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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2012
Listening to the Voice of God is your invitation to take a break and claim precious treasure from the Word of God. Add faith, and the treasure will multiply in your heart and enrich your life.
You’ll gather gems of wisdom. You’ll relive the move of God in ancient times, and witness him speaking today.
Take your break with an open heart and mind. Shut out the world’s distractions. Claim your treasure from God’s boundless supply.
HSCottageRaleigh, NCAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5More of a collection of stories, not a "how to"August 15, 2013HSCottageRaleigh, NCAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3This book is a very quick read. I finished it in one night. One of my favorite things about this book is that it is full of scripture, more than what I am accustomed to seeing in books, which is one of the reasons for the high stars. One thing I am confused about though is the purpose of the book. I was expecting a how to book on how to hear God speaking to me. The book is instead full of stories from the authors life. She talks about situations were she had to wait for God's direction and provision. Though I think the book was a great read, I did feel I missed something in translation of what the book was going to be about. I guess I wanted more details on how to know what God is speaking to me, how to discern what he wants for me, or just how to listen to know its his voice.
I think the book is worth reading and it is well written. Just don't expect a "how to" book like I was. Instead, enjoy her life stories how God worked in her life and take away what little nuggets of wisdom you find for your self. I will add though I don't see God working in her decision to buy a Pinto, if anything, he should have stopped her from getting one.
I received the ebook from the publisher for an honest review.
VV Boutique StyleCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5God DID speak to me through this book!April 7, 2013VV Boutique StyleCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I was drawn to this book based on the title because I am interested in learning how to better hear God in my daily life. I was pleased to access it immediately in eBook format and also pleased that it was a short and easy read. I like a bulleted list, so that's how I'm doing this review. Here goes:
- Smith used the Holy Bible, King James Version for her scripture references. I like me some old-school now and then, but I find other versions easier to understand.
- Smith includes some discussion on vague ways that God speaks to people, or writes "I heard God say_" but doesn't say more specifically HOW she heard God - what made her know it was God? That's the question I was hoping would be explored.
- I found her writing to be earnest, and her examples of hearing God were _ average (not so KAPOW that if you don't have that experience you think God never talks to you). There is a flip side to this, however. If you're an avid blog reader and reader generally, you have plenty of excellent writers publishing "KAPOW" information of their experience of hearing God, so in that sense, this book was somewhat redundant.
- This book may be a little too general for someone further along in their spiritual walk and a little too "Christianese" for someone early in their walk.
- I liked that Smith emphasized the importance of you playing an active role in listening to God - we have to have a "seeking heart;" I found this reassuring. Since I do have a seeking heart, I can rest assured that I will hear Him.
- The book is not so much a guide for others on how to hear God as it is a journal of Smith's experience of hearing God. She doesn't draw the parallels for the reader, which is a good thing I guess.
- Though I would not count this amongst the books that were hugely influential in my spiritual growth, I think that God will, er, speak to me through everything in my life so I did take away some good information, reiterations and affirmations.
Bottom line: God speaks to each one of us in a personal, meaningful way. I enjoyed reading about Smith's experience and am inspired to take better note of the ways that I hear God, and maybe even record them so I can one day reflect on my own "version" of this book.