Hearing His Voice

Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise

Christian - Devotion/Study
322 Pages
Reviewed on 11/30/2017
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Author Biography

I was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia and I have lived and travelled in many different places both here and overseas. My home is now sunny North Queensland with my two daughters, my two cats and a golden retriever.

I work part-time as a Kindergarten teacher and I write! I have kept journals all of my life and written two other books before this one: a science fiction novel written when I was 13 and a book of poetry as a way of navigating my way through a time of deep depression.

"Hearing His Voice" grew out of a season of massive challenge. My way of dealing with this was to lean in close to Jesus and record the words of comfort and encouragement that He spoke to me. Every part of this book was given to me by Him - the words, the format, the cover - everything. Having accepted Jesus into my heart in 2010, find the I love Him more and more each and every day and cannot begin to express the depth of gratitude I have that He saved someone like me. Before I accepted Him into my heart I lived a life that had a lot of pain and sadness in it, including an abusive marriage. Today my life is completely transformed from those dark days and I am so grateful for every moment that I am given. I owe this all to Jesus.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Hearing His Voice: Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise by Meredith Swift is a devotional book that can be read as a Bible study, a compelling spiritual testimony, or a guide to effective discipleship. In a time like ours, where a competitive culture creates much stress, it is easy to feel lonely and abandoned. Although our culture provides the most efficient communication tools, it enforces a deep sense of loneliness which can be painful. It is in this context that Ms. Swift offers an antidote that most readers take for granted — their sense of intimate connection with God, who loves them unconditionally.

The author takes the reader through her painful experience of loneliness to a meaningful encounter with God and shows how readers can find meaning and purpose by reconnecting intimately with their source. Highly imaginative and packed with insights, handy prayers, and reflections, this book is a tool that draws the reader into the Garden of Promise and allows them to experience the healing, loving touch of Jesus. In this book, the author invites readers to listen to the voice that comforts and that gives life.

The writing is friendly and it is packed with powerful biblical references that are as relevant as they are inspiring. It isn’t surprising that this book was written at a time when the author was going through challenges in her life, overcoming the painful experience of divorce and having to deal with relocation, career shift, and a daughter with a medical condition. It’s no doubt that God used her experience to communicate His love to humanity through the gift of this inspiring book. Hearing His Voice: Meeting Jesus in the Garden of Promise is a spiritual gem to receive with gratitude and pass on with love.