Whisper by Mark Batterson


The best-selling author of Circle Maker, which helped over 2 million people learn to talk to God, now helps readers learn how to listen to God.The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red sea, and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, this voice will make all things new, but it's also speaking to you now!That voice is God's voice, and what we've learned from Scripture is that He often speaks...

Details Whisper

Release DateOct 24th, 2017
PublisherMultnomah Books
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Inspirational, Spirituality, Religion, Faith, Christian Living

Reviews Whisper

  • Emily Dill
    One of the best and most inspiring books I’ve ever read.
  • Randy Tramp
    If I had to use adjectives to describe this book, they'd be Powerful, Deep, Life-Changing, Awesome, Course-Altering, Inspiring. I could go on but you get the picture. Mark goes into detail about the light and what happened when God said, "Let there be light." I had no idea the scope of those four words."Hearing - This section reminded me of the zenith times in my life when hearing from God changed the direction of my life. Both were in quiet plac...
  • Ed Dunlap
    Whisper is a very difficult book to write a review about because there is so much in it. I have a habit of turning over the corner of the pages that I have a quote I want to review later. After one reading I counted the pages that the corners were turned – there were 50!Whisper addresses the question of “How to hear the voice of God”. It discusses seven languages that God uses, but does not limit the methods to seven. In the prologue, Batte...
  • Mark Wheeler
    Does God still speak today? If the answer is, “Yes,” then what language does he speak? How can I train myself to hear his voice? These are the questions posed in Mark Batterson’s latest offering, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God.The author’s premise is that the God who spoke the universe into existence still speaks today. The title of the book comes from 1 Kings 19:12 where God spoke to Elijah in a whisper, or a still small voice. Ba...
  • Wendy Renfrow
    WOW! Are you listening for God? Do you know how to be still and listen? In the busyness of our culture it's easy to miss the voice of God. All it takes on my side is to be still and posture myself before God. Once my heart tuned in God speaks in many ways. Mark walks you through 7 different ways God speaks. I appreciated his honest approach. Of course Scripture is our go to way to hear God and it's also what we come back to when verifying when we...
  • George P.
    Psalm 19 describes two forms of divine revelation. The first is general revelation: “The heavens declare the glory of God” (verse 1). The second is special revelation: “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul” (verse 7).What strikes me most about both forms of revelation is how pervasive they are in terms of space and time. Space: the heavens’ “voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (ver...
  • Joan
    Batterson suggests that our ears have been deafened to the voice of God. Learning to hear the voice of God is the solution to many of our problems. Hence this book.I really like many of Batterson's insights. One was about the nature of whispering. When someone whispers, you have to get close to hear what is said. It makes sense that God would whisper to us, drawing us close to Him. Batterson reminds us of the importance of silence and the distrac...
  • Lisa Hudson
    SPECTACULAR!Most people want to know if God’s still speaks to His people today. That’s the premise behind WHISPER: How to Hear the Voice of God. Mark Batterson has written a masterful work on knowing how to listen and hear when God speaks today. Batterson sets forth Seven Ways God Speaks Today and gives Alan great discourse on each of them. He eloquently describes how to pray the bravest prayer, how to be still and know and hear God’s voice...
  • Vicky Sluiter
    It’s so hard to communicate this without sounding trite, but this is simply one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of hearing God’s voice. Written in a way that causes you feel as if you are face to face with author Mark Batterson and chatting over a cup of coffee, I learned so much from Whisper. And not only did I learn new things, I also learned that I am doing a lot right!There are many ways to hear the voice of God, and Mark tal...
  • Dana Michael
    I took my time reading this one because I ended up highlighting almost every single word. If you have ever wondered what God was trying to say to you, then I suggest listening. Be still and hear His voice whispering in your ear. Sometimes, it may be God is using his Word to speak to you, or through something else. But the main thing I got out of this book was to be still and listen for God to show you what He wants you to hear. The book was so ea...
  • Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
    *I recieved a copy through Blogging For Books for review. This does not affect my review.*Such a powerful tool! I loved reading this, and it's packed full of useful knowledge. Not only does it talk about how to hear God, but it shows us by using examples and Bible verses to drive home each point. Well written and very thought-provoking. I highly recommend!
  • Ben Grenier
    This is my 7th or 8th Mark Batterson book I have read, but this one again is a tremendous book. If you are familiar with Mark Batterson style where he fuses real life personal stories, historical stories, and the Bible to drive home his points in the book."Whisper" is one of the books that you have to get alone and read because as you are reading it, you want to put down the book and do the very things Mark is saying. God is always speaking, we a...
  • Jeanne
    Excellent and interesting book! This has really opened my heart to all the ways God speaks to us every day.
  • Jim Keating
