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Bob Reccord demonstrates how lifes challenges and even tragedies mold us
into effective witnesses, if we learn the lessons and allow God to mold us as
He desires. Using the metaphor of metallurgical forging in which molten metal
is shaped and strengthened by hammering or pressure under heat, the author
likens this process to the trials of human existence.
In the opening pages he draws the reader into his analogy by describing a
tragic airplane crash and the extensive investigation that followed. The
mechanical failure was traced back to an old and tiny flaw in an insignificant
part of the planes structure. But, as Reccord writes, "even the little flaws
matterand I dont mean just in metallurgy and aeronautics. I mean in life."
He draws on the imagery of forging in a fiery furnace to show how events in
our lives provide heat, identify imperfections in the base metal, remove
impurities and eventually refine us to be the men and women God loves and uses
to draw others to Him.
Sprinkled throughout the book are illustrations from the life of Joseph, one
of the Bibles most heroic figures, who withstood the fire from numerous enemies
but finally triumphed for God.
We also meet many modern-day heroesmissionaries and other people Reccord has
encountered and learned from as president of the North American Mission Board.
He shares insights from these people of God who are role models for the
characteristics of the on mission lifestyle. He discusses failures,
lessons learned, how they were "forged." He reveals the same about himself to
make this a book about real people, not superhumans.
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