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All articles & reviews tagged with trials


July 2007
Reviews > Book

Faith in the Furnace: Understanding God’s purposes in the trials of life

The subtitle of this very helpful book is ‘Understanding God’s purpose in the trials of life’. It is encouraging, realistic, full of insight, readable, and based thoroughly on Scripture. Each chapter has a Bible passage to read before you start, drawn from fourteen different Bible books including Job, 2 Chronicles and Zechariah. The author…

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July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Count it all joy

Last month we considered some rather extraordinary advice, namely, that Christians should 'count it all joy' when they 'fall into various trials' (James 1:2). Why should we be joyful in the face of trouble? Scripture gives us four reasons, the first being that trials are sent by God to refine and purify our faith,…

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