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How to Pray When You're Pissed at God

Or Anyone Else for That Matter

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Description

When things really go wrong, what do you do with the feeling that God is to blame? A popular Coast to Coast radio host (and Episcopal clergy) provides some answers. In a first of its kind book, Ian Punnett provides a spiritual path for expressing your rawest emotions through prayer and how to rebuild a relationship with one's higher power--or anybody else in your life.
 
In this important and practical book, Ian Punnett provides insight on   feeling anger and resentment toward God and offers advice on how to deal with the pain and blame that accompanies these emotions. In a book that is edgy, timely, funny and compassionate, Punnett presents real help in everyday language for transforming the negativity of anger into a positive and useful force that will ultimately help us pray more effectively, bring us closer to God, enhance our spiritual relationship, and change the way we live and love others.
 
After a divorce, a broken friendship, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or even the accumulation of all the tiny cracks in our spirit from life's disappointments, it’s easy to feel pissed at God. When anger is left unchecked, it is harmful to  our minds, bodies and souls.

 “How to Pray When You’re Pissed at God is not “the last word” on angry prayer,” Punnett writes, “but it might be the first words you have ever heard on the topic. By the end of the book, it is my hope that you’ll understand the role of anger in our lives, the benefit of honest prayer, and the need for honest, angry prayer in the lives of the faithful and faithless.”
 

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 11, 2013 – Punnett, a radio host and Episcopal deacon, goes against the conventional religious grain by not only arguing that it s okay to be angry with God, but also showing readers how. He takes pains to demonstrate that his view is solidly based in the Bible, citing figures who contended with God (Moses, Job) and the numerous cursing psalms in which the distraught psalmist asks God to break the teeth of his enemy or dash their little ones against a rock. He even suggests that the Bible s original Hebrew and Greek included a few pretty salty terms. A chapter on psychology is rather simple; indeed, so is the theology. Yet his central point is delightfully honest and subversive: take anger out on God, not a colleague, underling, or loved one. Most moving are prayers Punnett has collected from real people in difficult situations ( God, send me some love, and if you could dial back the suffering stuff a little ). This heartfelt little book is the answer to many prayers.
How to Pray When You're Pissed at God
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion & Spirituality
  • Published: Apr 30, 2013
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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