When God Speaks

Listening to the Voice of God

by Fran Myers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/7/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781664261808
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781664261785
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781664261792

About the Book

Listening to the voice of God directs us toward a life of joy, contentment, and trust in God in all circumstances. God is always with us. When we take the time to pray, listen, to reflect, to block out the noise of the world, we can experience God’s presence.
Through the pages of this book, you will come to understand the many ways that God speaks to all of us. As we open our minds and hearts, cultivate the time to be aware and listen, and develop our prayer journey, we draw closer to the heart of God.
The author highlights stories from various people who in their ordinary lives discerned His voice and His love for them. Sometimes God’s voice was audible; other times it was through Scripture or a divine revelation. No matter what form God chose to communicate, it was every bit as meaningful. One person shares how he listened to God’s voice through divine intervention guiding him to make a life-changing decision for his family. Another heard the voice of God through a series of events as she visited patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Still another meets God through the beauty of nature.
God spoke to the saints and prophets of the past—and He continues to speak to us today. Not all voices are from God. It is important to discern that which brings peace and that which divides and causes unrest. When God Speaks is a series of uplifting and personal stories that will help the reader to discern the difference. The author’s hope is that you will recall similar occurrences of unexplainable joy in your own lives, or a strong passion calling you to service.
This book can be used by small faith groups in churches and by book clubs. It would appeal to youth groups, senior groups, Cursillo or Emmaus groups, pastors, and those wanting to deepen their prayerful relationship with God.

About the Author

Fran Myers is married to Jack Myers and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Together they have four children and eight grandchildren. She has written primarily for her children, sharing stories of her life and the life of her parents and grandparents to keep their ancestry alive. She has also written a family cookbook to preserve Italian recipes of her immigrant grandparents and others. Fran is retired from Catholic Charities of Tennessee and Visitation Hospital Foundation both located in Nashville. She has served in pastoral ministry both in her parish and throughout the diocese most of her adult life. Her retirement has given her time to develop her prayer life, which is the inspiration in writing this book, and sharing stories of herself, and those of others, to build up our awareness of God’s never-ending love for us and communication with us. Her passion for social justice has led her to form various ministries in her diocese and parish, and she and her husband continue to stay involved in works of justice through prayer and advocacy. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral services from Loyola University, New Orleans, and an undergraduate degree in communications, with a minor in theology, from Marymount Manhattan College, New York City. She currently serves as president of the board of trustees for the nonprofit Visitation Hospital Foundation, based in Nashville, which has constructed a full-service outpatient clinic in southwest Haiti in the town of Petite Rivière de Nippes. She continues to support the organization’s operations. Fran also paints in her spare time, is an avid reader, participates in ministry at her local parish and community in Nashville, loves walks on the Greenway with Jack, bakes, cooks, and enjoys entertaining family and friends. This is her first published book in nonfiction, and she plans on continuing to share stories of God speaking with His people. She also hopes to write historical fiction in the future about the plight of her immigrant grandparents and family members. She would love to hear from you and can be reached at whengodspeaksbook@gmail.com.