In Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, acclaimed author Greg Paul shows readers through beautiful prose, powerful stories, and inventive teaching a rich message that recounts the story of a God who has been inviting all of humanity?and each individual?into a tender embrace since time began.
About the Author
Greg Paul is a pastor and member of Sanctuary (Toronto), a ministry where the wealthy and poor share their experiences and resources daily and care for the most excluded people in the city, including addicts, prostitutes, the homeless, and gay, lesbian, and transgendered people.
Paul (The Twenty-Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and Rich Need Each Other) does admirable work in Toronto, where his Sanctuary ministry cares for society’s neglected—addicts, prostitutes, and the homeless, to name a few. His newest book asks us to see God as an inviting parent and to have the experience of reading the Bible or knowing God as an invitation to intimacy with a divine father. Paul tells stories of people he has known through his ministry as well as stories from his own life to underscore the point. VERDICT Paul’s inspirational work and writing encourage the reader to enter a close relationship with the author and God. His book should be a welcome lesson for pastors and readers interested in questions of social justice in addition to theology.