The Silence Of God by Dr Gene Russell

A Comprehensive Guide

The Silence Of God by Dr Gene Russell is a very personable exploration of the silences we experience of God. For us to perceive these silences, we have to believe that God is real.

Dr Gene Russell writes in a very relaxed style, enabling his book to be accessible to all. There are many personal accounts within the chapters. Everything Dr Gene Russell says is backed up with scripture.

“God’s silence does not mean indifference.” Even when God is silent, He is still working. God does not always speak in ways we expect. He will use people and circumstances to get our attention.

We learn about the names of God. He is a God of love in spite of the evil and suffering in the world. “The problem of evil is the problem of choice.” We have all been given free will. God cannot intervene or it would make Him a controller rather than a God of love. Wherever there is evil and sin, God grieves.

There were many times within the book asking where God was when terrible things happen. And why He does not stop them. Some answers we will never know this side of heaven but the Bible does promise that Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. We have to trust that God is good in spite of our circumstances. “His Maker had chosen not to heal him; but He does give him comfort and strength.”

The Silence Of God is a very comprehensive guide, accessible for all. It will impact your life and your thinking towards the silences of God. I will leave you with a powerful quote by George Macdonald:

“As cold as everything looks in winter the sun has not forsaken us.”

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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