Out of the Ashes

During hardship and trouble, tough questions often arise: Where is God? How do I respond to difficulties? Is God both good and all-powerful? In the Discovery Series booklet Out of the Ashes by Bill Crowder, you’ll explore Job’s struggle with the problem of suffering. Through Job’s story, discover how you can trust God despite unanswered questions and gain a fresh perspective on the cross as God’s answer to suffering.

Contents Include:

  1. Hard Questions, Elusive Answers
  2. A Heart Torn in Pieces
  3. A War on Two Fronts
  4. A Wisdom Gained through Pain
  5. Life Lessons


Bill Crowder joined the Our Daily Bread Ministries staff after more than 20 years in the pastorate. Bill works closely with Mart DeHaan as vice president of teaching content. Bill is heard regularly on the Discover the Word radio program and spends much of his time in a Bible-teaching ministry for Christian leaders around the world.

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  1. Suzanne White

    I give your booklet Out of the Ashes by Bill Crowder to each individual who comes to a grief group I lead at Calvary Chapel Ontario. It ministered to me greatly when I lost my son and I want to share it with others. Thank you for making it available.

  2. Denise Davis

    I’m enjoying the reading

  3. Blessings

    The Law of the harvest isn’t any wrong. A man indeed reaps what he sows. But when God is not pleased with a man, where he sows grains it reap thorns for God is not pleased with him.

    Jeremiah 12:13 (NKJV)

    “They have sown wheat but reaped thorns;
    They have put themselves to pain but do not profit.
    But be ashamed of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the Lord.”

    However if we will read until the end of Job’s story we see that the ending is a good one. For God sometimes allowed trials so that as (1 Peter 1:6-8) says,

    “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory..”

    We can have faith and take heart because He who had promised also said, ”

    No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)