We want information; God wants a conversation
We want to know answers; God wants us to know him
If Christianity is a relationship with God, how many of us would say we have a strong, meaningful connection with him? After all, it’s widely accepted that the foundation of any good relationship is communication–and conversation with God often seems to be one-sided at best. We may long to hear his voice, but does God still talk with us today? Should we even expect him to?
Sam Williamson gives us good news: God is always speaking–we’ve just never been taught how to recognize his voice amid the clamor. Williamson shares the secrets of finding God’s voice everywhere–in Scripture, of course, but also in the checkout line, on the job, in a movie theater, and even in silence. He delves into what it really means to pray without ceasing, how we can brainstorm with God, how to discern God’s voice from the rest, and how to hear God’s voice for others–without letting your own feelings get in the way.
With Williamson’s characteristic candor and leavening humor, Hearing God in Conversation bridges the gap between solid biblical theology and practical application. By the end, your eyes and ears will be opened to the limitless ways in which God speaks, and your relationship with him will have a firm foundation.
“Great book for those who long for more”
Five Star Review on Amazon By L. Lee
Sam has put into words and images what we were created to do – listen to God and talk to God. This is a book which people of all ages need to read. The conversational tone is great. The mix of scripture with ‘scripture in skin’ was great. I thought the appendices were a fantastic idea – especially to help those who have been taught by ‘good’ people but who long for more. The chapters which touched me the most were about the purpose of scripture and Hijacking the conversation.
About the Author
Sam Williamson is the son of a pastor, the grandson of missionaries, a speaker, a writer, and–he hopes–a thought-provocateur. He studied European intellectual history at the University of Michigan.
Finding no jobs in European intellectual history, he spent twenty-five years in the mundane business of business, the last two decades as an executive and owner of a software company.
After his twenty-five year stint in business, he felt called to ministry. He founded Beliefs of the Heart. Its mission is to help us examine the unexplored convictions that drive us. Why do we do what we do? What unseen forces motivate us? What is going on beneath the surface?
Sam and his wife, Carla, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and have four grown children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren. In his free time he loves sailing, skiing, and scuba diving.
He writes a weekly article on his blog, http://beliefsoftheheart.com/