What happens to a girl who grows up in a strong loving, religious family but feels like an outcast, too different from others due to a God-given gift inside her? Such is the story of Alane Haynes who heard many voices early on in her youth and decided to follow them not knowing they would lead to a dark, unsafe and lonely place.
From Hippy to Holy
I stopped biting my nails when I got to the chapter of her full surrender to God with her new resolve to read the Bible to know Him better. Her life took a new pathway, one of light instead of darkness. I held my breath as I read of her radical determination to trust God fully and listen to only His voice. Alane began to make wise decisions daily with confidence which opened up a new lifestyle of obedience to God. He lead her eventually to a prophetic ministry to help others.
I found the message of this book summed up in a nutshell in the chapter, Transition: Out of the Old and Into the New. Alane writes:
I had not fully realized just how deeply the world system of thinking is embedded within. It isn’t just living a godly, moral life when you are born again. To truly be a new creature, our minds have to be transformed. The real transformation is from being our own god to letting God be God, and trusting Him for everything.
My Personal Preference
Here is what I particularly liked about this book:
1. The author stresses the benchmark of absolute truth, the Word of God.
2. The era was my era! As I read of her hippy antics, I recalled the music of that time and put on my 60’s and 70’s playlists.
3. Most chapters end with poetic summary which makes this read different and uniquely creative. The author bares her soul and then sums up lessons learned in lyrical expression.
4. I like short chapters. The power-packed succinctly written life lessons framed in short chapters drew me into reflection and then application for my own life.
5. I like honest believers! Consequences do not evaporate after conversion. The author’s recount of past poor choices led to depression, but God rescued her every time.
Alane’s testimony is more, much more, than just a story of darkness to light. It depicts a loving Father who rescues His daughter and changes her life dramatically from fearful apprehension to confident joy as He transforms her into His own image.
I recommend Too Many Voices. This book boosts a Christian’s faith with a reminder of how God’s Holy Word brings clarity to our hearing as opposed to the enemy’s voice which brings confusion.
Alane Haynes has written four books. She is a featured writer on Elijah’s List and Spirit Fuel. Alane is a public speaker as well as women’s leader at The Rock Church in San Diego. Her heart’s desire is to see people reconciled to God and filled with His purpose. She teaches others how to hear and obey God’s voice. Alane and her husband, Kerry, are commissioned by Limitless Realms International Ministries. Also, they are founders of Eternal Truth Now Ministry and Golden Vessels. They live in San Diego and love the outdoors. They also enjoy spending time with their family. You can visit Alane at her website: www.alanehaynes.com