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Whisper

How to Hear the Voice of God

Mark Batterson

About Whisper

The best-selling author of Circle Maker, which helped over 2 million people learn to talk to God, now helps readers learn 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!

Praise

“Few authors capture the imagination with the written word like Mark Batterson. His personal stories and biblical convictions will lead you to new places as you are encouraged to lean into and listen for the voice of God day after day. Open your heart, but more importantly open your ears and discover afresh the whisper of a God who still longs to speak to His people.”
Brian Houston, founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church

“If you’ve ever longed to hear the voice of God, this book is an essential guide. I’ve been deeply blessed by the personal and prescriptive words of Mark Batterson in Whisper. Packed full of practical steps and godly wisdom, Whisper is one of those books you won’t be able to put down. It will open your eyes and your ears to God in a new way.”
Christine Caine, founder of Propel Women and author of Unashamed

“Some of the most frequent questions I get as a pastor have to do with hearing from God. In Whisper, Mark Batterson cuts through the confusion and shows the way to a deeper and closer relationship with God—one that leaves us guessing less and discerning more.”
Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church and New York Times best-selling author

“Not a day passes that I don’t ask, ‘Lord, what should I do?’ I need His counsel and crave His guidance. For that reason I welcome this book. May God use it to attune my heart to His.”
Max Lucado, pastor and author

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark’s newest book is, Chase the Lion, which releases September 6th, 2016. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker, and has also written a dozen other popular titles including If, Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children. Learn more at www.markbatterson.com.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 24, 2017

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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The best-selling author of Circle Maker, which helped over 2 million people learn to talk to God, now helps readers learn 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!

Press Release

The New York Times Best-selling Author Batterson Empowers People to Listen to the
Most Important Voice in their Lives—God’s!

 
An Essential Guide that Unlocks God’s Seven Love Languages 

In The Circle Maker, prominent D.C. pastor and The New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson taught readers how to talk to God. Now in Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God (Multnomah, Oct. 24, 2017), he provides lucid, biblical teaching alongside compelling stories to equip believers in how to listen to God.
 
“It is His voice that will unveil your identity and reveal your destiny,” Batterson says. “And if you want to find your voice, it starts with hearing His voice.”
 
In his conversational style, Batterson walks readers through the different ways God speaks to His people, through seven love languages: Scripture (God’s first language), Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Prompting, and Pain.
 
From the biggest most gut-wrenching decisions to the seemingly simple choices we all face, Mark Batterson believes God cares to speak into our lives and does so more often than we realize. 
 
Batterson, who has spoken at congressional retreats and given spiritual advice to professional athletes, unveils why God usually speaks to people in a whisper and not in a loud voice. He asks, “Is the Still Small Voice the loudest voice in your life?” He points out that “learning to hear the voice of God is the solution to a thousand problems!”
 
Since people are bombarded by many different voices and distractions that can deafen God’s voice, he encourages readers to set boundaries in their lives and find a “whispering spot” so they can find peace and quiet to really listen. “It’s silence that helps us hear God’s voice and sing God’s song. It is His voice that will unveil your identity and reveal your destiny,” Batterson emphasizes.
 
To help inspire readers to draw closer to God’s whispers, he draws lessons from the lives of numerous historical figures including inventor George Washington Carver and scientist Edwin Hubble.
 
Like Batterson’s previous books, Whisper is a very accessible read that will have wide appeal, no matter where people may be on their faith journey.
 
Whether for the one who says, “C’mon, God doesn’t speak to me!” or a veteran believer who needs a refresher on discerning God’s voice, Whisper will help people unlock the language of God and grow closer to the One who spoke the universe into existence.

About the Author
Mark Batterson is the author of more than a dozen books including The New York Times best-seller The Circle Maker and the USA Today bestseller Chase the Lion. He’s the founder and lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC), one church with eight campuses throughout Washington D.C. which is known as one of the most innovative and influential churches in America.
 
NCC serves the needs of people in the local community through their DC Dream Center which offers programs including one-on-one mentorship, tutoring and reconciliation lunches, which facilitate an environment where urban and suburban, rich and poor, young and old, as well as all races and ethnicities can come together to establish friendships. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezer’s, the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. In the Fall of 2017, an art center, dance studio, basketball court, computer lab and recording studio will become part of the DC Dream Center to enhance their services to youth in the community.
 
Batterson has been interviewed on many media outlets including The Washington Post, Forbes.com, “The Glenn Beck Program,” Christianity Today, Religion News Service, “The 700 Club” and the “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” Batterson has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives in the Capitol Hill area with his wife and their three children. Visit markbatterson.com for more details. 

Praise for Whisper:

“Not a day passes that I don’t ask, ‘Lord, what should I do?’ I need His counsel and crave His guidance. For that reason, I welcome this book. May God use it to attune my heart to His.”
Max Lucado, pastor and author

“If you’ve ever longed to hear the voice of God, this book is an essential guide. I’ve been deeply blessed by the personal and prescriptive words of Mark Batterson in Whisper. Packed full of practical steps and godly wisdom, Whisper is one of those books you won’t be able to put down. It will open your eyes and your ears to God in a new way.”
Christine Caine

“Few authors capture the imagination with the written word like Mark Batterson. His personal stories and biblical convictions will lead you to new places, as you are encouraged to lean into and listen for the voice of God day after day. Open your heart, but more importantly, open your ears and discover afresh the whisper of a God who still longs to speak to His people.”
Brian Houston, Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

Religion/Christian Living
ISBN 978-0-73529-108-9 ● Hardcover ● 224 Pages ● $21.99 U.S./$28.99 Canada
eBook ISBN 978-0-73529-109-6 ● $11.99 U.S./$14.99 Canada

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By Justin Dilliplane

Does God still speak?This is a question that we as Christians often ask. We know that God spoke audibly to people like Samuel, Noah, Elijah, and other Bible saints and prophets. But does He still speak to us today?In his book Whisper, Mark Batterson would argue that He does speak. As humans, many have heard and outlined that we have 5 love languages. Batterson finds 7 different love languages of communication that God has with His people....

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By Ileah-Mare Smith

Mark Batterson is one of my favorite authors. His new book Whisper explores the seven love languages God uses to speak to us and how we can hear Him. This book teaches you the simple ways God communicates to us and how you learn to listen. I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Mulnomah for review.

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By Tony Brackemyre

"God wants us to hear what He's saying and we must heed His voice. So He whispers softer and softer so that we have to get closer and closer. And when we finally get close enough, He envelops us in His arms & tells us that He loves us."Mark Batterson concludes his new book, Whisper, with what might be considered the thesis statement for this writing: because God loves us, He wants to communicate with us and He does that through...

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By Stacey Brown

Mark Batterson's recent book is filled with Biblical examples of people who have heard God speaking in various ways from Moses and the burning bush to Balaam's donkey. What I appreciated most while reading the book was how he made those Biblical examples relevant to me. Batterson includes personal stories and miraculous accounts of the powerful ways that God speaks in seven "languages" or styles/ways. I am not accustomed to reading books...

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By Larry Kozlof

Hearing, or maybe recognizing, the voice of God is something people can struggle with their entire lives.  Mark Batterson has set out to help us in this endeavour.Whisper is exactly what I needed in this season.  I say that because the book cane summed up in one sentence, "Is God's voice the loudest one in your life?"  For me this has been an issue of late and Batterson sets out for readers seven 'languages' to lean into.  Some are evident...

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