My acquaintance with the author is limited to brief visits and loving fellowship in his church. There I discovered a self-made scholar, an omnivorous reader with a remarkable library of theological and devotional books, and one who seemed to burn the midnight oil in pursuit of God. His book is the result of long meditation and much prayer. It is not a collection of sermons. It does not deal with the pulpit and the pew but with the soul athirst for God. The chapters could be summarized in Moses' prayer, "Show me thy glory," ...
My acquaintance with the author is limited to brief visits and loving fellowship in his church. There I discovered a self-made scholar, an omnivorous reader with a remarkable library of theological and devotional books, and one who seemed to burn the midnight oil in pursuit of God. His book is the result of long meditation and much prayer. It is not a collection of sermons. It does not deal with the pulpit and the pew but with the soul athirst for God. The chapters could be summarized in Moses' prayer, "Show me thy glory," or Paul's exclamation, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!" It is theology not of the head but of the heart.
Tozer is one of those servants of God who continues to point people to Him,more than 50 years after his life on earth ended. His writings are very easy to understand - a real help and encouragement to never stop seeking God. He never let anything interfere with his walk with his God, according to the forward - and that was demonstrated throughout the book. He learned in the "school of practical experience" - his teachers being the Holy Spirit and good books (mostly by evangelical mystics.)
Living in the constant presence of God is a privilege open to every single child of God - our part is to yield to God and trust Him. We must give ourselves to Christ to become more fully alive and capable of the sharpest sight and the most sensitive hearing - seeing God before us and with us everywhere and always.
"If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face."
I encourage everyone to discover Tozer's writings as a tool for a deeper walk with God.
Jan 21, 2016
A Christian classic!
The Pursuit of God, a Christian classic, is a deep look into how a spiritually enriched life can blossom if we each, individually, decide to follow God's call.
"We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.... and all the time we are pursuing Him we are already in His hand." (The Pursuit of God)
Written in 1948 by American preacher A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), it's amazing to see how many points that Tozer brought across of his own time period that parallel, and perhaps have even intensified, in our modern times. One thought that stood out to me, for an example, is that believers not associated with work in ministry have sometimes quit pursuing Christ because they think they are in a happy place in their relationship with Him.
"We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him." (The Pursuit of God)
The author covers many topics throughout the ten chapters, such as:
* Complacency in faith
* Carrying the burden of artificiality
* Wrongly dividing the unseen and the physical into two different worlds
* Worries of the church drifting into a secular attitude
* Overall spiritual development
"Faith is a redirecting of our sight, a getting out of the focus of our own vision and getting God into focus."
Many truths are found within the pages of The Pursuit of God. I definitely recommend it for Christian readers, as the book contains many good points to think about, concerning spiritual life. I personally enjoyed The Pursuit of God and A. W. Tozer's writing. I now look forward to reading more of his works one day.
If you're interested in reading this book too, you may find it handy to locate a free e-book version of it available through Project Gutenberg, Librivox, Amazon Kindle, or from many other resources.
Apr 13, 2015
This book is a must for every one who wants to walk with the Lord. I love the prayers at the end of each chapter, and have made them my own. Tozer does not mince words. He is very direct in helping his readers achieve oneness with the Lord.
May 13, 2010
Pursuit of God
This book is very in depth and pulls into truths seldom explored. If your not looking for the run of the mill book, you will find this book satisfying and thought provoking. I recommend you pray before and after daily reading
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