Knowing about God is not the same as being intimately connected with God. Hardin challenges us to rethink what we know about God and how we relate to Him. It's a great book.
Hardin helps us understand what a relationship with God isn't, what we might need to give up, and what it could be – the missing puzzle pieces that complete our lives.
We believe God exists, that He loves us and wants a relationship with us. We believe we should likewise want a relationship with Him. But who is this God and how do we discover Him in a personal way?
I really appreciate Hardin's honesty about the difficult aspects of a relationship with God. One area is our confusion regarding God's role in our lives. We may feel He has let us down. That's hard to get over.
I was surprised at Hardin writing that we must feed our starving soul from the inside out. The relationship must be cultivated from within. He suggests we invite God into every thought, word and deed in our lives. God is woven into the very fabric of who we are as believers.
I am very impressed with this book. It really spoke to me and my desire to have a vital connection with God. I was relieved to find out that reading the Bible isn't enough. That will increase our knowledge of God but developing an intimate relationship is something that must come from the inside of us.
I highly recommend this book. It is life transforming. Having an intimate connection with God and how that comes about finally made sense to me.
Food for thought from Hardin: “I want to be ruined for anything less than a life-giving connection to God. Don't you?”
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My rating: 5/5 stars.
Brian Hardin is an ordained minister, an accomplished record producer with more than 150 albums to his credit. He is a respected photographer and a skilled graphic designer whose work has been featured in high profile publications. He is the vision and voice behind the Daily Audio Bible, which boasts more than 125,000 daily listeners and has been downloaded more than 74 million times.
NavPress, 192 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from Tyndale for the purpose of an independent and honest review.