istening has become a lost art in our world, which has grown ever noisier,superficial and stressed We forget about listening not only to others but to God, to ourselves, to our communities and even to the needs of our planet If we do not listen, we cannot hope to grow in wisdom, to deepen relationships with others, or to share our faith in sensitive and appropriate ways This new edition of A Heart to Listen explores how, with God s help, we can relearn the essential art of listening Michael Mitton interweaves biblical reflection with insights from many years of listening ministry in the UK and abroad To speak to heart as well as head, he concludes each chapter with an episode from a creative story that tells of people listening and learning from one another in a challenging cross cultural setting. Lovely sensitive book with honest , practical and experiential advice from Michael Mitton on how to be a better listener.Enjoyed reading this immensely and trust I will implement some of this advice as I listen to others We need to train ourselves to listen and speak less and thereby tune into the pain and hurt that is in so many lives. Whenever I read a Michael Mitton book positive things start happening in my life I like the way that it has a story running parrallel to the narrative I recommend this book to anyone who takes their Christian walk seriously and who has a heart to listen and who wants to make a difference to others around them and to their environment This book will prepare you for further study. Wonderful and so sensitive A delight and beautiful writing style A difficult read but well worth the effort as it is well written with a story running through the chapters I shall certainly recommend This is an excellent book and is especially topical in this day and age of rushing around It is an easy but challenging read. A Heart to Listen is a beautiful book, how we need to do listening and less talking His style is so readable and heart warming. A clear and easy read with a wonderful story thread that illustrates the authors intent for learning in each chapter Would recommend and have already lent out to a friend It sounds like a simple thing to do Listen, but shows how we can so easily devalue our closest relationships if we don t heed the wisdom in this book.