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Closet Words ~ Review and Excerpt

Closet Words
by Kim Hilton

Closet Words is a collection of words that the author received during times of prayer.  The second half of the book is for study and reflection. The purpose of this book is to help others come to a closer more personal relationship with God.

Time of reflection and communion with God is a two way dialogue and Closet Words is an attempt to help fellow believers come to this relationship.

Closet Words comes from the author's own journal.  Each chapter is printed text and a copy of the page from which it was taken.  Each chapter has a corresponding study/reflection guide located at the back of the book so that a deeper understanding may be achieved.

I was provided a copy of this book in conjunction with this Pump Up Your Book tour and the opinions expressed are my own.

About the book:

Taken word for word as heard from God, Closet Words is a collection of powerful and penetrating words written down in the stillness of a prayer closet. Hearing from God for several years, Kim Hilton began writing down what she heard. Encouraging, uplifting, and challenging words with a clear message to His servants, Closet Words gives a renewal and refreshing word to the Christian believer.

Book excerpt:

Closet Words is a collection of words from God. What began as an earnest journey to seek God in prayer became a journey of God answering and speaking to me. Through a simple pen, God has spoken to me many times. Although it happened one time before, I consider an August morning in 2002, after I prayed the following prayer, to be when God began speaking to me.

My written prayer to God on the second day of a fast:

    Do I have the courage to seek you, God? Do I have the strength the prophets of old
    had? Do I have the wisdom of the kings of old? Do I have the power to rebuke like
    the apostles? I seek this courage, I seek this strength, I seek this power, I seek this
    wisdom! Fill this vessel, oh God, to overflowing. I desire you and only you. Help me to be
    blameless, to keep myself from sin. Help my heart to be full of love for others. Help my
    hands to serve others. Help my lips to teach of you. Help my mind to be filled with your
    wisdom. May I find every ounce of strength, every beat of my heart, every word of my
    mouth, every step of my walk…all come from you and only you.

After that August prayer I began regularly hearing from God while in my closet praying. I have kept a prayer journal for many years, and as the words flowed to me from God, I began writing them in my journal. Many were given to me while on my knees in the dark of my closet. Most were scribbled quickly to grasp each word and phrase. I’ve also been awakened in the night and reached for the pen beside my bed to scribble down words as God was speaking to me.

I have been seeking a deeper walk with God for many years. Like any Christian, I have journeyed with simple issues and I’ve struggled through tough problems. I have overcome, and I have failed. Throughout my walk as a Christian I have searched to get to the deepest level possible with God. This journal, these closet words from God, did not come easily. They are the product of years of yearning and earnestly seeking God through hours of fasting, tears, and prayer.

I have also given words from God to people. I’ve been asked, “Can you give me words from God?” and after praying, he has given me words that have impacted people’s lives. Many times I have been asked how I hear these words. I can only say, “When I hear God, I write. When he stops, I stop.”

The following words are written word for word as they were given to me. My earnest prayer is that these Closet Words can be a comfort to you.

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About the author:

Kim Hilton, MCC, PCC, has a master's degree in Christian counseling. Founder of Closet Words Ministries Foundation, Kim is a teacher on prayer and listening to God. An avid writer of several books, Closet Words was chosen as the first book to be published with the proceeds going to Closet Words Ministries Foundation. A sought-after speaker and Bible Study leader, Kim has spoken at both national and local events. She resides with her husband on a farm and enjoys spending time with their six grown children and grandchildren. For more information on Kim Hilton or her work, please visit:

Closet Words VBT Schedule
December 2
Interview at The Book Connection

December 3
Guest post at Paperback Writer

December 4
First chapter reveal at Read My First Chapter

December 5
Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner
Interview at Blogcritics

December 6
Interview at Pump Up Your Book

December 9
Guest post at Cheryl’s Christian Book Connection

December 10
Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

December 11
Interview at Beyond the Books

December 13
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

December 17
Video feature at If Books Could Talk

December 18
Interview at Broowaha

December 19
Book club discussion at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Book review at Create with Joy

December 20
Interview with Between the Covers

December 23
Book review at Cheryl’s Christian Book Connection
Book review at A Simple Life, Really?

December 24
Book review and first chapter reveal at Blooming with Books

December 26
Book tour highlights at My Devotional Thoughts