Book Review: Whisper

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Mark Batterson
March 17, 2020

The question isn't whether God speaks. The question is what does He have to say to you? The New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker teaches readers how to listen to God. The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red Sea, and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, this voice will make all things new, but it's also speaking to you now! That voice is God's voice, and what we've learned from Scripture is that He often speaks in a whisper. Not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close. Many people have a tough time believing God still speaks. Sure, in ancient times and in mysterious ways, God spoke to His people, but is He still speaking now? Mark Batterson certainly believes so. And he wants to introduce you to the seven love languages of God; each of them unique and entirely divine. Some of them you might suspect but others will surprise you. By learning to tune in to and decipher each language, you'll be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as life-altering choices. God is actively speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives you the tools you need to unlock each of these languages. God's whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and fulfill your loftiest dreams. Discover how simple it is to hear God's voice in every aspect of your life! He's speaking, make sure you know how to listen!

Mark Batterson penned a gem in this one. Whisper is all about listening for the voice of God and how to discern it. This two part book will have your attention from start to finish. At the end, you’ll find yourself recommending it to the first person that comes your way.

Part 1 – The Power of a Whisper

This part takes you through what Mark calls “the bravest prayer” and then talks about how God speaks to us, and his whispers.

Part 2 – The Seven Love Languages

Don’t let these be confused with the 5 Love Languages Gary Chapman wrote about. These are 7 languages that God uses to talk to you. They include scripture, promptings and people. I won’t spoil the rest!

This book has plenty of scripture to back it up and you’ll learn all kinds of things about history, the ear anatomy, and other things you never thought you’d care about. It makes the book fun.

Whether you’re looking for the voice of God, or you just need to expand your listening radar a bit, this book will help you. Don’t hesitate to buy this one. I’d give it 7 stars out of 5 if my WordPress plugin would let me.

Written by Dan
This is my collection of bible study lessons and book reviews. I am the Executive Pastor of Cross Waves Church and graduate of the Willmington School of the Bible, part of the Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity.