Book Review: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

  • Posted on: 18 August 2012
  • By: mokshalom

This is a beautifully written book that tells of the author's personal experience with God. His God is an intimate, loving God, not the God of punishment or judgment. The book is filled with lovely, personal anecdotes written with heart, many of them quite poignant. It's thoughtful, well-written and digestible. While you can read all the way through, it's also a book you can pick up and turn to a random page for inspiration and food for thought.

If I had a "complaint" about the book - and it's not really a complaint so much as my personal "stuff" coming up - I'm one of those people who struggles with the idea of a personal, loving God, despite growing up as a Christian. Does God really love? Does God have emotions like we do? I have, since my 20s, leaned more towards a view of God as a benevolent force or consciousness vs. a human-like personality. So when I read books like this, I wonder how the author was able to experience such deep faith. Maybe it's just in taking the leap. All I know is, the peace and contentment the author expresses in this book is something we should all strive for.

(Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising")