When God Is Silent

Finding Spiritual Peace Amid the Storms of Life

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When God Is Silent shows you how to trust God even when He seems unresponsive and remote — even when, as in the famous incident in the Gospels, He seems to sleep while you are buffeted by the storms of life.

Author Luis Martinez quotes that beautiful line from the Song of Songs — “I sleep, but my heart is awake” — and confirms that with Jesus this is indeed the case: His love for you never sleeps, no matter what.

Martinez shows how you can make better sense of your life once you realize that God has actually been closest to you when He seemed farthest away; and once you learn why He often speaks to you only in silence. Best of all, Martinez teaches you the secret of true happiness, which you can achieve even amid the troubles that are inescapable elements of every human life. With sober realism and simple faith, this book will show you how to discover — and then to take refuge in — the comfort our Lord offers you, even when He seems to sleep.

Learn to get through the times when God seems distant, as you discover:

  • Silence: why it’s essential for all real growth in the spiritual life
  • Why Jesus must seem to sleep in order to refine your love and purify your soul
  • Jesus’ thirty “hidden years”: the important lessons they hold for your life today
  • Why worry? Two common reasons why people do worry — and remedies for each
  • A simple, effective, and gentle procedure for becoming holy in your daily life
  • Prudence: why it’s one of the most difficult — and most important — virtues that you must acquire while Jesus sleeps
  • The three paths to spiritual peace: are you taking them? Do you know what they are?
  • Two times that Jesus grieved — and what He meant to teach you in each
  • Three surprising things that promote your spiritual welfare — if you know how to use them
  • How the presence of Jesus in your life can transform your experience of suffering
  • The medicine of the spiritual life: why it must often be bitter
  • And much more that will help you endure the storms of your life with confidence that even as Jesus sleeps, He cares for you!
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"A powerful masterpiece. A great gem of Catholic spirituality."

Fr. Benedict Groeschel
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"Anyone who wants to progress in prayer or who seeks to get past blockages in spiritual growth will find graceful help here."

Bert Ghezzi
Author, Getting Free
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"In the silence of Christ's sleep, we can learn the silence of charity, cultivate the silence of discretion, experience the interior silence of contemplation, and so find peace."

Donna Steichen
Author, Prodigal Daughters
  • Pages: 144
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-201
  • Product Code: 2201
  • Availability: In Stock
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Wonderful spiritual resource
This book is a wonderful spiritual resource. Those who may be confused and desolate by God's apparent lack of response to their prayers of petition, will discover an extremely provocative and efficacious answer for God's "silent act" in our lives. I have read this book twice and each time I have experienced a more heightened awareness of God's plan for me. I have come to enjoy the practice of "silence" in my daily life. If you are "down and out," you must read this book!
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I was profoundly changed by this book. It is a short, but certainly not easy, read, for I could only take a few paragraphs per day in order to fully digest each segment's meaning. All of us have experienced some sort of desert moments in our interior lives, but Martinez illuminates the grander purpose of God's seeming absence, which is really a deeper infusion of His presence, within us.
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Spiritual gem
"When God Is Silent" is a hidden gem among many spiritual books available to the modern reader. The theology of Jesus sleeping and the interpretation of that theology was life-changing for me. In all my years of hearing homilies (34+), I'd never realized that God was speaking through Jesus' times of rest and sleep. Moreover, Archbishop Luis Martinez explores - in a rather mystical way - how Jesus sleeps in our hearts.
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Knowledgeable Author
This author seems to have the secrets of an interior life. This book was very helpful to me, and I purchased another book by this author upon this basis.
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A book of great beauty and truth
This book beautifully explains how close the Lord is to us, especially in the moments when we suffer the most. Archbishop Luis Martinez has a gift for leading us to God through his writings and this book, is one of his best. Let us not be people of little faith. Jesus may be asleep in the boat next to us when the storm hits, but he it always aware of our needs and will not fail us.
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