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Hearing God

Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

by Dallas Willard

God spoke to me.”

The Spir­it spoke to my heart.”

God revealed the idea to me.”

Being close to God means com­mu­ni­cat­ing with him — telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hear­ing and under­stand­ing what he is say­ing to us. It is this sec­ond half of our con­ver­sa­tion with God that is so impor­tant but that can also be so dif­fi­cult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own sub­con­scious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear?

The key, says best-sell­ing author Dal­las Willard, is to focus not so much on indi­vid­ual actions and deci­sions as on build­ing our per­son­al rela­tion­ship with our Cre­ator. In this updat­ed and expand­ed edi­tion of Willard’s beloved book, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished as In Search of Guid­ance, you’ll gain rich spir­i­tu­al insight into how we can hear God’s voice clear­ly and devel­op an inti­mate part­ner­ship with him in the work of his kingdom.

Refor­mat­ted to be even eas­i­er to read, Hear­ing God also includes new mate­r­i­al from the author’s teach­ing at the Ren­o­varé Insti­tute. A new appen­dix high­lights key ques­tions relat­ed to hear­ing God and helps you find the answers in the text, as does the Scrip­ture index. Also added to this edi­tion are six lec­tio div­ina exer­cis­es placed through­out the book that guide you into the expe­ri­ence of hear­ing God. An endur­ing clas­sic that is one of today’s best resources for learn­ing to lis­ten close­ly to God.

2012

Recommendations

The beau­ty of this book is the way it expos­es the read­er to hear­ing God through obe­di­ence to him.… You may need, as I did, to read and read it again, but it is well worth it.
Skip Holman, Baptist Standard

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