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
“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 AuthorMark 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.”
, 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.”
“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.”
, Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong ChurchReligion/Christian Living
ISBN 978-0-73529-108-9 ● Hardcover ● 224 Pages ● $21.99 U.S./$28.99 Canada
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