His premise is that we are not just to be in relationship with God, we are to go beyond that and be in union with God. Hickman explained ~
That's what Hickman is writing about. It's about how we, the Christ-follower can move beyond the term and feeling of being in relationship with Christ, to being IN union with Christ. To have Christ in me and me in Christ.To be "in" someone and have that someone "in" us isn't just close, it's closer than close --- it's to be in "union" or "Oneness" with that person.
As I read he used terms I greatly appreciated. I liked his use of the word perichoresis, which I've used many times before. His chapter on the church was excellent, as well.
Overall, this is a challenging book. But it was well worth the challenge. I would recommend this book for those who want to go deeper in their "union" with Christ!
I received this book from Tyndale Press in exchange for an open and honest review.