For many people, God is an abstract figure who set the world running but is now largely absent from it. Even Christians can fall into this trap of thinking. Academics spend their time merely talking about God. Churches exist for their own fulfillment. When this happens, God seems far away.But in the Bible, God is not only center-stage; he is intimately involved with his people. Lanier Burns shows us that, at each stage of the unfolding story of God and his people, God's presence is never far away.The Explorations in Biblical Theology series seeks to attract believing readers to good theology and build them up in their faith. Reformed in orientation and biblical in theology, each book combines solid content and readability -- a valuable addition to the library any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.