Tyndale House Publishers
Dr. Gary Smalley has spent years writing books and speaking in seminars about the importance of strong relationships. In Your Relationship with God, he admits that over a 10-year period he wasn’t even following his own advice when it came to his relationship with God. As his ministry flourished, the money and power he was amassing led him to believe he was able to manage the increasing responsibilities on his own. But his self-reliance began to cause problems with his family, his ministry, and with himself.
Dr. Smalley relates how physical problems, including a heart attack and a kidney transplant, eventually began to refocus his priorities. He uses the lessons learned during that dark period of his life to instruct his readers how to establish and maintain a growing relationship with God. His openness about his own struggles expresses a sincere desire to help others avoid making the mistakes he did.
This may not be the typical Dr. Smalley book for couples wanting to strengthen their marriage, but if a husband or wife will take the principles he discusses and apply them, the resulting closer walk with God will reap improvements in every relationship. The study questions after each chapter and the 10-day meditations on Colossians 3 give the reader a good starting point to refocus their life on Christ. – Jeff Friend, Christian Book Previews.com
When life doesn't work out the way we expect it to, we often grow angry and bitter. Gary Smalley was living a life like that--angry about what was not going his way, until God gave him a wake-up call as he recovered from a kidney transplant surgery that saved his life. Gary had a life-changing encounter with God. In this very personal book, Gary exposes his personal conflict with God, his own problems, and how God used this situation to teach him about his relationship with God. As with his best-selling book The DNA of Relationships, Gary Smalley will provide you with insight and answers to your own relationship with God, but this time he opens up his own personal struggles and the daily habits that he learned to stay connected with God.