The Furnace of Affliction

How God Uses Our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose

Christian - Living
122 Pages
Reviewed on 08/04/2021
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Author Biography

Horace Williams Jr. is a born-again Christian who loves Jesus Christ, a stroke survivor, and an award-winning author. He has seen the power of prayer and God's healing in his own life as he continues to recover from a massive stroke that paralyzed his left side in the Summer of 2010. He recommitted his life to Christ on September 9, 2012. He writes to inspire, encourage, and remind readers of God’s transforming power and love.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite

Horace Williams Jr. has faced the fire. He has walked through the fire and the flood. Through the trials of life, Horace has learned the value and benefit of enduring affliction. He shares his acquired wisdom in his book The Furnace of Affliction. When Satan attacks us, God uses those negatives to build our faith and strengthen us. Horace authored this book to offer hope and encouragement to those suffering and walking through the fire themselves. Horace explains several reasons behind suffering and makes sure that the reader understands the importance of suffering in maturing. God is always in control and uses everything in our life for good to those who love Him. This book will help you understand the purpose and goal of suffering, give you purpose and direction, and bring glory to God.

In The Furnace of Affliction, author Horace Williams Jr. shares his life before his massive stroke and how God used that suffering and affliction to get his attention. While God tends to speak in a still, soft voice, He knows how to drop a ton of bricks on our heads if we don’t listen. God has a purpose in pain, and Horace graciously shares his story of how God has used - and is still using - pain to change him and bring honor and glory to God. Horace writes with compassion and grace, and most importantly he writes to instill hope. He seeks to draw his readers into the peace and comfort that our Father has given him, and readers will feel uplifted as a result of reading his words.