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ISBN: 978-09747692-33 PAPERBACK
"I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction."
A Crucible is most notably a vessel in which substances are subjected to intense temperatures in a process of refinement, thus burning away impurities while producing a newer more viable creation. It is a severe condition whereby different elements react resulting in a new born identity. This is also the case for the new believer or neophyte Christian, as different aspects of matter and spirit are combined to bring about a new creation through Christ.
For the searching and struggling individual who has come to Christianity with an open heart and mind believing all has been righted and there will be clear sailing ahead, realities may produce a trauma as startling as a wooden club to the forehead. Crucibles helps eliminate these experiences or fears.
May these thoughts of refinement produce uplifting solace and fortitude for every Neophyte believer discouraged by the afflictions of Christianity’s new found trials and tests.
“I thought this was a delightful collection of poems geared for New Christians.”
“I read this more like you would read a devotional. It was lovely!”
“I just received my copy today and I sat down and read it. But this is not the kind of book that you read all in one sitting. I was blessed to receive a previous book of Branch's and now I am doubly blessed, as this book of poetry touches me even more.”