I spent some time this week with the revised and expanded version of Priscilla Shirer’s classic study, Discerning the Voice of God. Have you seen it yet? So good!
Shirer is one of today’s most powerful speakers and Voice of God is a great example of what happens when she is in her element. The daughter of well-known pastor and Bible teacher Tony Evans, Shirer is a very popular teacher in her own right. A dynamic communicator, this is a study that will resonate very well with many Bible study groups.
A seven session DVD-driven study (with six weeks of daily Bible studies), Voice of God “invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him—His will, His heart and His voice—your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment (from the cover).”
The DVD sessions allow Shirer’s dynamic teaching to shine. Averaging 40 minutes in length, Shirer’s powerful delivery of scriptural truth interspersed with captivating personal stories easily captures and holds the listener’s attention. Let me just say, you better come ready to hear from God every week! And hold on to something…because every session comes right at you.
Voice of God is designed to be used by groups or Bible studies that meet once a week to watch the video and then do the personal work on their own through the week. The leader’s guide in the back of the member Bible study book provides direction and some tips on what to do in the weekly group meeting. With a little preparation, leaders will have no trouble guiding a good discussion about what participants have learned in their personal study.
The Bible study book includes both the weekly video viewing guide (with fill-in-the-blank notes and room to jot down other insights), as well as daily work for five homework sessions. The daily homework sessions are challenging and will require a 30 to 60 minute investment.
A special addition rounds out the homework experience every week. In this Digging Deeper with Dad section contributed by Dr. Tony Evans “you’ll find another layer of insight to reinforce what you’re learning.”
If helping the women in your church learn to discern the voice of God sounds like it might be a really important learning, Discerning the Voice of God is a must-add to your recommended list. Whether you use it for an on-campus or off-campus study, this study will shape participants in a life-changing way.