Brad McKinnon sent a release from Heritage Christian University about a new book whose title, description, and author catch the eye. We’ve not read it, but know the author and believe it would be well worth one’s time.
May 2019. Cypress Publications (an Imprint of Heritage Christian University Press). 264 pages. $19.99.
ALWAYS NEAR shares one self-confessed odd Christian’s ongoing efforts to hear and honor God in the events of daily life. Bagents offers personal reflections that process events and observations through the wisdom of Scripture. He invites us to join the adventure of listening for subtle spiritual messages that both bless and challenge.
ALWAYS NEAR promotes contemplation and spiritual formation. Occasionally, you’ll even find a bit of humor.
Bagents writes from a decidedly Christian perspective and treats the Bible with respect. These devotionals flow from the conviction that God is all-wise and all-loving, and the better we hear Him, the better we’ll live.
God is presented as the most persistent teacher, who has more ways of gaining our attention than we have of ignoring Him. Bagents acknowledges that God is more skilled at reaching out than we are at resisting. He is better at teaching than we are at being dense. And even when we’re seeking Him, God can surprise us with precious lessons that we never saw coming. ALWAYS NEAR is an appeal to improve how we hear God and to draw ever closer to His heart.