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When God Is Silent
Divine Language Beyond Words
by Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher:Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
This short little book is a second edition of a book first published in 1998 that was based on a series of lectures given by the author in 1997. As the author points out in the preface much has changed in the intervening years and so some of the subject matter might seem a touch out of place, but if we read deeper into these things and past the small incongruities, what we find is something still incredibly relevant and as real today as it was then. Yes, things have changed but in some ways silence is now even more important than ever, confusion more rife, and the "noise" of miscommunication even more prevalent than it possibly ever was. This book is a small but insightful meditation on choosing words carefully, on why when speaking for God, or of God, we must be ever vigilant that the words we use and the tone we take, are in fact in keeping with those that God would have us use, and that we adhere to God's words, silences and actions carefully as preachers of his word. A lovely little book that was a joy to read and contemplate.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (06/08/13)