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Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Pursuit of God: A Review

The Pursuit of GodThe Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Feeling humbled to write a review on a book written by such a man of deep faith as AW Tozer.  Nonetheless, I will do so in hopes of convincing some of you to take the plunge.  It's a short book 122 pages....the language is a tad archaic but by no means insurmountable. 

The thing that most struck me was the importance of keeping our gaze on the Lord no matter what we are doing at the time.  No act can be unholy if attempted while keeping our eyes on the FAther.  No place is more holy than another.  No conversation or task mundane if undertaken with our eyes on the face of God. While it sounds a bit intimidating to train ourselves to focus on two things at once, certainly we do so all the time.  Just as our stomachs growl and we are reminded constantly that we are hungry...yet we do not often have the leisure to go and eat immediately ...so we feel both our hunger and the importance of the task at hand.  This is indeed a holy habit worthy of developing.

Thus the "Gaze of the Soul" chapter impressed me maybe more powerfully than did some of the others  And the chapter entitled "Apprehending God" speaks of how we can experience God with every one of our faculties.  And it is the person who is deficient in faith who fails to intimately know the God whom they claim to worship.  Just as we know that the world in which we live is real: and we experience it with our senses...so too the maker of the world can be experienced through the experience of the world God created.  WE know him too by the words written in the Scriptures....we know him as an act of our faith.

I could write more...but Tozer says it so much better than I...pick up a copy --better yet download it...I think it is free at Amazon.





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