One of the things we can find amazing about scripture is that God talks to his people. God speaks to them in a variety of ways. Some of these stories seem to be very different then what we experience nowadays. For instance, why doesn’t God continue to speak to us though donkeys or burning bushes. It might seem that God has become removed. Fortunately, this not the case as Mark Batterson explores in his book Whisper. 

In the first part of the book, Batterson explores the concept of listening. This part is a bit technical as he explores the mechanics of hearing. He explains how we are unable to replicate sounds or things that we are unable to really hear. This is intriguing especially when thought of in the context of learning new languages. Batterson leads us to the conclusion in this first part that we have to attune ourselves to hearing God.

The second part of the book then depicts seven ways in which God still speaks to us: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives each of these “languages” its own chapter. An explanation is given to understand how God uses this language as a way of communicating with us followed by examples and stories.

I really enjoy the stories and examples that Batterson uses because it makes the material more relatable. It helps the reader to make connections with their own life and gives them a broader view to really see the different ways in which God continues to speak to us. Whisper is a good book with an encouraging message.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the Blogging for Books blogger program in exchange for an honest review.


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