I really like this book. I have been having a lot of dreams about cars for the past few years and now I understand what they mean. When I dream about anything else I can go to this book and look up what it means. It is really helpful.
I have always been a dreamer. I can remember most of my dreams in the morning or have an idea of what happened and sometimes something will trigger my memory and I will remember the craziest dream. My husband tells me I always have crazy dreams. And honestly, a lot of them do seem strange.
Seeing the Voice of God challenges you to start looking at your dreams in a different way. It asks us to wake up (literally) and take notice of what you have been dreaming about. Laura encourages you to write down your dreams as soon as you wake up to gain a better understanding of them. And then run them through the filters or categories she offers in the book to see what God might be speaking to you.
She also talks about the importance of having a good night's sleep and steps you can take to improve your sleep.
I really liked this book and have been challenged to pay more attention to my dreams and see if God is trying to tell me something. Although, I know some dreams are clearly not from God and in fact the enemy has used dreams in my life to plant seeds of deceit. Thankfully, I have learned to identify these but it has taken me a long time.
Are you a dreamer, do you wonder if God is trying to tell you something? Laura believes that God is always trying to speak to us so why would He stop when we are the quietest? If this book sounds interesting to you I encourage you to pick up a copy. You might find a whole new way to see God's voice :)
An ebook copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have read it twice through already. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand more about how God speaks to us through dreams and visions. Author, Laura Harris Smith is definitely anointed by God and
Author, Laura Harris Smith has an entire chapter devoted to a comprehensive 1000+ dream symbol dictionary. She gives Biblical references to every symbol. I keep this book beside my bed so that every morning when I wake up I can go to chapter 7 and reference the symbols that were in my dream.
I am now glad to be able to distinguish the difference between the various types of dream. Laura goes into detail about different types of dreams such as warning dreams, decisions dreams, recurring dreams, pizza dreams, and several others. She states to never dismiss a "pizza dream" without prayer. I have now been more mindful and prayerful about all my dreams to interpret them with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Chapters 4 and 5 have been devoted to the medical aspect of sleep. A sleep study doctor was interviewed by Laura and that information has been included in these chapters. There is information about the sleep cycle, what occurs within each stage, plus beneficial tips for healthy sleeping habits. I realized how important it is to have sleep in order to keep one physically healthy. I have now been making adjustments in my own sleeping schedule to get more rest.
I hope that everyone that reads this book will be blessed and "See the Voice of God." I have always been a night owl, but now I can't wait to go to sleep and dream.
Laura Harris Smith has written a wonderful God- inspired book that is a need for anyone wishing to understand their dreams and how God speaks to them. I am looking forward to referring to it again and again.
God certainly spoke through dreams in biblical times. Is He silent now?
Laura argues that God still speaks to us through dreams. We just need to be paying attention. To help us do that, she has written this book. She includes biblical teaching on how to hear God's voice and how to see God's voice through dreams and visions.
She shares her classification of dreams so we know what to do with a dream when we have one. Some require immediate application while others must be soaked in prayer and patience. She looks at the physical obstacles that prevent dreams from coming and reports on the importance of sufficient sleep. She suggests supplements and techniques for better sleep. She also helps us with the issues we might have that are keeping us from hearing His voice or preventing us from hearing (and seeing) clearly. (I really liked her discussion of the five voices we hear in our head.) She also has a chapter on the counterfeit work of Satan.
She devotes a chapter to symbols. She does note that God will use symbols particular to the individual so what a symbol means to one person may not have the same meaning for another. The list is extensive, though. This is probably the chapter a reader will go back to again and again. She does remind us that the Holy Spirit is the best interpreter of dreams.
At the end of each chapter she has included a prayer and an invitation to receive from God.
Research shows that we can have up to 36 dreams a night. Even though Laura acknowledges that some dreams might be what are called "pizza" dreams, she thinks all dreams are from God - no matter how bazaar. "Dreaming itself is from Him," she writes, "so I never dismiss a dream without praying first."
NOTE: This is a book for Christians who believe God speaks today and that spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare are active today. The author was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1993 and has seen visions of angels and demons.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.