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Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It)

A Spiritual Life That Takes You Deeper Than Daily Devotions

Gene Edwards

About Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It)

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.

About Gene Edwards

Gene Edwards is one of the most influential Christian authors of our time. Three of his books are considered modern classics: A Tale of Three Kings, The Divine Romance, and The Prisoner in the Third Cell. His books have been published in more than seventy foreign editions and in twenty-two languages. He and his wife, Helen, live in Florida.

Product Details

192 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 4, 2011

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Stop feeling like a failure at daily devotions and start walking every day with the Lord who loves you.

Click here to download chapter one of Living Close to God.

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.

Click here to download chapter one of Living Close to God.

By Stacy Tilton

The part I liked most was that the author Gene Edwards admits right from the start that he was not a spiritual person. That in itself spoke volumes to me because it seems like most books now days start off by telling you either what you should be doing, or how what you're probably doing isn't the right way. I hate when authors start off books telling you just how much they know and how full of knowledge they are. This time the...

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By Patrick Ringler

I was excited to get this book as I loved "Tale of Three Kings" by Gene Edwards. When I got this book I jumped right in. The book is an easy read as the chapters are small. This helps me as I sometimes have a short attention span and like to feel like I am making progress when I read a book. One of the things I will encourage you is to stick with the book, he writes in a simple and easy to understand method. As you read the book you will be...

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By Paul Dare

Gene Edwards book Living Close to God when you're not good at it, is an interesting read. It's got to be the most brutally honest approach to the subject. Edwards certainly lays it all on the line and is very up front about his own struggles and failures to love God and spend consistent time with him. He tells of his journey to read books in hopes of finding help for his struggle but to no avail. I understand what he was trying to say...

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By Kim Teamer

Realizing the truth of where you stand within your spiritual self is no small matter. Coming to the place where you are willing to admit that you lack true authenticity in your relationship with God is even more profound. This book was a testament about a man who was willing to be honest with himself regarding his beliefs, his struggles, and his deficiencies associated with God. The book afforded readers with a glimpse into the mind and...

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By Scott Cheatham

Edwards writes from a heart of wanting...He wants to have that vibrant spiritual life in his walk with Christ. However, like many today who feel less than worthy, his contemplative time seems lacking. This book is directed at the person who wants to strengthen their relationship with Christ but who might be otherwise distracted by all the "noise" around them in their day-to-day lives. In a series of short, transparent chapters divided into...

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