Friday, February 29, 2008

Closer than your Skin: A book review & Giveaway

**Update! Contest closed! Winner is Jen! Congratulations! Thanks for entering the contest!**

From the moment I opened the book, it has been hard to put it down. What a touching and heart gripping book! I love how this book really identified with how I feel sometimes. Do you ever feel like God is far away, and you aren't getting heard? What really is intimacy with God? I don't think it is a matter of God being far away, it is truly a matter of me not being close to him!
Susan D. Hill, author of Closer than Your Skin, really does a fantastic job with defining what that intamacy is. God craves our attention and time. He is a jealous God. He is more than just a prayer away...he is right beside us...closer than our skin. Susan is an award-winning feature writer and a leader of interdenominational women's groups, where she has sought answers to the common longing for a more authentic spiritual experience. This book is a fictional book and good guide tool to help you draw near to God.
Like the vast majority of Christians, author Susan Hill felt frustrated in
her search for spiritual intimacy, unable to bridge the gap between knowing
about God and personally knowing Him. Closer Than Your Skin traces her
journey beyond the trappings of faith to an everyday companionship with
God. Through stories of her awe-inspiring experiences, Hill assures
readers that knowing God is more than spiritual rhetoric; it’s a genuine,
tangible reality when our eyes are open to his presence. With undeniable
honesty, she vividly captures the experience of genuine intimacy with the
Creator and reveals how to move beyond obstacles that stand in the
way. Readers will discover that divine encounters aren’t reserved for
moments of crisis or the select few. Through these unforgettable insights
and the interactive study guide, they will find that God is standing at the
door, knocking, asking to be allowed in.
Would you like to win a copy of Closer Than Your Skin? Just leave a comment by March 8th at 9 PM CST. Contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. You can purchase a copy at Amazon here.

72 comments:

topaztook said...

Wow, I am the first poster! And I would love to win this book.

Milk Mama said...

Wow! Sounds like a great book, Sarah! I'd love to have a chance to win. :)

Jen said...

Sounds like a good book! If I don't win it I'll have to see if my library has it. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would really really love to read this

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Mya said...

Oooh please pick me!!!!

mar said...

I wish there were more books like this - thank you

Michael said...

I want to win!

randio said...

A closer relationship with God is something I work on daily,this sounds like a lovely book.

reb said...

i need this

Deb said...

Please enter me~Sounds great1 Thanks!

arbrashears said...

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aimee
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susan1215 said...

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nikkiharding said...

I have had my eyes on this book for a while now.... hope I win it!

LINDALSHOT said...

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agordon10 said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I feel when we are given an inspiration of hope it helps us to gain a more positive and closer look of life

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ky2here said...

We'd like to have this for our library.

PattiD said...

You will know in your heart who to chose when God whispers it in your ear *grin*

toyota said...

Book sounds good. Sure would like to win. thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Sharon said...

what a wonderful prize...thanks!

Linda said...

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idahomom said...

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stampedwithgrace said...

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carissaad said...

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sachidewey said...

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vmkids said...

thanks for the contest

Beverley said...

Can't wait to read the book!

DePro said...

Count me in!

purplepassion126 said...

Please enter me--thanks!

Anonymous said...

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Marlene
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mousitch said...

great giveaway!

FrequentReader said...

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DOODLEGIRL said...

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jojoanddash said...

This book sounds amazing. I would love to read it.

wildflower00 said...

I could really gert alot of good out of reading this book. Thanks for offering it as a prize

Teresa Iverson said...

I would really like this book.

People Power Granny said...

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Jessilyn82 said...

This looks so interesting

Samantha P said...

this sounds like a really interesting read!

maggie0352 said...

I would like to read this.

Sylvia P said...

i think this would be really helpful to me.

Adriana said...

I would love to have this book. Thank you!

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Catalyst said...

I would really love to read this, I think it would help me at a time like this :-)

blueviolet said...

This book looks like it would really draw one closer to God. Very appealing.

KIMBERLY said...

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rosidentevil said...

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Jinxy & Me said...

Thanks for the contest and offering this book!

yellowlabs said...

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purango said...

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Anonymous said...

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Thank you for the chance to win.

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cpom said...

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Susan said...

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Erica G said...

Sounds like a great book!

Swtlilchick said...

This sounds like a very good book.
I feel that alot of our problems
are due to the fact alot of us
are not as close to God as we should be.Please enter me and
thanks

donna444444 said...

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Debbie said...

Sounds like a good book. I hope I win but even if I don't I will have to look for it as you have peaked my interest!

rosannepm said...

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lilyk said...

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peachens1962 said...

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Divine Diva In NC said...

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windycindy said...

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