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Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ

Dave Hickman, David Hickman
Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ

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 unio... Read More

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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.
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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2016
  • UPC: 9781631464089
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish Date: Aug 1, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012120"
  • ISBN: 1631464086

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In Union In Christ by Michael on 7/22/2016
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In his book, Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ, Dave Hickman has written a very personal book. I have preached on the premise of Hickman's book and wished I had it when I did my series.

His premise is that we are not just to be in relationship with God, we are to go beyond that and be in union with God. Hickman explained ~

To be "in" someone and have that someone "in" us isn't just close, it's closer than close --- it's to be in "union" or "Oneness" with that person.

That's what Hickman is writing about. It's about how we, the Christ-follower can move beyond the term and feeling of being in relationship with Christ, to being IN union with Christ. To have Christ in me and me in Christ.

As I read he used terms I greatly appreciated. I liked his use of the word perichoresis, which I've used many times before. His chapter on the church was excellent, as well.

Overall, this is a challenging book. But it was well worth the challenge. I would recommend this book for those who want to go deeper in their "union" with Christ!

I received this book from Tyndale Press in exchange for an open and honest review.


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