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New Craig von Buseck book addresses hearing God's voice Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 07:14 PM America/New_York

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Author Craig von Buseck brings his Bible-teaching skills to his new book, Seven Keys to Hearing God’s Voice from Ramcastle Press. Supportive of Christian retail, von Buseck came to Unite 2018 to share the story of his new book that, he said, fills a market niche.

Seven Keys to Hearing God’s Voice is a book that is different than anything I’ve seen in the market in that it talks about the traditional forms of God’s guidance that you hear in pretty much any kind of a church you’re going to go into, the Scripture and godly counsel and the peace of God in confirmation,” von Buseck said. “Those are things that everybody agrees on. But what differentiates this book is that I specifically speak to, first of all, the Holy Spirit speaking directly to our hearts, and I talk about how that happens.”

He identifies four voices that try to lead the Christian’s life: God, the devil, one’s self and the world, which could be a mentor or parents, for instance.

“We need to learn how to discern between those different voices, but one of those voices is the Lord,” he said, citing Joy Behar of ABC's The View, who stirred up social media with her assertion that when Jesus talks to you, it’s a “mental illness.” She has since apologized for her remark.

In the book, von Buseck shows how God speaks to the Christian and, at times, even those who don’t know the Lord.

“I give these seven different channels through which the Lord will speak, and the point of the book is to say that He doesn’t typically speak through any one of those things,” von Buseck said. “Typically He’ll speak through several, if not all of the seven keys, then He’ll knit it together in a tapestry, and it’s in the picture of that tapestry that we see the picture of God’s guidance.”

This book is different from most books on God’s guidance in that it also teaches on personal prophecy, words of knowledge and words of wisdom.

“God gave us a brain. He gave us an intellect,” von Buseck said of the need to know how God speaks to us. “We’re not just spiritual beings.”

The author may also post teaching videos related to the book on his website,, in the future.