Monday, January 23, 2012

Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It): A Spiritual Life That Takes You Deeper Than Daily Devotions by Gene Edwards

Book Description:  Have you tried harder to have a consistent time with the Lord—but failed?

Does your mind wander during prayer, and do you run out of things to say?
Do you question why it is so hard to fellowship with the Lord?Stop feeling like a failure at daily devotions and start walking every day with the Lord who loves you.Gene Edwards faced these same questions and struggles. And he found a better way to walk with the Lord than merely trying harder to pray and read the Bible.In Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It) you will discover that loving God means much more than doing your best to serve Him. You will find ways to start your day with Christ, beginning with your first conscious thought in the morning. You will learn how to fellowship with Him during even the most demanding days. And when you go to the Scriptures, you will talk with Him in a two-way conversation—just as His first followers did.

Includes a small-group discussion guide and a guide
for your own relationship with God.

My Review:  A quiet time book that enables the reader to draw closer to God. 
I think that as a christian I need to have a close relationship with the Father.  I don't always take the time I should to have that intimate relationship-that but Gene Edwards does make some valid points and points that are well worth the time to try and incorporate.
Yes, most of us, who are church goers, have probably heard most of what is in this book time and time again but sometimes we need a reminder of how important our spiritual life should be and how we need to take those steps to increase our time with the Father.
Of course, once you read the book it's up to you to follow through with your relationship with God the Father. 
Is your relationship/your spiritual life weak and waning right now?  Do you feel you have no time to spend with the Father?  Why not pick up this book and check out how you can increase your relationship values with the One who loves you most!
*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*
Go HERE! to read the first chapter of this book!!

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