We are using this book for a Bible study, one lesson per week at our church. We have almost finished. I highly recommend this book for group study. It would be okay for individuals but you would miss out on conversation stimulated by the discussion questions. I am impressed at the improvement in my nearness to God because of this study. The authors go through about a dozen ways we connect with God: scripture, prayer, silence, other people, visions, angels, wrestling, and a few more. Some, such as visions and angles we have no control over. As an engineer, I initially looked upon some of the concepts as a little hokey. But, I was wrong. They all seem to work in their own way. I wish someone had introduced me to this much earlier in life. It should be an early part of a new Christian's orientation to the Faith.