29 October 2011

Review: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul

The purpose of this book is to help us realize that we can have a more intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father than we currently have. The relationship with Him is meant to be a close, personal relationship just as it should be with our earthly father. We are His children, created in His image, and are important to Him.
This book’s title was very intriguing. Who wouldn’t want to be so close that they could hear, and even feel, the breath of Heavenly Father?
Mr. Paul shares stories of his own experiences as a father. It was nice to be privy to some of the “light bulb” moments that he has experienced along the way, such as when he realized how much his son was like him.
However, I was not fully able to get into this book. The frequent repetition of the words “breath” and “breathe”, while calming to some, is stressful to me. The book did not bring good feelings to me or inspire me. It felt empty and insincere. I am not saying that Mr. Paul didn’t mean every word that he wrote; I’m just saying that I didn’t feel any real passion as I was reading.
Realizing that not everyone reacts to things of a religious nature in the same way and that we’re all at different places in our walk with Him, I would still recommend this book to others because it may well be just the perfect book that makes it click for someone else.
BookSneeze (http://BookSneeze®.com) has provided me with a complimentary copy of Close Enough to Hear God Breathe in exchange for a review. However, all reviews written by me are my honest opinion, regardless of compensation.


  1. Thanks for the review. There are so many books out there and so little time. I am glad you gave the review. I am not familiar with the author.
    I think sometimes it is hard to read about someones idea of a relationship with God. I was looking at my bookshelf and I have Knowing God by J.I.Packer and it is considered a classic but when I read it I feel the same way, only I kind of get mad and I can't relax because I feel it lacks passion too.
    Thanks for your review I enjoyed.

  2. @Farm Girl

    Thank you, Farm Girl, for commenting on my review. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that feels this way. :)

    I hope that you have a great evening!


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