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Authentic faith : the power of a fire-tested life : what if life isn't meant to be perfect but we are meant to trust the One who is?

Author: Gary Thomas
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, ©2002.
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Best selling author Gary Thomas helps us sharpen our spiritual vision and fortify our commitment by examining ten disciples God uses to forge a fire-tested faith. A biblical view of these disciples can safeguard us from disillusionment when-not if-difficulties surface in our lives. Sharing scriptural insights, the wisdom of Christians through the centuries, and cogent personal observations, Thomas explores the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Thomas
ISBN: 0310236924 9780310236924 0310254191 9780310254195
OCLC Number: 47996216
Description: 262 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Severe gifts : fire-testing seasons from a loving Father --
Living beyond yourself : the discipline of selflessness --
That excruciating exercise : the discipline of waiting --
Fragments of frustration : the discipline of suffering --
Titanic testimony : the discipline of persecution --
The people of God's heart : the discipline of social mercy --
Giving up the grudge : the discipline of forgiveness --
Mourning's promise : the discipline of mourning --
Tyrannical expectations : the discipline of contentment --
Not my will ... : the discipline of sacrifice --
Well done ... depart from me! : the disciplines of hope and fear.
Responsibility: Gary L. Thomas.

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Best selling author Gary Thomas helps us sharpen our spiritual vision and fortify our commitment by examining ten disciples God uses to forge a fire-tested faith. A biblical view of these disciples can safeguard us from disillusionment when-not if-difficulties surface in our lives. Sharing scriptural insights, the wisdom of Christians through the centuries, and cogent personal observations, Thomas explores the disciplines of selflessness, waiting, suffering, persecution, social mercy, forgiveness, mourning, contentment, sacrifice, hope and fear.

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