In As Silver Refined, Kay Arthur tackles one of the most difficult topics for both new and maturing Christians: disappointments and the seeming contradictory nature of a loving God and the reality of pain. With sensitivity, warmth and insight, Kay shows us how God uses disappointments in our lives to refine our faith. It is not just a case of â€˜soldiering onâ€™. It is about hopeful, expectant obedience and trust in a good, holy God. If youâ€™ve experienced more of your fair share of pain in life, this book will help locate your struggles in the bigger picture of Godâ€™s plan. It is healing, empowering and inspirational. My only complaint is that Kay addresses the reader as â€˜belovedâ€™, for reasons she explains in the book itself. I feel her empathy and itâ€™s just a small, editorial niggle, but I donâ€™t like it when authors try to foster a relationship via epithets.