Refined by Fire: A Family's Triumph of Love and Faith

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
2005 Gold Medallion Award finalist!
When hijacked American Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, LTC (RET) Brian Birdwell was only 15 to 20 yards away. He stepped out into the corridor and was instantly engulfed in flames—burns consumed 60 percent of his body, with almost 40 percent of them third-degree. Thirty-plus operations and countless physical therapy sessions later, his recovery has truly been remarkable, and spiritually he and his family are stronger than ever before. Brian and his wife, Mel, tell their captivating story of God's grace and sovereignty.
 

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Brian Birdwell, now a Texas State Senator (http://www.birdwell.senate.state.tx.us/), tells his side of the story when the plane came crashing through the Pentagon walls on 9/11. His wife, Mel, shares ... Read full review

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I never realized what it must be like to have over third degree burns from fire. The pain he must have endured. This is a story of great faith in our LORD and a beautiful love between two people. The ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two Road to Survival
11
Chapter Three The Lone Casualty at Georgetown
25
Chapter Six No Rest for the Weary
65
Chapter Seven Unconsciousness Is Bliss
75
Chapter Ten Previous Pain
105
Chapter Eleven Tough Questions
119
Chapter Thirteen Moving to SrepDown
133
Chapter Seventeen Learning through the Pain
171
Chapter Eighteen Going Back
179
Chapter Nineteen Reaching Out
187
Chapter Twenty Where Was God?
197
Chapter TwentyOne Looking Ahead
207
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