Play With Fire – Book Review


Play With Fire by Bianca Juarez Olthoff – Book Review

Each of us has a story to tell. The Bible is filled with story after story about people who encountered God at some point in their lives and experienced the transformative power of God. As you read their stories, do you ever long to read about someone who is experiencing the redemptive work of God in their lives right now – someone who can bring the Bible to life by showing how the stories of old apply to the things they are experiencing right now?

If you, then you are going to want to move Play With Fire – Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, And A Life-Giving God by Bianca Juarex Olthoff to the top of your reading list!

In Play With Fire, Bianca explores how God has worked the miracle of redemption and transformation in her own life. She does this by studying how fire is used thematically throughout the Bible to represent God and His ability to refine us through fire, to deliver us from fire, and to transform us by fire.

As Bianca walks us through the places of heartbreak, grief and desolation in her life – and takes us on a biblical journey with the Israelites, with Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and with Jesus and His followers – we’ll learn how to grow and stretch our faith when we find ourselves in the dark places and seasons in our lives.

Bianca writes:

If you find yourself in the wilderness, realize that though you may not feel like it at the moment, you are in the very place where true worship can happen. Like the Israelites, you are on the edge of a very promising place.

How do I know? I experienced it.

Play With Fire is a powerful and inspiring book. Read it with a highlighter in hand.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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About Bianca Juarez Olthoff


Bianca is a writer and teacher who’s in love with two men: Jesus and her husband, Matt. She spends most of her time working as the Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She’s a freedom writer who advocates for justice, a church-builder, and a step-mom who loves dance parties with Parker, Ryen, and Ricci, the Cutest Dog In The World!


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  1. Basil says:

    Great review, thanks so much fur sharing – we’ll be adding this to the P.A.’s ‘to read list’ asap! 🙂


    Basil & Co xox

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