When I Pray What Does God Do?
By David Wilkinson
What happens when we pray? Does God always answer? Why does it sometimes feel like he doesn't? Scientific developments and daily encounters with the pain of unanswered prayer can leave us wondering what to make of the whole topic. Scientist and theologian David Wilkinson explores these thorny issues, sharing his insights and struggles as he engages with scientific questions, biblical examples, and his own, sometimes painful, experiences of answered and unanswered prayer.
Professor Daid Wilkinson is Principal of St John's College, Durham and has earned doctorates in both astrophysics and theology.
Prayer is one of those tricky things. I've talked about a lot of books that deal with this like Straight Answers to 21 Questions about Prayer and A Year of Living Prayerfully and both are quite popular because there are so many questions. So of course I was interested reading When I Pray What Does God Do? David Wilkison has written a great book that is personal, and inspiring. There are tips for things like when your prayers go unanswered that offer a variety of explanations that actually make sense.