Being refined in the fires of testing is not the most popular Sunday morning message, but Paul tells us: “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:12)
With the candor, insight, and humor that have become the hallmarks of his previous books, James Maloney presents a unique teaching on the concept of being baptized with fire. (Matthew 3:11) Rather than burn us to cinders, the Spirit of God wants to set us ablaze, to fashion His people into firebrands in His hand, instigating radical change in everyone around us by increasing their awe of the God we serve.
The Lord in the Fires is like no other book you’ve read on intimacy with God, the fear of the Lord, and the testings of our faith. Jesus promises, “Everyone will be seasoned with fire.” (Matthew 9:49) The question is: will you allow the Lord in the fires to increase your awe in Him, or will you let your circumstances burn you as chaff? This book helps answer that question.