Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Forged in the Refiner's Fire by Candace Salima and Elizabeth Cheever
Recently I read Forged in the Refiner’s Fire—a compilation by Candace Salima and Elizabeth Cheever. I immediately found myself caught up in the stories of the trials and tribulations that others have gone through (some are well-known LDS names such as entertainer Merrill Osmond, author Tristi Pinkston, etc.). These are stories from the heart—stories that have changed lives. From an unwanted painful divorce, to a debilitating injury, to a childless couple—many walks of life are examined. Do these stories have good endings? Not necessarily—because they are true stories—about the ebb and flow of living a good life in spite of difficult challenges. About finding and maintaining faith against the odds.
An informational video can be found here on You Tube. In it, Candace Salima discusses the purpose and impact of the book.
Copies of Forged in the Refiner’s Fire are available on Candace's Website or on Amazon.