Thursday, November 10, 2011
Book Review: 40 Ways to Get Closer to God
40 Ways to Get Closer To God
By Jerry MacGregor
Bethany House, 2011
English, 189 pages
Sometimes faith demands action. This practical book gives Christians ideas for how to adjust their hearts to get closer to God.
Each chapter contains a unique challenge and a brief explanation that puts the challenge in context. Exercises include acts of service to others, extended prayer, Scripture memory, fasting, a day of gratitude, media fasting (no TV or Internet), evangelism, and much more. The challenges are broad in scope, allowing people with varying personality types and learning styles to benefit from them.
This book is really simple to read. It provides a challenge each day to put your faith into action. It requires you to get up and do something. You can't grow just sitting still, you have to move and do.
You can still get information from the book without doing the challenges, but you won't be growing and you won't be truly learning.
I think this book would be great for a small group or a prayer circle to use within itself. Of course, it's perfectly fine to do it by yourself too. I won't say that the challenges are easy. Some of them require you to get uncomfortable and do something outside of what you're used to doing. Again...growth...
I received a copy of the book for the purpose of a review. No additional compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review.