December 6, 2011

Book Review - Living Close To God

I have to admit, it took me a little while to get through this book, just because a lot of the things he shares with us, is repetitive. I was almost a little bored with it. After the initial ah hah, interesting moments in the book, it is looked at in very close detail. He mentions over and over again that he was writing this book so that very simple people could understand how to meditate on the word of God and use it as your own prayer.  I do believe he has accomplished this.

I never realized before just how in-depth you could meditate on the written word. He shares with you how to simply slow down… how to empty your mind… memorize and mediate on each word you say as you pray. This information will stay with me for years to come, and I’m sure I will put this into practice.

I do have a strong relationship with my Lord and Savior, and I don’t think this book necessarily applied to me, but the information was still useful all the same. Even if I never have to practice his principles, I’m sure I will run across someone who I can share this with… who will benefit from it.

I am from Louisiana, as is the author, and I really had a lot in common with things he wrote about culturally. I enjoyed that.

You can view the first few pages of this book here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9780307730190&view=excerpt

I gave this book a rating of 2.5 out of 5. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions are my own and I was not obligated to write a positive review. 

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1 comment:

Lynda said...

Thank you, Angel, for this review. It sounds like an interesting book, though maybe a little dry. =)

I am always trying to slow down during my Bible study and prayer time. Maybe this book would give me some tips.

Thank you for linking up at NOBH.