Thursday, March 5, 2015
Divine Applause by Jeff Anderson
What Was Unique: The author brought a unique point of view to the discussion of hearing God's voice. Having suffered from hearing loss since childhood, Jeff was able to draw several parallels from physical hearing loss to spiritual hearing loss. He has had to learn to compensate for his loss of hearing and develop strategies to stay connected. I found his insight to be helpful.
What Could be Improved: While I did enjoy the author's use of storytelling and analogy, the text became quite repetitive. Time is precious. If I'm going to take the time to read a book of this nature, I want it to get to the point and keep moving. That simply didn't happen. (How many times do I need to be reminded of Mrs. Whyte?!?)
I think Divine Applause contains some great perspective. I simply would have preferred to get the bullet points in a sermon or two, rather than reading the full version!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Multnomah Books in exchange for an honest review.