The Voice of Jesus


This book stands tall in the category of contemplative prayer.

My copy is chalk full of underlings, asterisks, and comments. It's just that good.

Smith, emphasizes the importance of the inner life, and brings together discernment, and the work of the Holy Spirit in beautiful, specific, and very helpful ways.  He also brings a wonderful approach to scripture, which is clearly the basis for his expostion.

The title alone, brings focus and clarity for followers of Jesus, as does the sub-title, Discernment, Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit.

If you were going to start with one book on the subject of contemplative prayer, I would highly recommend you start here.