This was my first reading of this book; the first of what will probably wind up being at least three. I essentially just read through, not underlining or taking any notes, just to get a first impression. My plan is to read it again, paying closer attention to parts that really impress, grab, or inspire me. And believe me, there were plenty of those.
Hearing God is about exactly what it says it’s about. “Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.” And while it might appear that he is primarily speaking about audibly hearing God’s voice, he is not. Willard is quick to clarify that there are many ways to “hear” God, and audible voice is not the primary means. In fact, he opines, the more mature we are in Christ, the simpler and quieter will be the means by which we hear God.
There are many points at which this book drastically changed the way I think about things, just as in other Willard works I have read. I wish I had discovered this man earlier, but God knew when I would be ripe to read these things.