Nearer to God

Closing the Distance between You and Your Creator

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Eliminate the Spiritual Distance between You and God

Do you feel far from God? Perhaps you desire nearness, but you end up filling your calendar instead of communing with the Savior. Wayman Ming Jr. will show you how daily interruptions are divine opportunities to evaluate your life and close the spiritual gap between you and God. If you have become too comfortable in the daily practice of your faith, or you are on a quest to go deeper, this book will help you draw near to your Creator and pursue His heart with passion as you

· identify and remove obstacles in finding God
· deepen your roots of daily prayer and devotion
· find peace and hope in God's presence amid trials
· develop spiritual rhythms with the Holy Spirit
· hunger for personal revival and spiritual awakening in our culture

God is reforming how we think and act as followers of His Son. The Holy Spirit will empower your full pursuit of what matters most and help you align your life with His plans--for your good!

"While God's 'interruptions' in our lives often do not make sense to us, He desires that we seek Him in all circumstances: good, bad and ugly. Nearer to God challenges us to see these interruptions as invitations to a closer walk with God."--Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership


"Having known and worked with Wayman Ming for several years, I can hear his pastoral and wise voice in this book. All of us are trying to discern God's voice through the noise of crazy politics, devastating pandemics and various forms of isolation. It is easy for fear, discouragement and hopelessness to be the dominant expressions. Thankfully, Wayman has given us a road map, based on God's eternal Word, with signposts from our contemporary culture. It's a map of hope, peace, truth and love. Enjoy the ride as you follow the map!"

Dr. Doug Beacham, general superintendent, International Pentecostal Holiness Church

"While God's 'interruptions' in our lives often do not make sense to us, He desires that we seek Him in all circumstances: good, bad and ugly. Nearer to God challenges us to see these interruptions as invitations to a closer walk with God."

Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor, New Season Worship Center; president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC); author, From Survive to Thrive; executive producer, Breakthrough

"I love Wayman Ming. I love his humility, his sincerity. He leads a global organization, yet his transparent, persistent hunger of more of God shines through. That's a New Testament leader. And it is the kind of author you want to read. His book is simple, straightforward, laced with stories, engaging. The further your reading takes you, the deeper the passionate call to a transforming relationship."

P. Douglas Small, president, Project Pray; international coordinator, Church of God Prayer Ministries

"My dear friend Wayman Ming has given us timely exhortations in his book Nearer to God, calling us to the vital place of finding God in these difficult times. He raises our expectancy for God encounters in the midst of challenges, and I know you will be blessed and strengthened!"

Bishop Robert Stearns, executive director, Eagles' Wings

"The magnetic power of God's love draws every human being. Jesus promised that He would "draw all men" to Him when He demonstrated His love by being lifted up on a cross. We all feel this supernatural pull toward God, yet many times we sense we are very far away from Him. In Nearer to God, Wayman Ming helps us close the gap and connect with God in fresh ways. From how God hears us from heaven to how we hear Him on earth, Ming challenges the reader to truly know God, not just talk about Him. Your life will be challenged by this book, and you will be blessed as you learn how to draw near!"

Dr. William M. Wilson; president, Oral Roberts University; chair, Pentecostal World Fellowship; global co-chair, Empowered21

"Creatively illustrating timeless themes with current application, my colleague and friend Wayman Ming calls us back to the profound simplicities of intimacy with the 'GodFather.' Every chapter of Nearer to God deals with a 'main thing' that I believe our Lord is calling the Church back to in these challenging yet opportune times. I pray we have ears to hear."

Rev. David R. Wells, M.A., D.D., general superintendent, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

The Author

  1. Wayman Ming Jr.

    Wayman Ming Jr.

    Dr. Wayman Ming Jr. ( is a speaker, author and presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Church of God, represented in nearly 70 nations around the globe. Dr. Ming has served on the faculty of Messenger College, was lead pastor of Joplin Family...

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