What I Learned form the Refiner's Fire by: Laura Stoker
"Life's tests are God's opportunity to refine us."
In her candid memoir, Laura Stocker bravely shares the difficulties of life and coparenting with a spouse struggling with mental illness. A mother of six, Laura is shocked to realize that her oldest daughter may be following in her footsteps in the poor treatment she accepts from young men. Laura sees this as a reflection on her own choices. Ultimately, Laura's desire to break free from her marriage and create stability for herself and her children tests her courage to its limit. Laura's faith in God sustains her and gives her the strength and clarity needed to overcome the deepest tragedy and open her heart to true happiness and new love. Her search for further healing and closure leads her to the wilds of the Amazon jungle of Peru where she finds the peace and comfort she was searching for while doing an ancient shamanic ceremony with the Shipbo tribe and drinking the plan medicine Ayahuasca, which has been utilized for such purposes for centuries.