"40 Ways to Get Closer to God" by Jerry MacGregor is essentially a devotional. There are, obviously, 40 days worth of devotional material, each focusing on a specific way to connect with God. Each day starts with a quote, and is followed by a short devotional, usually suggesting one specific way to further your walk with God. After the devotional, there is the "challenge", which gives you one thing to try to bring you closer to God. There is also a bible verse, as well as a place for your own notes.
MacGregor uses his own personal experience as well as the experiences of others to form these necessary components of a close walk with God. He discusses fasting, friendships, and age, among other topics in this devotional. I liked the challenges - although I didn't like doing a few of them (such as fasting), I think that MacGregor has a strong basis for adding each challenge to this book. I also think that this book helps make you aware that a relationship with God has to be a two way street - not just asking him for help when things go wrong, but praising and connecting with him on a daily basis by making a conscious effort to do so.
Overall, a great read. I give it 4/5!
FTC DISCLAIMER: “I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing Group for this review”.