Dave has given a real gift to the church. His book is a clarion call to come back to a cornerstone of our faith: Christ in us. As practical and personal as it is theological, Closer Than Close paints a powerful picture of how rich and full life can be when we choose to live out of our in-ness with Christ.
Pastor of Soul City Church Chicago, author of Four Small Words.
Jarrett Stevens, http://jarrettstevens.com
"For a generation searching for something more authentic, something less superficial, and something of greater depth and purpose in their faith, Dave Hickman reminds us what the gospel is truly about and invites readers to come Closer Than Close.
DR. ELISABETH NESBIT SBANOTTOElisabeth Nesbit Sbanotto, http://www.elisabethnesbit.com
Denver Seminary, author of "Effective Generational Ministry."
Dave has written an empowering work that challenges us to stop trying to earn intimacy with God. Our greatest freedom lies in believing that Christ offers us a fully intimate union with God--an opportunity to live into our identity as "fully loved" sons and daughters. If you find yourself in the endless cycle of striving and trying to work for a "closer relationship" with Christ, you should read this book!
CEO of the Louis Palau Association, author of Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel.Kevin Palau, http://www.palau.org
Union with Christ is a strange and potentially scary topic to many Christians. What most of us need is not a theologian's detailed analysis, but the heartfelt reflections of a fellow Christian pilgrim, describing his own journey into the Christian faith's deepest mystery and most foundational truth. Dave Hickman is such a pilgrim, and his winsome, funny, and touching story will help you to grasp the glorious freedom that comes from knowing you are united to Christ."
DR. DONALD FAIRBAIRNDonald Fairbairn, http://www.gordonconwell.edu/resources/About-the-Cooley-Center.cfm
Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity--Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, author of Life in the Trinity.