Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: Distant God by:Chris Nye

 Distant God: Why He Feels Far Away...And What We Can Do About It
About the Book:
Does God feel far away?

There comes a time in every Christian’s life when God feels distant. This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous.

Distant God meets us in the middle of this struggle. It helps us think rightly about what we’re experiencing and gives practical ways for drawing near to God. It answers questions like:

What does it mean that God is always with me?
What role do works (like devotion, confession, and repentance) have in all this?
How should I handle spiritual lows and seasons of doubt?
When we feel distant from God, we need voices of truth speaking into our lives. Drawing from the story of the prodigal son, Chris Nye takes us through various reasons why we may feel this way and offers encouragement along the way.

This is not a book of trite answers or easy solutions, but it offers specific ways of drawing near when God feels distant. It also includes stories of Christians throughout history who have faced this issue in similar ways.

Distant God is a biblical and pastoral answer to why God might feel far away and what we can (and cannot) do about it.

My Review:
 A distant God doesn't seem like such a faraway concept when you are struggling down in the ditch with little or no hope. A distant God is exactly how you feel He is. As far away as ever with no hope of Him returning.  The author explores the possibility that maybe it is us who has made a gap or has distanced ourselves from the Father. Not only does he speak to you through scripture but also through his own experiences and lessons and those of others.

 The author takes you on a journey through the how's and why's of this most complicated yet so simple relationship with God. He gives very easy and simple solutions to help fill that gap and get you on with your relationship with the Lord to take it to a much deeper and fulfilling level.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.