CLOSER THAN CLOSE : AWAKENING TO THE FREEDOM OF YOUR UNION WITH CHRIST
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Title: Closer Than Close : Awakening to the Freedom…
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
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But what if being “close” to you isn’t good enough for Jesus? What if he wants to be closer than close? Instead of simply having a “personal relationship” with you, what if Jesus longs to be “perfectly one” with you instead?
In this achingly bold and beautiful book, pastor, scholar, friend, and now author, Dave Hickman, invites you into his personal journey from striving to abiding, anxiety to peace, weariness to rest; from having a relationship with Jesus to awakening to the freedom of his union with Christ. Through careful attention to Scripture, personal stories, and everyday examples, join Dave as he guides you into the depths of the mystery of your personal and corporate union with Christ. In doing so, you, too, can awaken to the wonder and freedom that is already yours in Christ.
Review: “Dave Hickman has written an empowering work that challenges us to stop trying to earn intimacy with God. Our greatest freedom lies in believing that Christ offers us a fully intimate union with God–an opportunity to live into our identity as “fully loved” sons and daughters. If you find yourself in the endless cycle of striving and trying to work for a closer relationship with Christ, you should read this book!”
– Kevin Palau, CEO of the Louis Palau Association, author of Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel
“Union with Christ” is a strange and potentially scary topic to many Christians. What most of us need is not a theologian’s detailed analysis, but the heartfelt reflections of a fellow Christian pilgrim, describing his own journey into the Christian faith’s deepest mystery and most foundational truth. Dave Hickman is such a pilgrim, and his winsome, funny, and touching story will help you to grasp the glorious freedom that comes from knowing you are united to Christ.”
– Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity (Gordon-Conwell Theological), author of Life in the Trinity.
“Dave Hickman has given a real gift to the church. His book is a clarion call to come back to a cornerstone of our faith: Christ in us. As practical and personal as it is theological, Closer Than Close paints a powerful picture of how right and full life can be when we choose to live out of our in-ness.”
– Jarrett Stevens, Pastor of Soul City Church, author of Four Small Words
“If you plan on reading just one book this year about your life with God, this is the book you must read.”
– Fil Anderson, Pastor, Spiritual Director, author of Running on Empty
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