I enjoy reading inspirational books. Hearing His Whispers by Lauren Miller not only inspired me, but it taught me to become a more committed believer in God.
Along with the inspirations came many hours of non-stop tears. Can you imagine at the young age of 38 going through a divorce and at the same time fighting for your life? Well, Lauren Miller was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma two weeks prior to her final divorce court date.
The author chronicles her conversations with Jesus before, during, and after her divorce and cancer experience. All women should read Lauren’s book. It is a story about surviving even though the prognosis was very dim. It is a story of hope that will change you from an atheist to a believer. The author skillfully brings the bible to life allowing the reader to enter the experience of believing God when all else fails.
My favorite passage in the book:
Page 194- “What I have learned through this experience is that it has taken cancer to wake me up to the truth that with or without cancer… my life, my breath, the lengths of my days on earth are all ultimately out of my control…now What does this realization lead me to? Freedom! Lord, you are leading me into a freedom to be and to live just as I am, not because of anything I accomplish or achieve or any way I dress or physically look in this world.”
The above passage rings so true to me because we have zero control of how long we all have on this earth. The best you can do is to be thankful for each day. The words in Lauren’s book give hope and encouragement to those seeking refuge from trials that are too much to bear.
If suddenly life decides to throw you some unexpected curb balls, I recommend you read Hearing His Whispers so can you find hope and peace.
For more information on Lauren Miller, please visit her website.
Article first published as Book Review: Hearing his Whispers: A Journey Through Cancer and Divorce by Lauren Miller on Blogcritics.