Gold Under Fire

Suffering . . . trials turned to gold "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:6-7). "This is one of the best books we've seen on the delicate subject of why Chris¬tians suffer. The author has dug deeply into the Word of God for answers . . . We add our commendation and recommend it highly. To sum up in a single word: 'outstanding!'" -Dr. Charles Sumner in The Biblical Evangelist Trials are closely followed by questions. Adversity calls for answers. Questions like: "If God loves me, why does He let me suffer like this? If God is in control, why is my life so out of control? What is God trying to teach me through this trial? Why is this happening to me?" haunt us when we walk through tough times. Gold Under Fire brings biblical light to these and other troubling questions. Trials bring questions; God has answers. The ultimate goal of this study, however, is not just to answer questions but to experience "the oil of joy for mourning . . . that He might be glorified" (Isaiah 61:3). "One of the ways God has brought encouragement to us during these days is through reading this outstanding book by my former student and dear friend, Gary Crandall. I warmly commend this book to every Christian who needs God's comfort and encouragement on a moment-by-moment basis." -Dr. John. C. Whitcomb

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