COMING SOON! The Furnace of Affliction: How God Uses Our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose.
“This story of redemption is why I have written this book—not to join you in the pit of misery but to lift your spirits, encourage your heart, and challenge you to look deep within yourself despite the painful trials you encounter. My intent is not to minimize or trivialize your pain; I intend to give you hope amid your suffering. God has a plan and a purpose for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11, author’s paraphrase) It may be hard to see through the tears that moisten your face, but I speak from experience—God wants what is best for you. The transformation may involve spending time in the furnace of affliction. God will keep you there as long as it takes to accomplish His will and plan for you.”
“Know that pain is not meant to destroy us but to develop us. God wants to use us for His glory. However, to be a suitable vessel for Him, we must spend time being transformed via the furnace of affliction.”
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3–5, ESV).3 It is my prayer that as you read this book, you will take the time to honestly evaluate your times of anguish and be filled with hope as you begin to understand God’s intent for your life. Join me, and we’ll walk through this journey of pain and suffering together.
Here are some of the early responses from those who’ve read a sneak peek of this book.
This cover blew me away and your writing too!!! I can’t wait to read this book. Please keep me updated! -MW
The Furnace of Affliction will help many people who are asking God “Why?” in their struggles and are having trouble finding hope. This book is absolutely going to help many people connect to their great big God, who is bigger and greater, in the midst of their struggles in pain. Real stories, practical advice, and spiritual truth are all blended together in a way that you won’t be able to put it down! -BG
I like it! While I cannot understand the physical pain you are enduring, I have had my share of heartbreak and spiritual warfare. Your introduction is raw and intimate, bringing the reader into an understanding of real pain and suffering many of us never experience.I admire your honesty and really look forward to reading this book. We need more books on how God uses our suffering no matter what kind, to bring us closer to Him and more reliant on Him. To always seek Him first in all things. Thank you.
P.S. I loved Unleash the Power of Prayer in your Life. -CB