I found the material in this book to be extremely helpful in my own spiritual life. Anyone who has longed for sustained intimacy with Jesus will find help here. An intimate relationship with Jesus won't just happen. One has to be spiritually intentional. Chole gives readers the tools for such a journey.
I really like that readers are required to do personal soul work before venturing further to developing an intimate relationship with Jesus. That section of the book answered many questions for me and addressed many possible obstacles along the way.
I have never seen this kind of progression in spiritual transformation before. Chole takes readers step by step on the spiritual walk. I felt like I had a personal mentor helping me. I gained new insight into what it means to have Christ at the center of my life. I gained new wonder for God's Word and really appreciated the instruction on relating to, not merely using, the Bible.
This is a book one will work through, not just read. The last quarter of the book contains places for writing in response to the questions in each chapter. There are also exercises for each chapter, steps designed to get the reader in the habit of intentionally moving forward in spiritual formation.
I found this book to be very thought provoking and encouraging as I work on being attentive to God and His work in my life. This is a book I'll return to time and again. I highly recommend it.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Alicia Britt Chole is an award winning writer, speaker, and leadership mentor. You can find out more about her and her work at http://aliciachole.com/.
Thomas Nelson, 352 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar. My comments are an independent and honest review.