After 15-years of seeing God work in amazing ways, Pete Greig has written Dirty Glory: Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You to share those stories. It’s the story of prayer and Pete’s amazing ride as the “accidental” founder of 24-7 Prayer.
Most of all, it’s the story of God’s engagement in our world. This is where Pete shines as an author (and as a person). He can tell amazing stories, but you never sense it’s about self-promotion the way other preacher/teacher types sometimes come across. For Pete, it’s genuinely about what God is doing in the world.
For this reason it’s refreshingly simple and transparent. The stories in the book are ultimately not about building a person, furthering an organization, or outshining others. It’s sharing the story of prayer, love, compassion, forgiveness, reconciliation, and change. Some of the stories are hard to believe for a skeptic, but they always point back to God even when the reader scratches his head about the details. That’s a good thing.
The book represents what I love about Pete, who has been a friend for about a decade now. He’s an amazing preacher and man of God, and a great husband and father. But the winds around his life always blow toward the God he loves so much.
You’ll sense that in this book. And I hope someday you get to meet Pete. Tell him I say hello.