Book Shelf: The Power of a Whisper

The Power of a Whisper:
Hearing God,
Having the Guts to Respond

Bill Hybels (Author)
Published by Zondervan;
1st Printing edition (July 25, 2010)

My review: 4 out of 5 stars
The Power of a Whisper is a refreshingly, easy read with clearly presented concepts. The strength of the book is not found in new, earth shattering insights into how to hear from God. (The timeless practices work and so nothing new is needed.) The strength of this book is its vulnerability, found in story after story after story of ordinary persons who heard a message from God and responded. (and a few who didn’t and regretted it) Hybels is himself especially transparent. Be sure to read all the way to the end. The tenth and last chapter is a powerful combination of testimony, Biblical truth and call to action.

From the publisher:
‘Without a hint of exaggeration,’ says Bill Hybels, ‘the ability to discern divine direction has saved me from a life of sure boredom and self-destruction. God’s well-timed words have redirected my path, rescued me from temptation and re-energized me during some of my deepest moments of despair.’ In The Power of a Whisper, vision is cast for what life can look like when God’s followers choose to hear from heaven as they navigate life on earth. Whispers that arbitrate key decisions, nudges that rescue from dark nights of the soul, promptings that spur on growth, urgings that come by way of another person, inspiration that opens once-glazed-over eyes to the terrible plight people face in this world—through firsthand accounts spanning fifty-seven years of life, more than thirty of which have been spent in the trenches of ministry, Hybels promotes passion in Christ-followers’ hearts for being wide open to hearing from God, and for getting gutsier about doing exactly what he says to do. For more information go to: www.thewhisperwall.com

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