The Promise by Sean Paul Murphy

The Promise: Or, The Pros and Cons of Walking with God by Sean Paul Murphy


Sean Paul Murphy shares an interesting story of his life from hearing God’s messages, apparent promises, and directions to facing his own human death.  In his memoir, The Promise, or The Pros and Cons of Talking With God: A story of first faith and first love and how the two became almost fatally intertwined, Murphy explores his personal experiences. He writes of having a strong Christian faith and being a believer and a sinner, but he also shares that just because he can hear God’s voice doesn’t make him more religious or more highly valued by God.  Murphy does share some strong opinions surrounding his religious beliefs however.  Mind you, as he says himself about a third of the way through the book there is a “gray area we create for ourselves between His sovereignty and our own free will.”

The Promise, or The Pros and Cons of Talking With God was penned because, according to Sean Paul Murphy, God told him to write about his personal experiences of living in that gray area. It is a well-written book that shares exactly that. You, the reader, are given the premise of this memoir from early on and are not likely to be disappointed as you page through Murphy’s spiritual journey.  At times you might think he is a little bit crazy or needs psychological help, but he is very clear that he is not concerned about that.  Instead, his point was to be open and honest in his sharing. Within this memoir amongst Murphy’s journey, amidst his struggles and realizations and conversations with his sovereign deity, you can discover powerful inspiration for your own life no matter your spiritual beliefs or lack there of. 

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