I wanted to read this book because I was interested in
finding out if my dreams really are God talking to me. (Instead of my mind
sorting out my day like I’d always thought.)
In the beginning of the book the author goes into great (and
interesting) detail about sleep, the types of sleep and what is happening in
the body during each sleep cycle, what effects your quality of sleep, and even
lists supplements needed for better sleep. This part is very well researched
The parts that sort of bothered me were where she tied her
illness into the trouble all of her town Nashville
was in (spirit wise). And I'm not saying I doubt her waking visions, but she
does have epilepsy, so part of me wonders that that may be the cause behind
them. And I felt her ending of each chapter where she prays for the reader and
asks him or her to hold their hand out to receive the "impartation"
was too new agey.
I will keep the book for the supplement information and also
the huge list of items you might dream about and the meanings of each. But I’m
not convinced every dream is God speaking to us. (Or even most dreams.)
I really appreciated one thing she said about prayer though:
"Some people have never been taught to sit still long enough to practice
God's presence, but if you will wait on God, you will notice a change in your
spirit. It may not be in that moment of worship and you may be tempted to think
it is wasted, but it is not. In fact, what happens as you sit there in prayer
is that you make a deposit into yourself and into your inner man (or woman).
Tomorrow or the next day or the next, when you are presented with a situation
in which an immediate decision must be made, you instantly will be able to make
a withdrawal and choose rightly. There will be a sudden wisdom that you cannot
explain, or a "knowing" about how you should proceed. It came from
God, and it came while you sat with Him and - by faith - allowed Him to pour
His divine nature into you."
*I was given this book by Chosen Books to review.
Labels: dreams, Laura Harris Smith