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God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer

God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer

by Pete Greig


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What do you do when God is silent? Writing out of the pain of his wife's fight for life but also the wonder of watching the prayer movement they founded touch many lives, Pete Greig wrestles with the dark side of prayer and emerges with a hard-won message of hope, comfort, and profound biblical insight for all who suffer in silence.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310114635
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 139,350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 10 Years

About the Author

Pete Greig cofounded and champions the 24-7 Prayer movement, which has reached more than half the nations on earth. He is a pastor at Emmaus Rd. in Guildford, England, and has written a number of bestselling books, including Red Moon Rising, Dirty Glory, and How to Pray.

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

Acknowledgments 324

Notes 325

About the Author 333

About the Artist 333

Afterword: Sammy Greig 335

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