When the Worst Thing Becomes the Best: Pure Gold Published by Outskirts Press

Author and senior pastor Barry Pelphrey takes readers on the journey of Christ’s transformation of a man who was already religious to the man who Christ had always really intended him to be.

Waverly, OH, August 31, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Author Barry Pelphrey, M.A., announced today the release of Pure Gold, Tried by Fire, published by Outskirts Press. Pastor Pelphrey reveals to readers how Christ can allow a person to be broken, yet still transform him from a judgmental, religious Pharisee into a man who has an intimate relationship with Jesus and let him see people through His eyes and His heart.

Pure Gold shows what can happen when a person thinks that something is going to kill him, but it ends up giving him abundant life, when what has seemed to be the worst thing ever ends up being the best thing in a person’s life. This is the testimonial and devotional of a pastor, his family and his congregation all transformed by Jesus.

This man’s wife was addicted to pain killers and incarcerated. Their business of twelve years was lost. Their home was lost. Even their identity seemed to have gone away. Christ, however, allowed this broken family to transform a pastor who was already “religious” into the man who the Lord had originally intended him to be.

Religion had no longer seemed to work for this man, and he finally had to ask himself if he was a failure. The identity that he had always taken for himself as a pastor no longer sustained him. All he had left was the last vestige of his hope in Christ.

The author quotes from Job 23:10. “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” and shows the transformation that is possible. Even when the world looks at a person and feels sorry for them, if they can grasp inside them the urge to keep on going and the belief that Christ is bringing them out and up to something else the world cannot yet see, then there is hope, and one’s future can be pure gold.

Pure Gold is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-9536-8 SRP: $14.95
Kindle $ 9.99
iPad $ 9.99
eBook $ 5.00
Genre: Religion/Christian ministry/Christian life/spiritual warfare/spiritual growth

About the author:

Barry Pelphrey, M.A. is the Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries in Piketon, Ohio, a growing dynamic ministry that is committed to raising up the broken in Jesus Name. New Beginnings Outreach Ministries is home to Freedom Hall Recovery Center a forty bed inpatient drug and alcohol recovery center that allows dependent men and women to recover and transform into the person Christ intended at no charge to them. For more information about New Beginnings Outreach Ministries or Freedom Hall Recovery Center, contact www.newbeginningsoutreach.net. There is also a companion book to Pure Gold: Walking Thru Hale, written by Angie Pelphrey.

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