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 Sammy'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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Table of Contents
Foreword: Archbishop Justin Welby xiii
Introduction to This Edition 1
Chapter 1 Cappuccino and the Cosmic Problem of Pain 5
Maundy Thursday: HOW Am I Going to Get Through This?
Chapter 2 Confetti 18
Chapter 3 Seeking Magic Fruit and Finding Tears 28
Chapter 4 Into the Mystery 40
Chapter 5 Naked Prayer 55
Chapter 6 A Darker Trust 68
Good Friday: WHY Aren't My Prayers Being Answered?
Chapter 7 Wondering Why 84
Chapter 8 God's World 90
Chapter 9 God's Will 110
Chapter 10 God's War 133
Holy Saturday: WHERE Is God When Heaven Is Silent?
Chapter 11 Exploring the Silence 164
Chapter 12 Engaging the Silence 179
Easter Sunday: WHEN Every Prayer Is Answered
Chapter 13 Living Hope 194
Chapter 14 Beyond Miracles 207
A. Personal Checklist: Why Is My Prayer Unanswered? 219
B. Heroes of the Faith and Unanswered Prayer 223
GOD UNMUTE: A Forty-Bay Journey of Prayer 227
Author's Note about Terminology 323
About the Author 333
About the Artist 333
Afterword: Sammy Greig 335