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A. W. Tozer (1897-1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor. For his work, he received two honorary doctorate degrees. Among the more than 40 books that he authored, at least two are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy. His books impress on the reader the possibility and necessity for a deeper relationship with God. Living a simple and non-materialistic lifestyle, he and his wife, Ada Cecelia Pfautz, never owned a car, preferring bus and train travel. Even after becoming a well-known Christian author, Tozer signed away much of his royalties to those who were in need. Tozer had seven children, six boys and one girl. He was buried in Ellet Cemetery, Akron, Ohio, with a simple epitaph marking his grave: "A. W. Tozer - A Man of God." Prayer was of vital personal importance for Tozer. His preaching as well as his writings were but extensions of his prayer life. He had the ability to make his listeners face themselves in the light of what God was saying to them. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Grover Gardner renders Tozers classic work of man in pursuit of the Divine with empathy and sensitivity. He speaks with certitude Tozers comments on mans search for spiritual maturity and his definition of that search as man seeking an intimate relationship with his Maker. However, Tozer believes modern Christians lack the spiritual receptivity to see God in the ordinary. Tozer reminds listeners that mans emptiness and restlessness themselves are from the Divine and that peace can only be found in Him. This is an excellent book for any Christian, whether a new believer or one with a mature relationship with God. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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For a book written in 1949, this man was ahead of his time, and what he wrote about is still relevant and applicable today. His writing sounds to me like that of a modern day prophet, who could see into the happenings of Christianity, to foretell and forth-tell what would be problems ahead of us, and warn us of the impending dangers if we do not get back onto the straight and narrow (Matt 7:13-14). As I read this book, I can relate it to Christianity today, the pitfalls and the dangers which Tozer had warned about more than half a century ago. There are many warnings that Tozer had put forth, and I will attempt to draw some of the lessons of Tozer to what is happening today.
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I also had a problem with the interpritation of the Abraham and Isaac story. Tozer charecterized the father son relationship as "perilous" and said that God had to save them from the "consequences of an uncleansed love." I have never seen any evidence of this in the scriptures. Was he making this up or did I miss something? Tozer goes on to respectfuly imagine that Abraham wrestled with his self-life in agony all night over wether or not to obey God or save his son from the alter. This may or may not have happened but God saw fit to leave it out of the scriptures if it did. Instead the passage focuses on Abraham's obedience and faith in God. Tozer also puts imagined words in God's mouth explaining the reason for the trial to Abraham, "I wanted to corect the perversoin that existed in your love." Huh??? I can't find anything that implys that in my bible.
Tozer respectfuly imagined a story to conveniently fit the point he was trying to make. I guess he wrote it on a train or something, in one sitting. It kind of reads like that. Its like one of my bad english essays that I write off the top of my head and fill with sweet smelling BS because I don't feel like doing the proper reserch.
This chilling, touching and penetrating page-turner will have you underlining until your pen runs out. So many profound insights, I had to check the date to believe that it was really written almost 50 years ago. If only the church has listened to Tozer more carefully, then we (as the Church) would be an entirely different place.
I guarantee you, this book will not let you down. If you like Brennan Manning, C.S. Lewis and Ken Gire...then you will love Tozer's fascinating THE PURSUIT OF GOD! I read it in one night it was so good. Read it. Breathe it. Live it. Amen. :)
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I bought twenty copies for our congregation, and included a lot of the material in our summer sermon series on Psalms.Published 5 months ago by John Haazen
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To see how a heart is so devoted to the Lord God Almighty, steadfast and sure to his God. I've often wondered , does this really happen to us. What an encouragement to others. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Margie MacKinnon
It revive my spirit and inspired me to experience. The love of God. The book installed in me a sound and strong awareness about the daily presence of God in my life. Read morePublished 13 months ago by kasa
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A timeless classic of the 20th C. from a writer who became more famous after he passed away
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Amazing book. I did not read it but study it!!! Highly recommending this book to learn how to live in the presence of God.Published 17 months ago by eva donais