Join Gretta Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity, bestselling author of With or Without God and pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, for a compelling look at the place of prayer in the modern world.
Some believe prayer connects them with God, a cosmic force, the universe or life itself, and that it can change circumstances or bring them comfort, protection and peace. Others engage in the act of prayer as a traditional ritual from which they neither demand nor expect results. For many others, however, prayer has no significance in their lives at all. Her latest book, Amen, examines these diverse positions in the light of the harsh realities of unanswered prayer, the secular critique of supernatural intervention and the need for a deep sense of ownership for the suffering in the world. With characteristic honesty, she calls the reader to submit the tradition of prayer to the test of integrity. Can we draw from it useful principles for addressing human and global needs? Or is it safe, and maybe even more effective, to get up from our knees and live out the answers we seek?