When I received "Living Close to God (When You Aren't Good At It) by Gene Edwards, I was really intrigued by the topic of the book, after all, who doesn't desire to live close to God? The book tells a personal story of fitting God into a busy life, and how it worked for one person. I liked the personal story that this book tells, and it does point out some important scriptural references, and give some solid advice on building a stronger, more personal relationship with Christ. However, I felt that the book tells more of what worked for one person with a certain set of obstacles, and wasn't really applicable to every person who will pick up the book. There are many general references to scripture, which are great. I liked the story the book followed, but when I finished the book, didn't feel that I had gained any significant insight into living closer to God.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for a story about someone who has found a way to live close to God, and find an incredible connection with Christ. But if you are looking for inspiration to find a way for you to personally have that same relationship, I would take a pass on this book.
FTC DISCLAIMER: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.