This is an important book that the body of Christ needs to take notice of, but I fear that it will not be popular in some circles. This is a very realistic book which reflects The authors long walk with the Lord. Don Nori shows us on page after page the need for brokeness and repentance, he avoids any triumphalistic assertions. His honesty makes the book very attractive because he shares his own weakness and is thereby an encouragement to other disciples of the Lord. So often when we read books about hearing God we find a nice neat formula but this is avoided because our author is more concerned about our relationship with the L:ord than with techniques. If you read this book with an open heart you will receive much good instruction that will enable you to hear God more clearly.
He raises a genuine issue about the nature of God's anointing upon our lives, so often we expect some miraculous download but Nori rightly reminds us that through the Holy Spirit God indwells us and therefore we need to be sensitive to the Lord who indwells us and flow in the gifting and grace that he has already imparted to us. In many ways this book is talking in a very practical way about practising the presence of God, this enriches the book and has the potential to be a godly influence in our own lives.
some people will say that the book is too subjective, my reply to this is to remind the reader that there is an essential subjective dimension to the Christian faith the problem occurs when some turn their Christianity into a form of subjectivism, but, Nori avoids this by anchoring all of his teaching in the Word of God. In this regard some will say that Nori does not spell out how to relate Word and Spirit but we must see that the whole book shows us how to do that. The author calls for discernment and he demonstrates by the way that he writes that he is discerning. We need this sort of book to complement those that give more formal teaching. However I do think that he is overly harsh on theologians, I know that many theologians fit into his description but on the other hand you have writers like Rodman Williams,Larry Hart, and Frank Macchia who have served the Church by giving of their wisdom in a way that promotes renewal in the church. But these comments should not distract from the contents of the book, this is a book that needs to be read by all who want a closer walk with their God.
if you happy and content with the way Church is understood by most people this book is not for you. However if you want to see a change as well as a closer walk with GOD this is a book that will challenge you and at the same time bring you closer to your Heavenly FATHER. The voice is one of the best books I have read recently this book has brought me even deeper into GOD as well as saying things are changing, Don says what I believe many of us are saying. He reminds us we can't go to Church because we are the Church so when we meet up its a time of the church getting together, and well I challenge you to read and not be challenged or even can I say changed, I will read your reviews and see.
His personal encounter with the condition of Brokenness and surrender to God describes how it opens up our very being to move into who Jesus is capable of changing us to be.
More could (possibly should) have been said (not heretically Don, but in a challenging way to prompt exploration!) about the experiential encounters with the family of God in the heavenly dimensions whom we can know and interact with in relationship with Jesus. I mean heavenly righteous beings that serve the Lord and us...to help us grow into new creatures in Christ. The believers who have gone on before and who are "in Life" as we are, as well as angels, seraphim, elders, powers, rulers, councils etc. Like, how the heavenly connection can become the heavenly daily reality, living in both realms at the same time, resting in and applying God's kingdom. This is the reality we are increasingly called to operate in and from. It needs describing, how to discern and how to move in it with Jesus who has already passed through it. That would be a good chapter to include and it would make the book more akin to what's really going on these days in heaven and earth link-ups. Experiences....a daily way of life....reserved in heaven (the dimensions) for us. The love and power of another world plugged into this one.
I was sent this book by Destiny Image Publishers, who asked me to review it. Usually I don't like their authors and find them splattered with unfortunately entrenched religiosity that needs to be left behind because they posture as truly prophetic when they are not, but this one says it like it is and it warms the cockles of the heart.