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Posted June 15, 2009
I picked this up to use as a new devotional, and found it rather disapppointing. As a Christian already, it essentially outlines the basics that, if you think about it, you already know. The main message that came through (aside, of course, from the 9 ways) is that if you believe God is speaking to you, then he is. I have somewhat mixed feelings about this message, but the way that they present it makes it somewhat understandable.
I would say that this book is more for someone new to the their faith, or who is struggling with the question of faith altogether, or even for people who are specifically seeking guidance in this particular area. However, it just has that "baby food" feel for a more established Christian, though it certainly can help remind you of things that you already knew, or perhaps give a different perspective on how God speaks.
Overall, it did not have the type of depth I was looking for, and I would not recommend it as a devotional. However, all of the points presented were biblical, even if they were not made in the best way possible.
Posted May 7, 2009
Nine Ways God Always Speaks by Mark Herringshaw & Jennifer Schuchmann is a fresh way of looking at the age old topic of how to hear God talking to you. Through many anecdotes and some Scripture, the authors demonstrate many of the ways God speaks to those willing to hear Him: dreams, through others, the Bible, etc. The key part being that the listener is actually listening. God is willing to speak whatever language it takes for us to hear him, but the more we obey and step out in faith, the more we will be able to hear him. If we aren't hearing him, it isn't that he's not talking, it's that we aren't really looking. The stories inside of this book are inspiring and fascinating. Their writing style is very light and breezy, and reading feels like a conversation with a good friend. It will encourage readers to look at the world around them and listen in a whole new way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.