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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.

©2007 Pete Greig (P)2020 David C. Cook

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The study guide is missing from the audio book

I already had the previous edition of this excellent book in the house and got the audio book as a new way to engage while doing the study guide with my church. But guess what? There's no guide attached to this version. So now I have two copies of the book and no study guide. Pete Greig's reading is superb, though.

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Challenging but encouraging

Pete Greig’s voice is very easy to listen to which is half the battle with an audiobook. I’m not sure I agree with all his doctrine and theology and therefore his conclusions but it certainly gave me something to chew on. I would definitely recommend.

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When God seems silent...

Having lived with an incurable but thankfully slow growing cancer for several years now, I know intimately the reality of not yet answered prayer. God on mute as a book has helped me to process the grief and anger that I have experienced and helped me to deepen my walk with God. My faith is more grounded in reality than ever and the hope I have is expressed beautifully by Pete in this audio book.

Listening to Pete read his own words on the subject adds another layer to his work, his authentic and painful walk with the God he loves comes alive in this testimony to what it really means to live by faith.

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God on Mute

A wonderfully, honest exploration of the subject of unanswered prayer but so encouraging at the same time.

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Well worth a read/listen

A very engaging book on a not an easy subject. Easy to listen to and well read by the author.

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Amazing Book

Thank you so much for this book, it has helped me so much in this huge question of Unanswered Prayer.

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One of the best and most realistic Christian books

I so much enjoyed listening to this book having experienced long term ill health as a Christian and looking to complete healing some day. Also realising and accepting that if it never comes I'll continue to serve God and use my experience to better others. Also love Pete Greig's wonderful animated voice! I was very pleasantly surprised to see his real self on the course that accompanies this book which l highly recommend!

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A great read/listen

It dealt with some very honest themes, I appreciate the author not shying away from that. It definitely gave me food for thought. Would certainly recommend this.

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beyond help

Pete Greig gives answers to unanswered prayer in a vivid and very real way.

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reassuringly honest

Excellent narration of a book which compassionately and directly addresses aspects of why God sometimes seems silent. The author/narrator pulls no punches with honesty and integrity.

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Thank you, Pete!

Thank you, Pete! Deep insights beautifully, grippingly told. Awakens my heart to God's presence in the darkest, most silent places our souls may journey.