Knowing when God is speaking to you is sometimes easier said than done. Indeed, many people question how God speaks to believers today or, in some cases, if he does at all. Yet, for the believer, hearing God's voice is vital for direction in one's life and for spiritual development. In this book, Peterson offers a practical guide for hearing God's voice by presenting numerous anecdotal accounts demonstrating how this has played out in his own life. At the same time, Peterson's instruction is securely anchored in the precedent of Scripture.
"Brian Peterson's practical guide for learning to hear God's voice is a beautiful blend of the author's skill as a scholar of the Old Testament, his vocational experience as a gifted teacher and mentor to college students, and his wisdom as a loving father of four children. Weaving together insights from Scripture and personal experiences from his own faith journey, Peterson presents a rich panoply of the many and various ways God speaks to those who would train their ears and tune their lives to God's voice."
--Rickie Moore, Lee University
"Hearing the Voice of God confidently asserts that God speaks today. It also distinguishes itself from the traditional 'just read the Bible' and a culture that trusts the voice of its own inner self. This is a book about the many ways Pentecostals believe God speaks. Simply, God is truly polyphonic This book is personal. As a lifelong Pentecostal, Peterson weaves through each chapter his own experiences of hearing God's voice. This book is biblical. Each means of divine speaking and human listening has a biblical precedent--God spoke 'this way' in the Bible. This book is practical. Peterson encourages us to be bold in our listening and wise in our discernment. This book is about a spiritual tradition. It is not a Pentecostal novelty to practice listening to God but a spiritual practice in the tradition of Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God. Hearing the Voice of God is about God speaking. It is also about human hearing."
--David A. Reed, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto
Brian Neil Peterson is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and books including Ezekiel in Context (2012), The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History (2014), John's Use of Ezekiel (2015), What Was the Sin of Sodom? (2016), and Genesis as Torah (2018). He has also co-authored an OT survey titled, Voice, Word, and Spirit: A Pentecostal Survey of the Old Testament (2017).