Willard served on the boards of the C. S. Lewis Foundation and Biola University, and was a member of numerous evaluation committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. He received bachelor's degrees from both Tennessee Temple College and Baylor University and a graduate degree at Baylor University, as well as a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Philosophy and the History of Science.
"Few books have challenged me like this one. I would urge every
serious-minded Christian to read it . . . at your own risk."--Bill
Hybels, author of Too Busy Not to Pray
"The best book on divine guidance I have ever read. I recommend it highly."--Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline
"Willard wonderfully encourages us to listen for God's voice, and then to respond and obey. This is a book of great encouragement and helpful insights into the arena of God's direction in our daily living."--Ted W. Engstrom, president emeritus, World Vision
"The beauty of this book is the way it exposes the reader to hearing God through obedience to him. . . . You may need, as I did, to read and read it again, but it is well worth it."--Skip Holman, Baptist Standard, September 3, 2012
"In this volume he lays out a needed and balanced view of a God who not only listens to his children but speaks to them as well. The problem is not that God is voiceless but that we simply do not listen to his voice and that is because we don't know how to listen."--Jim Miller Book Review, January 23, 2008