Monday, July 4, 2011

Book Review: Can't You Talk Louder God? by Steve Schultz

How many times have you felt God is trying to speak to you and yet you feel like you're hearing nothing? Who hasn't asked, "God, can't you talk louder? I just want to know what to do!" The reality is that all of God's sheep, in every denomination, already hear God's voice—every day! Steve Shultz uncovers the many Scriptures "hidden in plain sight," as he likes to say. These clear, yet often forgotten passages contain easy answers to the questions you've asked, or wish you could ask, about hearing God's voice. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. ... everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement, and comfort. (1 Corinthians 14:1,3 NIV). Learn how you can tune in to what God has to say personally to you! You don't even have to believe in prophecy. It's not the term "prophecy" that's the problem, but how it's defined. The wisdom in this book speaks on a "vulnerable" level through the author's exciting and dramatic real-life stories.

Steve Schultz writes about many times he's heard God's voice and what has happened.  He teaches about ways that God can talk to the individual if we would just listen.  It has good points in it, but nothing I haven't read before.  I don't feel I truly learned anything.  

Also, the last chapter in the book was written by someone else and I feel it was completely inappropriate for a book about hearing God.  It had nothing to do with listening to God and the story was put forth as God's retribution against evil doers, and it's not up to us as humans to determine if something was God's actions or not. 

So, this book does have some good principles that might help some readers, but it's not really a book I can recommend.

I give this book 1 Bookworm.


  1. You are not recommending the book because YOU didnt learn anything from it outside of what you already had known even though it had good principles or did i miss your reason.

  2. Thoughtful review. Thanks.

  3. Sidne, good question. I think the last chapter upset me a lot, and it's mostly because of it that I don't recommend the book. It has nothing to do with learning to hear from God and it deals with 2 young boys dying. They had done a lot of bad things and the author calls that God's vengeance. I disagree with that and hate the thought of that kind of attitude going out as Christian teaching.