Sunday, November 14, 2010
Voice of Many Waters by Alan Youngblood
As Christians, we choose whether we will live in the natural or supernatural realm. To live in the natural realm requires no risk, or faith, is safe, and demands only that you believe what you see. However, to live in the supernatural realm-that necessitates a leap of faith and the knowledge that this natural realm may be one dimensional, but the supernatural world is multi-dimensional and literally exists to serve us as Christians. A Christian makes their choice based on their individual belief system and spiritual journey. For the Alan Youngblood’s in the world, there is no choice. A single event alters their freedom of choice and they begin to live in the supernatural by automatic reaction.
Youngblood’s event took place on New Year’s eve in 1980. His successful, uncomplicated life was interrupted and he was literally propelled into a whirlwind of supernatural occurrences. Standing at the alter, he was carried away into the heavens as a scroll reveals his transgressions-those both confessed and implied-unknown to even Youngblood. As acknowledgement and forgiveness permeates Youngblood, he is taken to a platform where an encounter with a deceased friend becomes his absolute proof that this experience is not a dream but instead a heavenly appointment.
Critics may say this experience is no different than many others that claim to have visited Heaven. The remainder of Youngblood’s book silences those critics as he unknowingly documents the fact he was transported on that evening in December long ago. The mere fact that he is changed and begins to live based on the supernatural can only happen when you have walked among the supernatural. He doesn’t verbalize this point, yet it is written-excuse the pun-all over the way he begins hearing that still small voice (his Commander in Chief) and acts on the things he feels compelled to do. Perhaps in one sense of the word or another, that voice has always been there. Maybe Youngblood, through the success of his many accomplishments chose not to listen, believing he was in control. Or maybe this inner voice truly was a new experience. Either way, he became an active participant in change that was precipitated through his Commander in Chief.
For those that wonder why there aren't miracles today, just open the chapters of Voice of Many Waters and read. Pick any chapter and be amazed.
*Youngblood helps his deceased friend’s widow find peace regarding her husbands death with just one minor detail of his heavenly visit.
*His business is ready to tank when at the last possible moment, a financial miracle takes place that can only be described by Youngblood as supernatural intervention.
*His mother is freed from the pit of Alzheimer’s.
*One daughter is healed-read cured-from a documented severe form of Muscular Dystrophy on what Youngblood refers to as Showdown day, while years later another daughter recovers from a fatal staph infection. These same two sisters try to help bring a baby into the world through the gift of sisterly surrogacy but God would rather that painful attempt fail. He had other plans and those plans require a tissue in hand as Youngblood reveals it.
It is not easy living in the supernatural realm. Youngblood demonstrate’s a strong spiritual will that does not bend. If anyone can encourage and motivate the reader to step into that realm, Youngblood can and he does it effortlessly. Voice of Many Waters isn't written just to make a convincing argument, but rather to reveal what is possible if you are ready to go deeper in your spiritual journey. His introduction alone will compel you to dig into the next chapter, and his enthusiasm is contagious. What stands convincing are his revelations of both his heavenly visit and the way it brought about earthly changes. The only question left unanswered is whether the reader is willing to join Youngblood and live in the supernatural realm. That is a choice the reader should be able to make a little easier after reading Voice of Many Waters.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Winepress Publishing (July 15, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
Note-A copy of Voice of Many Waters was provided by Winepress Publishing for review purposes.