The Voice of Divine Love

The Voice of Divine Love


Christian - Non-Fiction
155 Pages
Reviewed on 03/29/2016
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Author Biography

Arlene Dayrit lives in continuous awareness of the depths of her own brokenness—and her desperate need for God’s redemption and healing love. Although she sought to live a holy life, attending daily Mass and offering spiritual advice to others who sought her quiet wisdom, she always felt an inexplicable, inescapable hole in her heart and an inadequacy and guilt she could not ignore. Arlene struggled with feeling that God was constantly angry with or disappointed in her as she appeared to have everything together but kept trying and failing to measure up. A retreat with a wise nun changed her life: for the first time, Arlene understood the futility of her own efforts to be good and the necessity of depending on God’s grace to fill her longings and change her life. Though she finds herself broken and wretched, she has learned to let go of her view of God as a vengeful presence and to understand His loving and merciful nature, willing to forgive her transgressions and love her as she is. She has been seeking to learn more about and rest in God’s amazing, unending love ever since. When she is not working as a bank officer at one of the largest banks in the Philippines, Arlene can be found reading about and meditating on divine love and mercy. She can be reached at dayrit.arlene@yahoo.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Voice of Divine Love is a non-fiction religious/spiritual work written by Arlene Dayrit. The author felt broken and wretched even though she was devout and dedicated to attending daily Mass. Despite the depth of her belief, she felt that God was angry with her. At a retreat, she learned to appreciate the God who has always loved her and to understand how, in His wisdom and knowledge of her future, any obstacles to her happiness are but temporary roadblocks to her ultimate well-being. Dayrit shares her beliefs and convictions about her loving Father in this series of prose passages which can be read aloud or in silence. Each passage builds on its predecessor and the work as a whole informs the reader on the vast and caring nature of God the Father.

Arlene Dayrit's non-fiction religious work, The Voice of Divine Love, is meant to be the voice of God whispering words of comfort, love and guidance, and, as I read her words, I pondered what a marvelous work this is for use in spiritual meditation. Her words flow beautifully and merge so well with the messages she seeks to convey. She includes Biblical references at times that seem to bolster the first person prose she's created, but such bolstering or support rarely seems necessary. This is an intensely personal and profound work that addresses so much and seeks to show that God is interested in every aspect of His children's lives, even the little things that happen on a day-to-day basis. He is there waiting to hear all the good things, the small disappointments, the hopes and dreams. The Voice of Divine Love is lovely and compelling, and very inspirational.

Ashley Tetzlaff

If you have enjoyed books like Brad Jersak’s Children, Can You Hear Me or the music of FFH’s Voice From Home, you will appreciate The Voice of Divine Love by Arlene Dayrit. The work is a long letter from God to us. It covers subjects like: who God is, who we are in Him, how to deal with anxiety, working unto the Lord, dealing with enemies and loneliness and loss, letting go of the world, and looking toward eternity with Christ. It is mainly based on what God says about us in Scripture, but written entirely in a first person format.

The Voice of Divine Love really blessed my heart. Arlene Dayrit did an exceptional job making Scripture more up close and personal. Pretty much every subject someone could want to ask God about is covered in this little book. Personally, I have been struggling with certain things in my life and “why God this and that” and He really used this to allow me to release areas to Him that I had been holding onto in an unhealthy way. Most of the letter is very loving; however, there are a few sentences here and there that come across as quite condemning, which I think are more from Arlene’s background than from God Himself. Other than a couple of sentences, The Voice of Divine Love offers a way in which people can relate to God more closely. If you know of a friend who doesn’t know what God sounds like when He talks to someone personally, give this to them as an example. Quite encouraging and very well done!

Mary DeKok Blowers

The Voice of Divine Love is a unique short book written in such a way as to seem like God is speaking directly to the reader. I felt in many ways and in many parts of this book that God was speaking directly to me. The Voice of Divine Love may well be inspired by God as it spoke directly to several issues I am going through at this time. I very much enjoyed reading this in the spirit of God speaking to me. This book would be very encouraging to anyone experiencing job stress, relationship problems, low self-esteem, or severe discouragement for any reason. Also written for the evangelism of the unbeliever, this book can show how God is so loving that He will accept us if we only ask.

Written from the perspective of a spirit-filled author, The Voice of Divine Love will encourage, uplift, inspire, and educate. We are often told in the Christian Community to "be still and know that I am God," and this book speaks to that mindset. We are not to be troubled about anything because God looks after every detail of our lives. He clothes the flowers and feeds the birds, and He will take care of us. He has plans and visions and purpose for our lives, and The Voice of Divine Love can help us find what those are.

Coming from an Assembly of God background myself, I am very familiar with this type of writing and it is often described as prophetic. While it could be said to apply to everyone and anyone, I found direct meaning in it for me and my life and the issues that I face. I hope that Arlene Dayrit will write more of this type of book.