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UNFORESEEN TRAGEDIES LEAD TO A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE

John McCulloch's oldest son received a head injury at birth, resulting in blindness. A second injury at age 28, resulted in his being confined to a nursing home for life. This book is about how these afflictions and others led one family to a positive result.

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Overview

UNFORESEEN TRAGEDIES LEAD TO A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE

John McCulloch's oldest son received a head injury at birth, resulting in blindness. A second injury at age 28, resulted in his being confined to a nursing home for life. This book is about how these afflictions and others led one family to a positive result.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781432737856
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/26/2008
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

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    Refiner's Fire

    Refiner's Fire

    Refined in the Furnace of Affliction is the story John McCulloch's son, John, who suffers an injury at birth that results in blindness and another later on in life that confines John to a nursing home for the rest of his life.

    "Father" John takes through the trials that he and his family (he and his wife were to have three other children) lived through and overcame, and shows us that it is possible to find the positives in every situation.

    I'm sure you will enjoy this candidate look into this family's life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Gotta read this one!

    Refined in the Furnace of Affliction
    John Mc Culloch
    Outskirts Press
    10940 S. Parker Rd-515, Parker CO 80134
    888-208-8601 http://www.outskirtpress.com
    ISBN 978-1-4328-3785-6, US $14.95, 2009
    Reviewed by (Laura Goodwin) for Reader Views (x/06)
    Wow! A Must read biography

    This book is a memoir of John Mc Culloch that focuses on his son who was born with a rare condition called hydrocephalus. The book gives background information on his tour with the Navy during this time period. All the while, his son became sicker and sicker. His son Johnny had to have surgery and it would last for a little while and then he would become sicker again. One of the surgeries, they had to put a shunt into his sons kidney cavity. The hydrocephalus problem went away but blindness took over.
    The book follows John from his "release from active duty" and into the U.S. Forest Service. During this time, John went back to school. John and his wife Sylvia had three other children after the birth of Johnny. He and his wife become active with other people of the community. Some of the people helped John and introduced him to Jesus Christ. This is carried over to the rest of the family and John further expanded his relationship with God.
    I like that the author gets more involved with the church and how it helps him to deal with the trials and tribulations in dealing with his son. I can see how the other children were affected by this and how his son Bruce took it hardest. I am pleased that Bruce was able to get thru that time period and turn out o.k. I can only imagine going thru what John and his family endured. This book is not a quick read and I found myself having to set it down for a bit. It is hard to digest what he went thru and as a 911 Operator, I have heard my share of horror stories and sometimes it is hard to hear when bad things happen to people .This book really makes you consider to think twice if you are having a bad day. In spite all this, I am glad that it seemed to make John stronger.
    After reading about Johnny's accident, it really made me value life and how precious it is. For the Author to go through what he and his family went thru is amazing. In spite of it all, John does not hold any bad feelings and does not lose sight of his faith and religion. The power of prayer is so great and I am grateful that John and his family were able to get thru this.
    In conclusion, I highly recommend this book. It is an excellent Religious biography and is well written. I urge all people young and old to read this book. Thank you for letting me be a part of this!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

    James 1:2-4

    Refined in the Furnace of Affliction
    John McCullock
    Outskirts Press, 2008
    ISBN: 9781432737856
    Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 02/09
    4 stars
    James 1:2-4
    Refined in the Furnace of Affliction is one man's memoirs. John McCullock courageously shares the trials he has faced. Life has not always been kind to McCullock, but God has. This book is about more than this man's life. This book is about God's presence in the midst of life's storms. McCullock wrote Refined in the Furnace of Affliction in the hopes of encouraging others. He is following his calling. His style is conversational. At times, I could almost hear the pain in his voice. At other times, triumphs shown through.
    Was McCullock's life different from your life or mine? The trials are different, but we all face trials. McCullock demonstrates what happens when we turn those trials over to God. He shows what happens when we allow God to work through us. Romans 8:28 says it so much better than I can, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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