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Aloof

Aloof

Figuring Out Life With a God Who Hides

Tony Kriz

"Reading Aloof is a pleasure. People will debate the ideas — is there a God or not? — but no one will put this book down feeling cheated. It is a work of art." —Frank Schaeffer, author of Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Written in an authentic, conversational style, Aloof is easily accessible to those who don't know much about the Bible, yet the message is still theologically informed and culturally relevant. This book will help you process how God acts uniquely towards us, depending upon each stage of life.

Five Things to Do When God Seems Aloof

Five Things to Do When God Seems Aloof

If you are someone whom God audibly speaks to and/or tangibly touches, then I envy you. If you are more like me and God feels distant most of the time ... here are five things to do to embrace the waiting.

Praise for Aloof

Praise for Aloof

"Can you really trust God when he is silent? It's an age-old question. Easy to answer for those who've not experienced silence. With the precision of a surgeon and the tenderness of a wounded spirit, Tony Kriz walks us through his prism to find where God really lives."

Read an Excerpt: Aloof

Read an Excerpt: Aloof

"Those early beliefs, even the very first beliefs we had as children, no matter how fanciful, could offer a key to understanding our inner lives today. Was everybody else taught to ignore those early imaginations the way that I was? Maybe it is time to do some personal excavating."

The Author’s Corner: Tony Kriz’s Blog

The Author’s Corner: Tony Kriz’s Blog

Find more reflections on faith from author Tony Kriz on his personal blog.

When God Hides: A Q&A with Tony Kriz

When God Hides: A Q&A with Tony Kriz

"It's a fairly universal experience of everybody. Some of us are more attuned to the divine than others; almost all of us have had seasons where God felt distant; and there are many people who feel God has never interacted with them tangibly on any level."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Will the Hidden God Ever Show Up?

Will the Hidden God Ever Show Up?

Kyle Roberts

Sometimes, I think, religious people need to ask these questions more often. This is why I appreciate Tony Kriz’s Aloof. He gives us a model for asking the questions.

Blessed Mourning: Reflections on Aloof, Chapter 10

Blessed Mourning: Reflections on Aloof, Chapter 10

Micky Jones

Could it be, as Tony suggests, that even within the core of mourning, something caused by something I hate so much, there is the “plausible suspicion” of a blessing (God caring for, welcoming and knowing us)?

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Bruce Epperly

Moments of divine revelation happen on a daily basis. Synchronicities appear random until we learn to listen to movements of “hidden wholeness” (Thomas Merton), revealing God in all things and all things in God.

Is God Aloof? Not Anymore...

Is God Aloof? Not Anymore...

Reba Riley

The God I use to know, pre-Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, that God was absent all the time. It was the emotional equivalent of waiting to be given a rose on The Bachelor.

If God Exists, Where Is He?

If God Exists, Where Is He?

David Swartz

If God exists, where is He? If He’s so loving, how can He withhold Himself from all the suffering in the world? If He loves me in particular, why don’t I sense His presence more than I do or even at all?

Aloof's Vulnerable Truth

Aloof's Vulnerable Truth

Rebecca Florence Miller

Kriz’s insights about why it might be that we experience God hiding from us are among the richest insights on this topic I’ve ever read. My underlined and dog-eared pages are proof that I will be returning to this book again.

Longing for God to Be Tangible

When God Hides: Tony Kriz on His New Book 'Aloof'