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.
From the back cover:
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 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 is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this updated classic, originally published as "In Search of Guidance", the author provides 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.