If I Plug My Ears, God Can't Tell Me What to Do

And Other Ways We Miss Out on God's Adventures



Why is obeying God so hard?

Maybe it's because, historically speaking, the Lord has asked His people to do some big things. Things like quit a job, keep a difficult job and work hard at it, become a missionary, faithfully support a missionary, build an ark, talk to the neighbors, take care of aging spouses or elderly parents, go to Nineveh, love someone who is unlovable, save the Israelites.

And our natural responses often go something like this: "Dear Lord, please note that I am not interested in doing these things because they are hard and uncomfortable. Also, the pay is often atrocious and people will think I'm a wacko. Amen." Or perhaps we try to be more subtle: "I can't heeeeaaaaarrrr you!"

If you've ever struggled with what it means to hear God's call and step out in faith and obedience, then this frank and funny book will encourage you. Looking at various Bible characters, If I Plug My Ears, God Can't Tell Me What to Do helps Christians delve into the nitty-gritty details of following God on the adventures--big or small--He has for each of us.


Jessie Clemence, Author

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Jessie Clemence, who has had her own share of false starts in following God's direction, writes about real life. She holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University, regularly blogs at jessiclemence.com, and is the author of There's a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse: And Other Ways Motherhood Changes Us. Jessie lives in southwestern Michigan with her husband and two children.

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