What do you do when there isn't even a still, small voice? There are times when God seems distant, even silent to our prayers. In Silent Savior, A.J. Gregory explores the maze of sorrow and doubt on the way to a deeper trust in God, even when He seems quiet. You'll be encouraged by her honesty and belief in the face of doubt.
We've all been there. Knowing on some deeper level that God is present no matter how things look, but still feeling the trickle of doubt. And wondering why the God whose faithfulness is never supposed to fail seems to be turning a giant deaf ear toward us. It's not always like this (thank goodness!), but silent seasons are common in the life of any honest Christian.
In Silent Savior, A. J. Gregory navigates that labyrinth of sorrow, pain, angst, and doubt on the way to a soul-deep recognition of God's infinite faithfulness and perpetual, if sometimes silent, presence. And she encourages readers to keep believing he's there even when that silence seems deafening.
A. J. Gregory is an accomplished freelance writer and the author of Messy Faith. Gregory is not afraid to seek out and expose the truth of the inner life--the good, bad, and ugly. She is a member of the Life Christian Church, a seeker-friendly congregation located in a suburb of New York City.
Gregory (Messy Faith) offers an unusual kind of spirituality, writhing with deathbed scenes, bulimia, and car crashes. In her characteristically open style, she deals with the sort of darkness of soul that has confronted all mystics and, Gregory assures us, confronts all believersGod's apparent absence or indifference when we need God most. Sharing her own moments of doubt and despair and those of many others, she hopes, will show us how God remained and remains present, even if far from an obvious voice or vision in everyday life. VERDICT This work is recommended for the under-40 and nondenominational or churchless Christian. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Those who are discontent and hopeless, unsure of whether God is listening, will find ample reassurance from author and freelance writer Gregory (Messy Faith). In each chapter of this book, she tackles reasons why Christians may feel as if God is silent in their lives. She then asks them to dig deep into their hearts and open their eyes to the everlasting presence of God. Those who can't hear God speaking to them may simply be too busy to listen; those who seek flashy miracles may be missing God's appearance in small wonders. While she readily admits she doesn't have all the answers, Gregory's grounded sense of hope will inspire readers to keep believing. She wrote the book during her own emotional collapse and struggle with bulimia and depression. The 30-something author's juxtaposition of pop culture and teen-speak against old hymns and adult wisdom makes for a frenzied composition that reflects the author's own frustrations and eclectic style. Young and mature audiences alike can surely benefit from her honest, youthful optimism. (Sept.) Copyright 2009Reed Business Information.
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