The Listener: What if You Could Hear What God Hears?
Something strange happened to Sam Bennett this morning.
One minute he was sleeping peacefully. Then he was having the strangest dream. And now-Sam is hearing things. Voices, from people all around him.
The waitress in the coffee shop. The elevator operator in Sam's office building. His wife, his secretary, even his pastor. Sam now has insight into people's hearts. He hears...more
My friend Terri Blackstock has written a simple yet profound story with a vital message.
First, though, I want to say how I rejoice that The Listener’s royalties all go to a great cause, Samaritan’s Purse, an agency that gives people food, clothes, help, and the good news about Jesus Christ. You can read Terri’s heart by her choice to lay up her treasures in heaven, not on earth. She is living out the book’s vision by recognizing people’s deepest needs and reaching out to ...more
While I have only read this book once I think about it a lot. Probably once a week. It is a profound thought to be able to see, hear, etc what God does for people and it would change your life - completely ...more
This is a short read but very powerful. Jesus commissioned us to go into the world and tell others the good news of His love .. If we heard the deep inner longings of those around us, we would know that Jesus is their answer, but we must be willing to tell them! This book can be read in a few hours and is must reading for all my Christian friends.
God gives someone the gift of hearing other peoples inner most needs.
Not the ones you think but the ones that are deep in your soul - like God would.
What would happen if you could and what should you do about it?
A great story.
I expected something a little more profound from a book that asked the question "what if you could hear what God hears?" But then again when I stopped to think about that I realized how much that actually fits with the book.
So often we think that in order to do something significant for the kingdom of God we need to hear the voice of God or something else as significant as that. We don't.
I enjoyed Blackstock's writing style although it was nothing new, nothing unique ...more
This is a little gem of a book! It's an fast read, yet inspiring and a real eye-opener. I think I was pregnant with Blake when I read this. It was the first book I remember reading about the power of the Holy Spirit in a person's life. Now that I understand that more clearly I want to reread it. :)
It is now called "The Listener" by Terri Blackstock, though the copy I read was called "The Heart Reader" by Anonymous. "The Heart Reader of Franklin High" is a grea ...more
Immediately after reading the book,(and during, for that matter!) I began looking at others differently. When I come in contact with strangers now, I find myself trying to read their face and praying for them. The book helped me start noticing those around me more.
I give it a big 5 stars. :)
A must read for any Christian!
Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived ...more