Maxine Hancock has become well known among Christians in Canada for her conference speaking, broadcasting and writing. In these devotional and inspirational pieces, she draws on her many years of experience on an Alberta farm and her deep connections to the land, the community, and the small village church. "Maxine Hancock, a brilliant scholar and teacher and a gifted public communicator, here lets us into her inner heart and life. Her insights come one by one, the way they do in daily living, but each of these very personal, earthbound essays are informed by a heavenly vision of a superintending God who loves her and leads her. Beautifully and poignantly written, Gold From the Fire never dodges the hard questions, but Hancock's faith shines through them." -Luci Shaw, Author of The Crime of Living Cautiously "Maxine Hancock is one of those few scholars who is comfortable and competent debating in a televison studio, speaking to a packed conferenced assembly, giving a reasoned presentation to scholars or encouraging a young student in their walk of faith. Her gift of ministry in writing greatly enriches our lives as followers of the Lord. " - Brian C. Stiller, Tyndale University College & Seminary Maxine Hancock is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among her other books are several on family relationships, including Living on Less and Liking in More, Re-evaluating Your Commitments, and Creative, Confident, Children.