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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.