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Translating God

Shawn Bolz shares methods to grow in your ability to hear God’s voice. He talks about taking risks and holding yourself accountable to others if you get it wrong. He creates in the reader a belief that God wants to speak to them. I would highly recommend this book for any Christian.

Quotes from "Translating God"

Here are some quotes from Translating God that highlight what you would get out of reading it:

  • The goal of the prophetic is to see people the way God always longed for them to be seen and, from that revelation, to treat them out of his culture of love so that they will want to be the version of themselves we see.
  • Your relationship with [God] is the primary source and goal of revelation.
  • This is the goal of prophecy: to connect people to the empowering nature of God so they can become like him and display his marvelous nature to all the earth.
  • [Prophecy] empowers people to fully say yes to God and to take on his nature so they can be amazing now, not just in eternity.
  • When people hear the thoughts and emotions of God toward them, they believe in his love for them.
  • Prophecy from others should never violate our will or ability to have choices.
  • Knowledge that is not married to love and spiritual awareness can become religious.
  • Jesus was never motivated to use revelation to shame anyone.
  • We are called to discern the Father’s heart, not just the black-and-white or the truth amongst lies.
  • For everything you discern, there is a deeper, more original thought about it in God’s heart.
  • [God] speaks through parables, so that we have to seek his heart to know his mind.
  • Prophecy makes people feel what it might feel like in heaven, as if they have some of the hope that is in eternity now.
  • Something begins to inspire you when you see the world around you through God’s heart for it.