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.
Great book! Considered one of the classics! I really like this new edition put out by Moody Publishers. The cover design is really attractive and the book layout is really nice. As the title suggests this book is about the pursuit of God. It's about coming back to a place of stillness before God, valuing holiness and putting God first.
The Contents reads as:
1. Following hard after God
2. The blessedness of possessing nothing
3. Removing the veil
4. Apprehending God
5. The universal presence
6. The Speaking Voice
7. The Gaze of the soul
8. Restoring the creator-creature relation
9. Meekness and Rest
10. The sacrament of living
Here are some quotes I found inspiring to give you a taste.
"Believing, then, is directing the heart's attention to Jesus. It is lifting the mind to "Behold the Lamb of God" (John 1:29), and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives..." p94
"We owe him every honor that is in our power to give him" p 106
"The world of sense intrudes upon our attention day and night for the whole of our lifetime. It is clamorous, insistent and self demonstrating. It does not appeal to our faith, it is here, assauting our five senses, demanding to be accepted as real and final.... The visible becomes the enemy of the invisible, the temporal, of the eternal. That is the curse inherited by every member of Adam's tragic race" p61-62
This book is really a must read for every christian. It challenges, encourages and inspires us to seek God. To seek the depths, to go the extra mile to really know Him. I love it and I'd recommend it highly.
Wow, this book The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer is beyond good. Hard to put into words. This is the first book I have read of Tozer's, though I have heard of him prior to receiving this book to review from Moody. I have seen quotes of his floating around on the internet also, which always spoke to me. I read this book quickly, it was hard to stop reading. I have more highlights in this book then probably any book I have read, besides my Bible. What can I say about this book? Well I would highly recommend it as a read for anyone wanting to know God more, new in faith, searching, or have been saved for a long time. There is something in this book that will speak to you. Even though this book was published in 1948 it is still very relevant to today. Tozer's writing is deep, from experience, but with humility and down-to-earth understanding. His prayers at the end of each chapter are deep and very moving, I was saying Amen with him!