At the worst time of his life, Mark Holloway stumbled by accident on how to have a back and forth conversation with God. Desperate and at the end of himself, Mark screamed at God and to his amazement, God answered. Confused and unbelieving, Mark struggled - was this really happening? Does God actually converse with mere humans, particularly messed up ones like him, or was he just finally going mad? Criticism from the religious soon threw him and he almost gave up. But then, at the eleventh hour, leading Christian figures, many of them outside of church, encouraged Mark, telling him he was definitely hearing God. Still unsure Mark published some of his conversations with God as blogs. Readers lives were changed, demand grew and a book followed, The Freedom Diaries. At the same time Mark reunited with his wife Miriam after five years apart. The book quickly became a New Zealand best seller, with thousands selling in the US and the UK. More books followed, in his latest, Cry the Wounded Land - conversations with God about Maori, Pakeha and the Land, Mark discovers to his horror that God wants to talk about the bloody history of New Zealand. The book is already a hot seller with demand growing daily. If you're unhappy with the religious view of God you're in luck. Mark's books will change your life forever. His down to earth approach to a back and forth, and completely unreligious friendship with God, is endorsed by leading authors and speakers around the world.
Like a child on Christmas morning, I was delighted to discover how simple yet wonderful it is to place my hand into the hand of God and listen to his whispers and enjoy his affection. I could only ask why no one had ever told me he was this good and this close. I wish I had read this book a long, long time ago. Daniel Walker. Founder and Executive Director of Nvader. Author of God in a Brothel. This is new and exciting. It's not the idea of hearing from God that's new, it's having conversations back and forth, question and answers. That's new for most of us. Now I am enjoying my own conversations with God, which always leave me with hope. David Garratt of Scripture in Song. Hawaii. The Freedom Diaries will stretch you. It describes Mark's real life struggle with Doubt as he discovered that he could hear God's voice every day. Dr Mark Virkler. Author of 4 Keys to hearing God's Voice. Buffalo. New York. I thoroughly recommend The Freedom Diaries. It asks challenging questions about our spiritual journey and encourages us into a deeper more intimate conversation with God. Andrew Urquhart. Radio Rhema Announcer. I am enjoying your book and reading through the chapters and sharing with my son. I find it helpful and consistent with the new covenant framework. David Lee. Singapore. After a long search and becoming totally disillusioned in my religious Christian walk, this book has given me new hope that an everyday relationship is possible with my creator. Mick Carswell. New Zealand. Since talking to Mark about having a conversation with God I have experienced more connection and intimacy with Father than ever before. This intimate relationship has provided a platform for a greater level of healing and fulfilment in my life. Bruce Christensen. Orama Christian Oasis. I have begun recording my conversations with God. My whole devotional life has expanded to a new level of reality and life. My wife has noticed a difference in me and has begun recording her own conversations with God. Jono Turner. Senior Minister Gateways Christian Fellowship. When I read your conversations it's a privilege to be allowed into a personal dialogue between you and your Father. Luke Kaa-Morgan. Pastor. Christian Song writer. Many in our congregation have started their own conversations with God and have had their prayer life and relationship with Him totally transformed. Get your hands on a copy of Mark's book. Chris Fulop. Senior Pastor. Lion of Judah. Mark's written conversations with God have inspired me to do the same. I have gone from very brief guidance words to more extensive, insightful, scriptural understandings that are wonderfully up-building. The biggest thing is an increasing personal-ness and intimacy in my daily walk with the Lord. Graham Braddock. Elder Gateway Church. There is no doubt Mark knows what he is talking about. John Woods. Founder NZ Geographic Magazine. Author. Publisher. Rarotonga. These conversations with God have enlightened me to open my heart and mind to feel and know that conversing with God gives me a deeper understanding of doing HIS will in my daily life." Marge Wick. International Federation of Christian Chaplains. Texas. Finally! A Christian life that is actually worth living. These conversations are full of grace. They take prayer completely out of the box, and suddenly, God appears in the real world! Kathryn Mcbeath. New Zealand