At last! Here’s the book I’ve been waiting years for from Gene Edwards. Living Close to God (When you’re not good at it) is Gene at his best: Practical help on knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, deeply, intimately, personally.
Gene has never been much for convention of any sort, and certainly his writing style is no exception to that rule. The chapters of this book vary in length but are mostly short, and the abrupt ending is sure to disappoint the hungry reader who is eager for more. Nonetheless, what Gene offers in this brief volume is well worth the read. Living close to God’s content is largely autobiographical, which serves the purpose of the book well, I think. Any honest reader will relate to the author’s confessions of not being a “naturally spiritual person.” But they will also be given heart to go on pursuing a meaningful, living walk with Christ that is subject neither to personal failures nor the limitations that come with traditional forms of prayer and Bible study.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is hungry to know the Lord in a real and living way. To read an excerpt from the first chapter click here.
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