Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Living Close to God: when you’re not good at it by Gene Edwards
This book is meant to target those people who struggle daily with their spirituality or spiritual living. It is for those who feel they should be drawing closer to God through daily habits yet forget to do those daily things like prayer and scripture that seem to come so easily to others. This author chooses a different approach by focusing on the basics, of communicating with the Lord through simple meditation and just absorbing one Bible verse at a time until it becomes personal and not beating yourself up over losing track of spiritual things throughout the day. Getting back to the simplistic heart to heart with the Lord is one of the things discussed in this book. I appreciated most of what the author was trying to do, however, he seemed to have a personal antipathy against organized churches. One of his messages toward the end of the book seemed to be that churches no longer work unless they are house churches or small groups, something I would strongly disagree with since he seemed to lump all churches into one blanket statement. It seemed a very strong stereotype with no justification or background information as to why he really felt this way. Overall an interesting book and aimed at those Christians who struggle with their faith and daily Christian walk. I think this book is not for all Christians but rather for those who feel they really are struggling in how to do daily Christian living. I was given this book to review free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing. I was not paid for this review.
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