This material will help you open your ears and heart to hearing God's promptings as He choses to whisper promptings to us. It helps us filter the messages we receive so that we will recognize and respond.
If any of your small group members enjoy reading the hardback (which isn't totally necessary to conduct the group), be sure that they have it prior to session 1 as there are 3 chapters recommended prior to the first meeting.
Our hearts have been convicted by the Holy Spirit to listen as He divinely prompts us - guiding us in our every day goals to some life-changing stretching. This helps us move out of the humdrum of our everyday lives to a deeper relationship with our God Who desires communication as a two-way street. All 16 participants agreed that even just the first session was vision-changing. It's Spring when some groups are closing down for the season - but we have 2 groups now and will offer it again in the fall!
I liked this so much I am using it to lead my small group. If everyone would keep an ear to heaven, it makes Bible Study much easier to understand as we listen to God pull on our heart strings; this gives added insight into inductive studies. Bill Hybels teaches how we can listen to God in the many ways He speaks to us. All we have to do is stay still enough and want to listen to Him.