Two More Book Recommendations

It's my preference to offer more comprehensive book reviews; however, on occasion all I can do is provide a recommendation due to time constraints or my lack of availability to the physical copy of the book.   Today, I'd like to recommend R. C. Sproul's Holiness of God and Dallas Willard's Hearing God.
Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers, 1985. 
Willard, Dallas. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1999. 
I listened to both of these great books in a narrated audio version while  conducting other tasks.  The upside to listening to books is how the book can be enjoyed at times when reading would not normally be possible.  The downside is being unable to return to the book later for additional study or for the purposes writing a review.   (I've encountered this audio book issue before when I recommended Piper's Don't Waste Your Life.)

I enjoyed both of these book enough to order hard copies for future study and so I can lend them to others. 

R. C. Sproul looks at how remarkable and holy our God really is in his rapidly-becoming-a-classic, The Holiness of God.  His work, much like Piper's Desiring God or J.I. Packer's Knowing God takes the reader through an enjoyable tour of something so present but often so overlooked.  There is no "how to" aspect of this book, yet it is practical in its teaching and accessible to those with little to no theological background.  That being said, even the educated theologian will benefit from Sproul's observations.   I highly recommend this book to anybody wanting to see God in a life changing way and be transformed by knowing God better and loving him more.

Dallas Willard on the other hand, offers a practical book on how to converse better with God.  Are your prayers one-way?  Do you spend your time talking at God but give no time to hearing from him?  Do you long to hear from God?  How would having a conversational relationship with the Creator of the Universe change the way you live?  Willard deals with these questions and so much more in his book Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.  In this book, Willard guides his reads through some easy and realistic ways to develop ears to hear from God.  This book, if put into practice, will change lives as well as relationships with God, that that, I believe, will change the world.  I highly recommend it.

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*I have no connection, material or otherwise to any of the books recommend in this post.  I receive no financial gain or special gifts by mentioning