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Ep. 5: Hear the Voice of God

“Many of you say Lent was just a disaster. Welcome to the club. Lent was disastrous for a lot of us,” he says . “Everything is turned upside down.”

“What do you do when life gets really complicated and difficult? You simplify. You take a step back. You go back to the foundation. So, in prayer, what is the tried and true method, what is the guaranteed way to hear God’s voice in prayer?”

“The Bible,” he says. “To read this book is to hear the voice of God.”

In particular, he suggests starting with “the quintessential Easter book of the Bible,” which he also calls “the Bible’s comic relief.”

He says the book he recommends is an incredible story, a blueprint for Christians today, and will help us hunger for the Holy Spirit.

Benedictine Father Simon Baker is the chaplain of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and a monk of St. Benedict’s Abbey.

This is an episode in a series of podcasts by Father Simon, available now on iTunes, Spotify, and most podcast apps.

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Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.