"Ray provides perceptive and thought-provoking insights. His years of serving others as a mentor, counselor and pastor empower him to provide Spirit-led words of encouragement. I would highly recommend this book to all who want to be strengthened in their daily walk with Christ and are open to being challenged to move out of their personal comfort zone." Frank Smith -M.S. in counseling and M.S. in business administration from Butler University -Executive Director of "Lifetools" -Ordained minister in the Assemblies of God "Ray Balogh, with his years of ministry experience, puts together a very straightforward manual for the person who needs first steps in their walk with Christ, and for the believer who has spent his or her life trying to walk in step with our Lord. Ray's life experiences come through clearly to help guide the reader as he or she strives to walk close to Jesus every day. Thanks, friend; I am encouraged to stay close and use the tools I have that our Lord has provided in His word." Larry Fletcher -B.A. in Bible at Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri -Lead Pastor of Lifeway Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio -Executive Presbyter for the Ohio Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God "Ray Balogh's book invites you to come and spend time with Christ. His conversational approach, effective use of Scripture and practical steps make it a must-read for new believers and for those wanting to strengthen and deepen their walk with Christ. Ray moves you through how to begin devotions to deepening your devotional life in much the same way a trainer encourages a person to reach higher and dig deeper as their strength increases. As a pastor's wife, teacher and mother, I find this book to be an excellent tool to encourage people to learn the who, what, why, where, when and how of an effective devotional life. The concepts in this book will help combat Biblical illiteracy and will equip believers to know Christ through His word." Jennifer Sowersby -B.S. in elementary education from Southeastern University -Pastor's wife and mother of four -Elementary school teacher "Reverend Balogh has accomplished setting before us a handbook for guidance in our personal walk with God that is both challenging and informative. It is meaningful for persons of any level of maturity who desire even more intimacy with our Creator." Dr. Bruce L. Motter, D.D.S.