Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review

The Power of a Whisper : Hearing God. Having the Guts to Respond
by Bill Hybels
Zondervan, 2010

Reviewed by Diane Busch

This is a great book no matter how long you have been a Christ-follower. It is excellent to be reminded that God does communicate with his people in myriad ways--sometimes it is just a nudge or a whisper. We need to be intentional about having times of quiet so we can hear God. There are generally three types of whispers from God: Assurance; Admonition; and Action. We can test these whispers to know whether we are truly hearing from God, by running them past five filters: 1) Is it from God? (in tune with his character); 2) Is it scriptural?; 3) Is it wise?; 4) Is it in tune with my character and how I am wired?; 5) What do people I most trust think about it?

Also available is The Power of a Whisper 4-week DVD study and participant guide. Our small group recently completed this study. We were challenged and had meaningful discussions.

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