Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Bill Myer's The Voice ~ Reviewed
By Bill Myers
Published by: Faith Words
“WHAT IF THE VOICE OF GOD HAS BEEN CAPTURED ON TAPE? WHAT IF IT REFUTES THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BELIEF? WHAT IF ITS POWER COULD DISSOLVE THE VERY REALITY IT CREATED?”
Burned-out Special Forces Agent Charlie Madison has his reclusive life turned upside down when his thirteen-year-old niece, Jazmin, barges into his empty world. Her parents have been kidnapped by radicals and he is the only one who can save them. While creating a computer program, her parents discovered and recorded the actual voice of God. Unfortunately, the implications have shaken the world’s religions to their core…and some have taken action. Now Charlie must come out of retirement to rescue both the parents and the program, utilizing the Special Ops experience he has tried so hard to forget.
With the help of the attractive and mysterious Lisa Harmon, Charlie and his niece circle the globe tracking the religious radicals. But deep and disturbing complications arise. Far more is at stake than the safety of the parents or even religion. If the voice of God created reality, this same voice can destroy it. The voice of God can become a weapon of mass destruction that would make all others obsolete…if it could be controlled.
Soon the trio is fighting against not only various religious powers, but major governments as well. They race from Switzerland to Egypt, from Saudi Arabia to Rome in search of Jazmin’s parents and the program…until finally the program is discovered and played back with unimaginable results that alter the very reality the voice spoke into existence.
This is one great "Mission Impossible" story. It's full of suspense, bad guys doing what it takes to get their hands on the secret weapon, bombs exploding and lots of gun fire. Charles Madison, X-FBI agent is one lean mean fighting machine. He's just like the energizer bunny – takes a licken and keeps ticken! When Jazmin runs to her uncle Charlie for help, all heck breaks lose. Her parents have been captured by the enemy because they want the technology her parents have developed. Jazmin explained the top secret research her parents have been working on that could change the world, and how we hear and see God.
Charlie is a little overwhelmed as Jazmin explains all this scientific stuff (he wasn't the only one). Later on, a priest attempts to explain the project again (hooray). He says that the whole world can be reduced to patterns and mathematical formulas – including "the voice", which would be the greatest mathematical formula ever discovered!
Why could such a discovery be a threat? Why would everyone want the "voiceprint" of God? According to Gen. 1:4 "God said, let there be light," and there was light. He spoke it into existence. In John 1:1 it says "In the beginning was the Word ("spoken" word) , the Word was with God, and the Word was God". It also says in the bible that the "rocks will cry out His glory if we don't praise Him". I always thought this was a figure of speech – not something that could actually happen, or something that I could hear for myself. Whoever owned this technology (according to Jazmin and the Priest) would be able use God's power. In this story they have discovered power in the vibration of rocks – they wanted to use it for good – others wanted to use it to destroy their enemies.
The premise of this book is based on technology that has captured the mathematical formula from rocks and is able to translate it into the "Voice" of God; that created the heavens and the earth by a spoken word. Powerful stuff! I was going along with this theory up until the rocks cried out messages – they translated and understood. I have loved Bill Myers and the books he's written over the years, (Agent Dingledorf for kids, his teen series he wrote about spiritual warfare, the Wager and Eli! ) Each of these books have their own unique style, message, and emotional thrill ride. I expected nothing less from this book! The author is a man that writes about things that often time push the envelope of "normal".
So, I dug deeper into this "Voice" scenario on the internet. Could this really happen? That is when I discovered the most surprising things being researched and acted on right now. For example, science says "Motion equals vibration, vibration equals sound". The bible said in the beginning...the word was God (word – vibration equals "voiceprint" of God).
"The law of vibration is the basis of manifestation. Everything is in a constant state of vibration and motion". There really are people studying vibrations from rocks (much like the technology we use to detect earthquakes) and have come up with patterns (not kidding – check it out!). You can buy equipment to decipher these vibrations to get patterns. They are close to finding out the actual message the rocks are putting out from the activity detected. If we could hear the rocks cry out, what would they say? Would they verify biblical events? Interesting to think about.
Bill Myers is an author on the cutting edge in many of his books, and this one is no exception. After I understood that the technology in this book is real and people are really researching "vibrations, etc", the book came together for me and it will you too. Be prepared to have your socks knocked off by the message and possibilities found in this story. You will view life very differently after reading this very exciting book.
Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent