Just finished reading a book that has been on the shelf for sometime - Listening Life by Adam S McHugh. The book has some real gems coupled with wobbly theology in few places. So sadly no blanket recommendation. But here are some very helpful truths I took away from it. 1. We desire to learn how to listen better because we want to learn how to become more human. At the heart of listening is that it enables us to love and welcome people into our lives. We all want to be story-hearers and not just storytellers because it is who God made us. 2. Listening is obedience! The word we translate into English as “obedience” literally means a “listening from below.” Obedience is a deep listening, a listening of the whole person, a hearing with your ears and with your heart and with your arms and legs.