The Crucible's Fire eBook

A Story of God's Faithfulness

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Use this course to download our digital copy of the book The Crucible's Fire: A Story of God's Faithfulness


After having several children, parents often feel well-equipped to take on the challenges of another child. When Matt and Tammy Parker decided to add a child to their family, they had little idea of the blessings and struggles God had in store for them. The Crucible's Fire paints a picture of God's steadfast love through trials as he holds one family in the loving and protective crucible of his faithfulness. Readers will learn:

  • The raw emotion of unexpected hardship
  • How to rely on God for strength
  • The beauty of God's faithfulness when it seems all hope is lost
  • How to trust in God through their own dark night of the soul
  • The sanctification that comes only through the refining fire of trials

Strengthen your own trust in the refining faithfulness of God's crucible as you join this family on their sanctifying journey through the joy and pain of raising a special needs child.


Course Curriculum


  The Crucible's Fire: A Story of God's Faithfulness
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Your Instructor


Matt Parker
Matt Parker

In 25 years of bi-vocational pastoral ministry, Matt has always carried a passion for making disciples and bringing the Word of God to life, encouraging and equipping the church to train disciples of Jesus who are willing to Learn. Teach. Repeat.

Matt currently works as a software engineer and serves in his local church. He also spent 8 years in the public school classroom and is a Certified Principal. He and his wife, Tammy, have four biological children, three adopted children, one granddaughter, and serve as foster parents.

He is the author of the ministry's flagship publication, The Crucible's Fire: A Story of God's Faithfulness which chronicles how the Lord used their special needs daughter to mold and shape them into a clearer reflection of Christ. He also authors the ministry's blog and develops personal and group discipleship curriculum. He is also the author of The 3x5 Bible Study Guide for Him and for Her and FOUNDATIONS Small Group Guide.

Matt is available for speaking engagements, leadership training, pulpit supply, or friendly conversation. Please visit our site at www.thecruciblesfire.org for more information, or contact him directly at [email protected]


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