Dr. Gene Russell Calls for Developing Spiritual Fortitude in New Book

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‘The Silence of God: Sock It to Me!’ encourages believers to face challenges, see them as tests of faith to be passed.

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In “The Silence of God: Sock It to Me!” (published by Xlibris), Dr. Gene Russell encourages readers to see the seeming absence of God as a test of faith requiring the cultivation of spiritual resilience and the ability to perceive and appreciate hidden signs of God’s works and plans. By sharing his thoughts and actions, his recollections of how, through years, he learned the hard way the values and purposes of God’s silence, he gives them a guide for the path they too must navigate in their Christian lives.

“Is it ever easy to be a Christian? God is so silent,” Russell says, explaining that his silence leads to suffering, causing believers to understandably ask why their lord is silent. Russell says that this can be addressed by learning to pray, by gaining spiritual fortitude and, in effect, saying "Lord, sock it to me.” He attests that the permanence of these thoughts changed his attitude and action, equipping him with what he needed to meet life’s challenges. He conveys these lessons by recollecting his spiritual odyssey and showing readers the rewards of a faithful life amidst “The Silence of God.”

“God is silent in most situations, even for the Christian. Or is He? Through the experiences and knowledge of others, we can be reminded that since God works with us individually, there is a learning curve of success. It is called total helplessness, total dependency and total expectancy—all related to Christ,” Russell says.

“The Silence of God:”
By Dr. Gene Russell
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781514480656
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781514480649
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781514480632
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Gene Russell has degrees from Baylor University (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Luther Rice Seminary (ThD). Serving as pastor of numerous Baptist churches of all sizes in San Antonio, Dallas, Angleton, Houston and Nacogdoches has given him unusual exposure to their experiences, needs and desires. Close to 6,500 counseling sessions have resulted through the years with people from throughout the world.

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