Monday, May 30, 2022

The Pursuit of God by Tozer



About the Book

Sometimes the voices that speak most clearly in the present are those that echo from the past. So it is in this Christian classic by the late pastor and evangelist A. W. Tozer.

Tozer brings the mystics to bear on modern spirituality, grieving the hustle and bustle and calling for a slow, steady gaze upon God. With prophetic vigor and flowing prose, he urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God’s presence. He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all. 

Tozer writes from his knees, a posture fit for presenting the character of God in all its demanding grandeur. "Arise, O sleeper!" is his word to us, and yet if we heed the call, we will see that to arise is not to stand, but to kneel before the God of heaven in humble contemplation. To pursue God is to know Him, and in our knowing be drawn in. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts


This is a challenging book to read. Anything by Tozer I have to read in small snippets. This isn't my favorite book by him but still very thought provoking. There was a section that I had to highlight that was my favorite part of this book. It says "promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice." (pg 51) Also, this chapter is talking about sins of the human spirit. "They are not something we do, they are something we are, and therein lies both their subtlety and their power. To be specific, the self-sins are self-righteousness, self-pity, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, self-love, and a host of others like them. They dwell too deep within us and are too much a part of our natures to come to our attention till the light of God is focused upon them. (pg 51)
I did like this book it just is a lot to digest and read.

Four Stars.

"I received this book from Moody Publishers for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."



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