Pearls are made from pain. Albert Bimper uses this as a guiding metaphor in Pearl: Treasures in Jars of Clay. Biologically accurate, Bimper explains how every oyster has to endure pain in order to produce a beautiful pearl. The oyster hurts, they respond appropriately, and a pearl is born. Bimper places that model on top of the human life. Bimper shares his pain as an identifier, offers his wisdom, and calls for pearl-producing responses to pain. With helpful facts and real encouragement, he spurs on the production of truly beautiful pearls.