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God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer Paperback – November 6, 2012
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"...thoughtful and deeply moving...even in the wake of one of his most difficult trials of faith." -- Charisma Magazine, March 2007
"Pete Greig offers a considered answer to those who may question God's silence in God on Mute." -- Relevant Magazine, March/April 2007
"Theologian Pete Greig dives headlong into the inky waters of unanswered prayer to rinse off the mystery." -- Christian Music Planet, March/April 2007
"Throughout this well-written book, Greig creates a personal checklist that explains why certain prayers remain unanswered. Recommended." -- Aspiring Retail, March 2007 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Written from Greig's own experience when confronted with his wife's serious medical condition, the book starts from the questions of why and where is God from Christ's experience in the Garden of Gethsemane and works through issues of prayer including lament and issues of abandonment (Good Friday and Christ's crucifixion), the silence of God (Saturday and Christ in the tomb) and the hope that springs eternal both in the future but also in the here and now (Christ's resurrection).
The reader will not find easy answers in this book and therein lies it's strength. Greig does an excellent job summing up the theology and thinking behind unanswered prayer and also in giving that theology a human face. These are not abstract discussions about prayer but very real considerations faced by anyone who has pleaded to God for something and not received an answer.
I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to better understand real prayer in a real world with a real God. I cannot praise it highly enough.