That Awful Silence

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At different times, places and degrees, we all encounter and experience suffering. It may be physical pain, financial or emotional loss, the death of someone we love. During those times we ask, "Where is God when it hurts the most?" When tragedy strikes or when loneliness threatens to almost snuff out our last flickering hopes. God seems the most distant then. How do we respond? More
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About Stan Baldwin

Stan Baldwin is from Texas. He is married to Lorrie. They have three children and seven grandchildren. He graduated from Yale University Divinity School, Austin Graduate School of Theology and Oklahoma University. Stan has served in the U.S. Air Force and has been in full time ministry for 24 years. He writes and edits for Mercy Street Ministries.

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Review by: Darin Michael Shaw on Nov. 26, 2012 :
In thirty years of following Christ and twenty years in pastoral ministry, I've not seen as honest and insightful a look into what the author refers to as 'the awful silence,' those times when we've prayed and are left longing to hear something--anything--from God.

Stan Baldwin revisits familiar Biblical passages--episodes from the lives of Job, David, the Apostle Paul and others--to bring encouragement. He presents a bigger picture perspective. He frames our individual experiences within the larger context--the story we find ourselves in.

As a pastor I often sit with individuals and families in the thick of this longing. I'm pleased to have this book as a resource for me, and as something I can offer to them. If you find yourself asking 'Where is God?' then I'd recommend it to you. Baldwin reminds us--our God promises: The day is coming when the fog will lift and God will be clearly heard.
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Review by: J Hamilton on June 21, 2012 :
Listen! Do you hear it? No? This book defines that silence that comes from unanswered prayers. It is more than just God saying "no" to us. It is painful, disturbing silence. Baldwin Makes sense out of that silence, giving it meaning--how we can come to grips with the volumes spoken by God's silence. The answers come at God's will and not ours. Even God's Son felt the silence of God when he prayed "let this cup pass from me..." Silence. When there is no seeming answer to our personal suffering, there is one great revelation: In the resurrection of Christ, "suffering will not triumph."
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Review by: Meredith Baldwin on June 17, 2012 :
Sometimes life kicks you when you're down and you feel like giving up. This is a wonderful reminder to keep the faith and know that God is always there, even when it seems your alone and things aren't going your way.
Wonderful and intelligent book!
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