Dallas Willard shows exactly how God speaks to us and how we can recognize his voice. He supports his views with scripture. Now that I've read this book, I am skeptical when I hear someone say "God spoke to me".....only because most people are confusing God's voice with their own thoughts. The only person who can truly say "God spoke to me" is someone who is abiding in Christ to the fullest, and they have learned through practice and prayer, how to distinguish God's voice from their own thoughts. It takes time, dedication to His Word, and a constant abiding, in order to get to develop this type of conversational relationship.