For those of you who aren’t familiar with the books of Dallas Willard, or who may have only read a book or two of his, here is a brief guide to his seven essential works by ERB editor Chris Smith.
Which books have you read? Which have impacted you most?
Hearing God is a new and expanded version of Willard’s first book for Christian audiences, IN SEARCH OF GUIDANCE.
“Hearing God is about having a conversational relationship with God in which we go to God for guidance for very specific circumstances in our lives. The Bible is full of the wisdom of God and all the principles by which God wants us to live, but you won’t be able to go to the Bible to find a specific answer on who you should marry, where you should go to college, how many kids to have, what kind of career to pursue, and a host of other areas where we could use guidance. … Willard makes the case that we live in a communicative cosmos. Words are foundational to our existence. God created the universe by his word. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. The Bible is the Word of God. All of creation is even sustained by God’s word. If we understand that God wants to communicate with us, then our hearts are more likely to be drawn toward him. So Willard presents to us why we should expect a conversational relationship with God and why we should pursue it.” (From the ERB review by Tom Farr — Read the full review )