A Tempered Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the Ashes of Loss
Author: Jennifer Sands, © 2003
Publisher: The Olive Press
Dustjacketed Hardcover, 208 pages
Retail Price: $17.95
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From the Dustjacket:
“God answers prayers. Jennifer Sands believed that. When she prayed for professional advancement, she got it. When she prayed for a mortgage approval, she got it. When she prayed that her terminally ill brother be allowed to live, he did. When she prayed that her husband, Jim, return home safely from work, he always did.
On September 11, 2001 Jim Sands was killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center. On that day Jennifer’s world imploded, and she suffered the first blows of a pounding spiritual firestorm that threatened to poison her faith and suffocate her relationship with God.
Why would God answer her prayers for Jim’s safety this way? Why would God send Jim to her as a soul mate only to rip him from her heart in the prime of his life? Had God stopped listening? Had He stopped caring? Had they done something wrong to deserve this?
If there really was a God, how could He let this happen??”
Jennifer Sands has since come through that firestorm. A Tempered Faith is her candid, firsthand account of her spiritual and emotional journey in the first year after the tragedy. What began as despair and hopelessness, ends with trust and hope. Her faith was made stronger — the way that steel or glass is tempered and refined by fire…
This is the story of a tempered faith.