It took me a few tries to actually read this book cover to cover. It was FAR from a bad read, but my free time in 2017 (when I bought it) was constantly fluctuating. Third time’s the charm!
The book wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. At first, I thought it was going to be a devotional type book. That’s not exactly what it is. It’s a collection of anecdotes and biblical stories that illustrate how and when God is speaking in your life.
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer is a book you should read and re-read, highlighting the parts that stand out. Priscilla is a great story-teller, and she uses her stories to relate to the reader (which I loved). At the end of every one is a lesson or revelation of God’s voice.
While reading, I was able to look back at my own life and recall when I was hearing (or missed hearing) the Father. Confirmation and conviction were strong as I read through the chapters. I was more than joyful to receive all of it. It meant that I was truly hearing God.
I find that it’s okay to treat this book as a devotional. There’s no shortage of scripture or biblical stories. If you decide to use it as a devotional, study how people in the Bible heard God, and how they reacted to it. Mediate on the scriptures presented in each chapter. Most importantly, use the challenges at the end of each chapter to reflect on your own life. If you’re brutally honest with yourself, you will begin to hear God more clearly and consistently.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would (will) read it again. I’m positive that each time I open it, something new will jump out at me.
Have you read Discerning the Voice of God? Tell me about your experience in the comments!