Tozer's bestseller, this book has been called "one of the all-time most inspirational books" by a panel of Christian magazine writers.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A. W. TOZER (18971963) began his lifelong pursuit of God after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio, at the age of seventeen. The self-taught theologian committed his life to the ministry of God's Word as a pastor, teacher, and writer. For his flowing prose, Spirit-filled words, and deep conviction, many have called him a modern-day prophet. He is the author of the beloved classic The Pursuit of God and dozens of other works.
For more information and for more of Tozer's writing, visit awtozer.org or follow Tozer on Twitter @TozerSpeaks.
When you read Tozer, you think it was written yesterday, it's rather interesting that these insights were over 40 years ago. Somehow the church has just continued to decline at times in areas that are most important. Tozer always keeps us focused on Gods word Gods will and Gods way. If every leader would read this book and keep the first things first I believe we would have a healthier church today. It has challenged me and caused me also to take time for repentance. Good book
Challenging devotional series that causes you to evaluate your own heart in relationship with your walk in Christ on a daily basis.
-Michael H Taylor