Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It): A Spiritual Life That Takes You Deeper Than Daily Devotions by Gene Edwards
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book annoyed me. I was very excited when I received it in the mail. Because I, at times feel like I lack that relationship with God. I wanted to read this book in hopes to find the answer to the question "How do I live closer to God?" What I got were "sermons" about things I don't understand. Again I have A.D.D so if the book isn't straight to the point, I get bored easily.
This book should be titled "How I Lived Closer to God" because it just talks about the authors relationship with God and how he discovered it, but doesn't give much tips or advice on how we can achieve it.
There are instances where the author does give sensible advice. For example Chapter 11 perfectly entitled "It Starts in the Morning" tells you how to start your day off with Christ. However, these suggestions are rare. I would have advised the author to start off the book giving this kind of advice and save his story for the end.
I say that because he makes some good points. For example, every prayer should not be a request asking God for something. Sadly, readers like can get frustrated with his "bio" I discovered that chapter by skipping many others!
In conclusion. For a religious book its a good one. For a book to help you discover a relationship with God, it needed a little more "Oomph."
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