We pursue so many things yet are always disappointed. Adamson says the one pursuit that will never disappoint and will, in fact, exceed our expectations is the pursuit of a more intimate connection with Jesus.
Adamson does a good job of encouraging us to seek God with all our heart. That happens when we want a divine connection more than anything else. He reminds us we are as close to God as we want to be. He challenges us about distractions, being authentic and vulnerable with God, fueling our passion for God, maintaining our soul's health, and more. He pokes holes in our religious veneer and calls us to task for the lies we tell ourselves.
Adamson uses stories from his life, the lives of others, and stories from the Bible to illustrate his teaching. The egalley I read had no questions for reflection or discussion. That's too bad because this book would be a good one for a study group or Sunday School class.
I recommend this book to Christians who have gotten lazy in their spiritual life. It's a good book for any Christian desiring encouragement for a deeper intimacy with God. It's a good book for Christians who think that proximity with God, going to church and small groups, is all that God wants in a relationship. You'll be challenged.
Food for thought: “God is our reward. God is at the beginning, the end, and the journey in between.” (Loc 207/3883)
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Heath Adamson (PhD, University of London) is the author of Grace in the Valley. His life was changed dramatically at age seventeen when he was rescued out of his life of drugs and the occult. He serves as the Chief of Staff at Convoy of Hope, a global relief and development organization. He is also the Global Chairman for the World Assemblies of God Fellowship Next Gen Commission. He is a sought after speaker at conferences, seminars, universities and churches. You can find out more at https://www.heathadamson.com/ .
Baker Books, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.