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Inter-varsity Press Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

In life, you make thousands of decisions, big and small. You want these decisions grounded in "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" and you lift your petitions to God in prayer, but communication with God is a two-way street. Are you listening to Him? In Hearing God, you'll learn how the other half of the conversation works in practice. At its end, you'll have a biblically-based portrait of what intimacy with God looks like and a vision of life enriched by hearing God's voice. Originally published as In Search of Guidance.
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Review 1 for Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
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Couldn't put this book down

Date:August 23, 2012
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This book helped me to gain confidence in listening to God.
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Was recommend from a recent service

Date:January 20, 2011
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It was suggested reading during a recent service. It was a really powerful service and felt the need to get this book and read it all the way through.
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Date:May 30, 2010
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Sarah Landon
I did a book study with a friend using this book. I am now doing the study again with some other women because the book was so great the first time. It really established a good foundation for understanding why we should hear from God and then it builds up to how it happens, what it isn't, and how to encourage it in our daily walk with the Lord. The last chapters were the perfect conclusion and really brought it all together. I feel like I should read those chapters over and over again. Willard's language is academic, as is fitting with a professor of Philosophy. However, it doesn't get in the way of understanding his message. He explains things simply, thoroughly, and in many instances, succinctly. His writing is also candid and real, not dry and unemotional. The questions at the end of each chapter were very useful for good discussion. There is also a good balance of scriptural reference as well as reference from other Christian literature. I would suggest this book to any friend. It was eye-opening, challenging, and it really spoke to me and encouraged me to pursue a deeper relationship with my God.
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Date:March 24, 2008
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Dan M
Willard is one of my new favorite writers. Even though his books are usually weighty, this book is incredibly useful and practical to being discerning about whether we are listening to God in our lives. If you are wondering how God speaks and how to know His will for you, this book would be a great place to start.
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Date:November 3, 2007
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Charles Kennedy
This is a wonderful book. Willard writes clearly about many of the concepts and terms used by Christians who believe we hear God speak to us in events and thoughts in and around us. He begins with the thought that many of us do hear God and do not realize that God is "speaking" with us. Often we do not perceive God's action in our life until we reflect and look for God's presence.He closes each chapter with questions for reflection or discussion. I rate this book a four, only because I consider his book, The Divine Conspiracy, to be more profound. The Divine Conspiracy is his capstone volume. I started with The Divine Conspiracy and found it difficult, but incredibly challenging and rewarding. Only in comparison is "Hearing God" much simpler and easier.All of Willard's books are well worth the time and effort to read.
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Date:September 2, 2003
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Kris Benson
Willard presents a sound theology and consistent analysis on the subject of "Hearing God". My only criticism of the book is that it perhaps spends too much time analyzing the theories and not enough time exploring the practical. I would recommend reading Brad Jersak's book "Can You Hear Me?" in conjunction with this one to better balance that issue.
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Date:December 6, 2002
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James Lee
I believe this book really clarifies what many Christians have been struggling with all their lives. Dr.Willard dismantles many of the misunderstandings and misconceptions concerning divine guidance, at the same time, presenting a balanced view of it. In my opinion, this book presents a more biblical model for hearing God than "Experiencing God" or other similar treatises available to the Christian community. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject.
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