I was a bit disappointed in this book. I was looking for a good book on developing a more intimate relationship with God to accompany a Bible study I'm leading called Intimacy With God by Cynthia Heald. This book is more a book on interpreting dreams - not really what I was hoping for. A recent reviewer said the second half of the book was even better than the first. I disagree. She goes even more indepth into the interpretation of her dreams and how she used them to help her through her life. Again, I was hoping for something more on finding true intimacy with God. This book just did not do it for me.
Like journeying into a mysterious cavern, this book just gets better the further you go. Honest, raw retellings of Susan's real life tragedies and triumphs draw you into the first few chapters. The best was yet to come, however, as the second half of this book was magical. Her authentic back and forth conversations with God challenged me to get back on my knees in prayer and really expect Him to answer. If you want to recapture a faith that experiences God in real time, this book is a treasure trove of insightful inspiration.
To me Closer Than Your Skin is an excellent book. Of all the christian books that I have read (which has been many) this book helped me to see that others have had the same questions concerning an intimacy with God as I have, and that a personal "one-on-one" relationship with God can be real.