I recently finished reading James and Michal Ann Goll’s book, Dream Language. This is another “keeper,” friends, and I’m definitely recommending it.
I think what I love about James Goll the most is his adherence to sound biblical principles, but second to that is his willingness to identify with us common folk. I derive such encouragement from hearing that he, too, has struggled with insecurity over his prophetic gifts at earlier stages of his life. This man is so real, practical, and down to earth. And he exhorts all of us to pick ourselves up out of the dirt when we fall down, and keep going. I always come away from his books thinking, “Here is someone who understands — someone who hasn’t always had it all together any more than I have, but he has come through shining. Now I’ve got hope I can make it, too!”
Michal Ann’s simple, humble way of telling her experiences are a blessing as well. She, like her husband, encourages the common man or woman that we can all come up into higher places of revelation.
I bought Dream Language because dreaming is one of my primary ways of hearing from the Lord, and I always want to learn more about it. But the book isn’t only about dreams. There is a lot of solid info for how to interpret and apply all revelation with wisdom.
There are practical tips for how to increase dream life, recall details, and interpret dreams correctly.
The “When God Seems Silent” chapter was particularly helpful to me. The dry seasons are times for pressing in to the heart of God persistently. They are the times which actually increase our intimate relationship with the Lord, as we persevere in worship and dependency on Him. The silent times are times of growth in character, and are needed for healthy spirituality.
In a section near the end called “A Voice that Can Be Heard,” Mr. Goll talks about why sometimes we repeatedly have the same revelation as others do, yet we don’t seem to be appreciated, while others enjoy great favor. It doesn’t seem fair to us, but there are several very good God-reasons, and when we get the perspective that it isn’t necessarily that we did poorly or were rejected, it makes it so much easier to rest in the Lord and not give up.
A brief dictionary of dream symbols is included in the book, as well as a section discussing very common dream scenarios and what they mean.
Whether you are a dreamer, or whether other forms of revelation are your specialty, this book will help you with the “why” questions you may have, with understanding how to increase in revelation, and how to release your gifts with wisdom so that you can be a blessing.
Buy at Amazon: Dream Language: The Prophetic Power of Dreams