threads" is the mechanics (so to speak) of the calling.
"Living On Purpose" addresses those problems that hinder us, or drown out the call. This section gives a final encouragement to be steadfast and obedient to God in our call.

My Thoughts:
Restless is for an audience of women you…

(Review) Holy Subversion: Allegience To Christ In An Age Of Rivals by Trevin Wax

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Publication Date: 2010.
Publisher: Crossway.
Genre: Nonfiction, Christian living, Lordship.
Pages: 159.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 4 stars for very good.

Summary:
Holy Subversion is a brief look at Lordship in a Christian's life.
Chapter titles:
"Jesus And The Gospel Of Caesar"
"Subverting The Self"
"Subverting Success"
"Subverting Money"
"Subverting Leisure"
"Subverting Sex"
"Subverting Power"
"Subversive Evangelism"

The word subvert means to overturn, overthrow, or upset (religion, government, morality, etc.)
Definition from Oxford Pocket American Dictionary.
Trevin Wax explains,
There are two ways to understand the word "subvert" or "subversion." The first definition refers to "overthrowing" or plotting the downfall of a kingdom. The second way that "subverting" something is commonly understood refers to "undermining" or "pushing something b…

(Review) A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest by J.A. Myhre, Illustrated by Acacia Masso

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Publication Date: October 6, 2015.
Publisher: New Growth Press.
Genre: Children's Fiction, Africa.
Pages: 128.
Source: Free copy from Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for a review.
Rating: 3 stars for good.

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About The Author: 

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J.A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Scott Myhre, for more than two decades. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric training at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. She also received a Master’s in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Myhre works in the AIC Kijabe Hospital, which provides healthcare in the name of Jesus to the vulnerable people of East Africa. She has given a special focus in her work to HIV prevention and nutrition and has invested heavily in training emerging indigenous leaders. Myhre is currently spending one year liv…