God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer

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Baker Books, Apr 7, 2011 - Religion - 300 pages
Pete Greig, the acclaimed author of Red Moon Rising, has written his most intensely personal and honest account yet in God on Mute, a book born out of his wife Samie's fight for her life and diagnosis of a debilitating brain tumor. Greig asks the timeless questions of what it means to suffer and to pray and to suffer through the silence because your prayers seem unanswered. This silence, Greig relates, is the hardest thing. The world collapses. Then all goes quiet. Words can't explain, don't fit, won't work. People avoid you and don't know what to say. So you turn to Him and you pray. You need Him more than ever before. But somehow . . . even God Himself seems on mute. In this heart-searching, honest, and deeply profound book, Pete Greig looks at the hard side of prayer, how to respond when there seem to be no answers, and how to cope with those who seek to interpret our experience for us. Here is a story of faith, hope, and love beyond all understanding.
 

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God on Mute is perhaps the most poignant and relevant book I have read since Captivating, and perhaps even moreso. Grieg sensitively intertwines stories, both personal and historical, with theology ... Read full review

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Pete Greig and his wife both say this is the book they wished they had had when they started walking through his wife's diagnosis of a brain tumor, and epilepsy. I think that if there was going to be ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
AMI GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS?
Chapter
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
ARENT MY PRAYERS BEING ANSWERED?
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
WHERE
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Beyond Miracles Samie Greig
Endnotes
Acknowledgments

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PETE GREIG is a theology graduate and church planter based in Guildford, England. Listed by Relevant magazine as one of the top 50 'Revolutionary Leaders' of his generation, he cofounded the 24-7 Prayer community in 1999, which has touched more than a third of the nations on earth. Thanks to an innovative approach to mission and Christian spirituality, the 24-7 Prayer movement has attracted the attention of magazines from Reader's Digest to Rolling Stone.

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