    I loved this book! Thought provoking in exploring ways that God speaks to us. Very encouraging, engaging. This would be a great 7 session small group interactive study.
  • Marjorie Tinnell
    This is by far the best Christian book I have read in a long time. A must-read for anyone that is wanting to draw closer to God and learn to hear His voice.
  • Debra
    What a wonderful book - it made me so much more aware of the Lord and how to hear Him in the tumult of my life!
  • Joel Barnes
    Batterson's style of writing has a way of drawing you in and it feels like you're having a conversation over coffee with him (perhaps at Ebeneezers 😀). His real life stories bring his insights to life. What a great read for anyone wondering how exactly to hear the voice of God!
  • Charis Zdrojewski
    A must read!
  • Rachel
    This is one of my favorite Mark Batterson books! I really appreciate his personal stories as well as the way he tells facts/other stories to help bring the point home. The associations stick with me and help me understand. I really like the breakdown he gives of the various ways God speaks. I feel like Christians and non-Christians alike have a hard time comprehending exactly how a God we can't see can speak to us. This is a great, practical book...
  • christianchicklit
    Another Thought Provoking Book From Mark Batterson!One of the things that I love most about Mark Batterson is the detailed writing and additional references and analogies that he provides to back up his statements. Although you might be reading something about Christianity that contains references of scripture, he will also include anecdotes from science, history, international culture, arts and more to help substantiate his points. He is extreme...
  • Rodger Mangold
    Mark does it again with "Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God." His in depth research coupled with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has delivered to his readers another masterpiece. This book is filled with fresh spiritual insight, practical wisdom, and the principles he shares are all backed up by the Word of God. Page after page is filled with encouragement and discernment, and trains the reader to listen for the still small Voice of God in ...
  • Jalynn Patterson
    About the Book:The best-selling author of Circle Maker, which helped over 2 million people learn to talk to God, now helps readers learn how to listen to God.The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red sea, and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, this voice will make all things new, but it's also speaking to you now!That voice is God's voice, and what we've learned from Scripture is that H...
  • Sarah Poling
    This book approaches how to hear the Voice of God, and it's a needed perspective in a world consumed with social media, family, events, busyness, etc....I've read Praying Circles around your Children, a long while back, and enjoyed Mr. Batterson's perspective and practical strategies on how to pray for your children. It's a short sweet book, an easy read, but challenge to take and apply, but simple little book. This book, is a longer, very develo...
  • Tanya
    Having never read anything by Mark Batterson, I wasn't sure what to expect. He has authored eleven New York Times bestsellers, and his book, The Circle Maker, is wildly popular. Though I try to stay away from other people's opinions about a book I am reviewing, I did glimpse a plug by Christine Caine lauding Whisper as a book I wouldn't be able to put down. So, I dived in with great expectations.After the first chapter, I wanted to throw Whisper...
  • Andre Nauta
    I have been a fan of Mark Batterson’s writings since I first read “The Circle Maker” a number of years back. In fact, I appreciate his books so much that I am part of a team of people who read his books before they are released to the public, so this review is based on an “uncorrected proof” of the book you are looking at on your screen.“Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God” may be Pastor Mark’s most important book to date. As he...
  • Enid
    I always look forward for Mark Batterson's books. They always seemed to challenge me in a way that makes me go back in scripture and dig deeper. This awesome book, Whisper, will challenge you to shut all of the external noise, distractions and pay attention to different daily opportunities to seek the whisper of God. The author mentions seven ways that God speaks to us: scripture, desires, doors, dreams, people, prompting and pain. Each one chall...
  • Karl Dumas
    Sometimes you have to yell to get my attention, but sometime a whisper is even more effective. And sometimes the voice of God is best heard in that still small whisper. And Mark Batterson talks about that whisper in his latest book: Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God. (Multnomah, 2017). I think I’ve read most, if not all, of Mark’s books, and I have to say that I’ve enjoyed them all. Whisper is no exception. When you start reading a boo...
  • Johnny
    Lean in and listen. That is the message of Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author in his book Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God published by Multnomah. I’m going to be perfectly honest with you. I’m a skeptic when so many people proclaim that they have heard the voice of God. I’ve always have stated, “How did you know it was God’s voice and not the pizza that you had the night before?” So when I received this book to r...
  • Rick Lin
    “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak.” (Jas 1:19, CSB)Go to a Christian bookstore and you’ll find many books on prayer. Those books tend to focus what we should say to God and how we should say it. Few, if any, focus exclusively on the other side of the conversation, which is how we should listen to hear the voice of God in our prayer life. Mark Batterson has now filled that void with Whisper. Before I share my observations an...