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What Every Dream Means Paperback – February 24, 2009
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In What Every Dream Means, Scott M Shafer takes a Biblical look at dreams. He suggests journaling our dreams and even categorising them. Although this sounds like a great way to keep track of what we've dreamt and trigger our memory to revise dreams to understand what they actually mean - I can't see myself finding time to add dream journaling to my daily tasks.
But in saying that, this book is fascinating to read. Scott's passion is contagious. There is so much we can learn from our dreams and night visions.
God loves to speak to people: He's doing it all the time. But the voice of God comes very often through parables and stories and symbols and dreams. It's not always easy to discern what He's trying to get through to us. Here's a helpful book, an encouragement to explore a fascinating intersection of the human and the divine.
Shafer does a great job of detailing many of the dreams found in the Bible. He shares some of the dreams he's had himself (I myself would have liked more of these). He shares experiences helping interpret the dreams of pre-Christians (and suggests this as a very fruitful outreach ministry). He has chapters on journaling our dreams, and on small groups focused on sharing dreams.
There are sections relating to cautions about dreams. Am I taking my dreams for granted, basically ignoring them as unimportant to my real life? Have I meditated on my dreams sufficiently so I'm able to accurately act on them? Am I depending on some book of dream symbols, or am I depending on the One who gave me the dreams? Have I prayed about how I might respond? He offers two questions to ask ourselves about a dream: What should I begin to pray about, and, Do I need to change?
I've always be fascinated by the whole subject of dreams. Scott Shafer has helped me with this, inspired me to listen and respond to God more diligently. My recommendation: get the book. It's well worth the investment.
Dreams, as the author says, are from God. All that comes from God is good (1Timothy 4:4). This is an ability we all were born with, even the animals.
What Every Dream Means refers constantly to the Bible, so the reader might want to keep one close by while reading it. However, it is an easily read book and will lead the reader nicely from point to point.
It is way too bad the churches have not taught us about this spiritual connection. Things are changing in this world and the church who teaches dreams will draw the people who want truth.
This book contains all the instruction you need to, once again, capture your dreams. Understanding will come as you build your own symbol dictionary as Mr. Shafer tells. Meditation is key, a must read for everyone. Please hurray up and get this book to the church leaders!
T Love, RMT, CST
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I found myself wondering as I read, did Joseph and Daniel struggle so much for their gift, but I do know they prayed. The author offers prayer and meditation as major keys to understanding. Afterwards come recognition of symbols, lucid dreaming (with a Biblical example), Dream Guilds, and how to pray about our dreams.
When Joseph was in prison, the Pharaoh's officers were sad because they had no-one to interpret their dream. Author Scott Shafer has seen that same sadness on the streets of Texas and done something about it. While I'm still unsure how my experience fits into what he's writing about, I'm certainly intrigued. His reminder that a supernatural God might be expected to work in the supernatural is timely, and his focus on the God of the Bible is clear, with ample and powerful Scripture references, from both Old Testament and New, in the back of the book.
This was certainly an interesting read and I'd recommend it to any Christian curious about God's action through angels and dreams, or just curious about dreams.
Disclosure: I was given an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What Every Dream Means by Scott Schafer is an enlightening and fascinating instruction manual on interpreting dreams from a Biblical paradigm. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by TKrauss
Scott Shafer has released a prophetic book to the Body of Christ and to a world that is searching for a God who is mysterious and sometime out of the reach of human understanding. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Bernard
Author Scott M. Shafer has written a very thought-provoking book in What Every Dream Means. Just how does God choose to speak to us? Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Joyce M. Gilmour