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Closer Than Your Skin: Unwrapping the Mystery of Intimacy with God Paperback – February 19, 2008
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“Warning: Susan Hill has written a deceptive book. It looks like another woman-with-a-fragile-marriage-struggles-in-her-relationship-with-God book. Yet her life and spiritual experiences become compellingly honest and transparent.”
–Cecil Murphey, co-author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, Heaven Is Real, and more than 100 other books.
“Over the last sixty years I have read numerous works on Christian spirituality. But I must say that Susan Hill has made the best case I’ve ever read for intimacy with God. It is biblically sound, psychologically real and personally honest. I’ve never heard any theologian or Bible teacher portray the true intimacy with God as Jesus promises in the relation of the branch and the vine (John 15:1-9) as powerfully as Susan does. I think this is the book that millions of Christians have been waiting for!”
—James W. Tharp, founder and president of Christian Renewal Ministries and author of Revival Must Come! and The Spirit of Prayer.
“Susan’s book will lead the reader on an interesting journey of discovery and clarification. She is right about life with God being adventurous and breath-taking. Writing with a vulnerability that allows the light of God’s grace to shine through real life situations, she presents God’s way as both beneficial and desirable. She leads us through her ideas with anticipation. It will help people clarify the real issue of living with God. I read it for interest and edification and I was not disappointed.”
–Dudley Hall, founder and president of Successful Christian Living Ministries
“Some books argue that God exists. This book gives us His address. Some books tell us about Him, this book shows us what He looks like. If you’ve ever wondered if there’s more to the Christian life, Susan Hill doesn’t just assure us that there is, she hands us a roadmap, and shows us how to get there.”
–Phil Callaway, popular speaker and bestselling author
“As a Christian, my journey with God often seems more like working for a demanding employer than walking hand in hand with my first love. Susan Hill’s book was a refreshing reminder that it is the latter and not the former that the Lord desires of me. Her stories take you to the feet of the Father of Love to encounter for yourself His incredible kindness. I hope as you read this book you too can discover why the ‘nearness of God is our good.’ (Psalm 73:28)”
–Jimmy Needham, recording artist, Inpop Records
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Top Customer Reviews
Sometimes our churches seem like social centers, revolving around programs, methods, and organizations. We're so busy we forget the simplicity of a relationship with Jesus. Susan D. Hill stresses the importance of making time for God, for waiting for him to lead us, instead of running ahead, and she shows us how to just enjoy being with him. An excellent book that speaks to the heart.
UPDATE 4 1/2 years later: I have given this book to a lot of friends over these past years, and almost every one has raved about it. My best friend said that this book totally changed her life as a Christian, that He became real to her. It has so many anecdotes and stories of how one can see God working in his/her life that it's a great book to continue to dip into, a bit at a time. I'm so glad to see that others have rated this 5 stars too. Blessings to Susan Hill for sharing her story.
A wonderful book I am reading now is call "Yes, I am!" by Norman P. Grubb. This book by Susan wets your appetite, This book by Norman will blow your mind.
Written in a conversational manner, Susan lays out a road map to paying attention to the little details of life that show that God does care, does hear and is here. In a truly practical fashion, this book cleans out your spiritual ears and allows you to relax and receive the presence of God in your life. From overcoming the obstacles of achieving that intimacy to watching for details, Closer Than Your Skin helps you find a new level in God that you probably never thought possible in this lifetime. In the 30 days since I finished the book, I'm 100% more aware and on fire once again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book comes from the author's heart. Excellent for anyone who questions what it means to hear God's voice.Published 8 months ago by kathleen rossi
I've read this book probably three times now, each time I take away something new. It inspires me to look for those God moments in my own life.Published 10 months ago by Moriah McKee
I found this book at exactly the right time in my life. Serendipity supreme. Susan's book is really full of fresh and inspiring ideas. Read morePublished on March 10, 2014 by C. E. Armstrong
I loved all of her examples of how she listened for God and he came through for her. I want to try to memorize scripture more and get closer to God. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Renee Laurent
I know Susan and always enjoy her writing. Her book is like her, honest and caring in sharing her experiences. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by LynnK
This was a well thought out book - written with exceptional clarity and honesty. It speaks of a woman's journey of faith, realizing that the only that truly matters is her... Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by AMBH
If you have ever wondered if there is more to the Christian life than what you have now, this could be the book for you! Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by reviewsbyerin
Susan HIll sends the reader in a lot of personal directions. The way the bibical references are woven into the plot helps reading the Bible more meaningful and helps one apply it... Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by Iris Willy