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  • Worship: The Reason We Were Created-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

Worship: The Reason We Were Created-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

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The best of A. W. Tozer, on one of his favorite subjects

Few subjects invigorated A. W. Tozer like the topic of worship. He saw it—like the church has traditionally—as the sole reason for which creation exists.

Worship: The Reason We Were Created features collections from the beloved spiritual writer on this important topic. The church's current worship is emaciated; its thoughts of God are too low. Here is a compilation to raise those thoughts high once more, and provoke the church to true, spiritual worship.

Topics include:

  • The act and object of worship
  • The Presence of God
  • Worship throughout the week
  • Feelings and emotion in worship
  • Man as a worshipping creature

If it's true that we are made to worship God, that it is the sole reason that we exist, that we are most alive when we live for His glory, then reading Worship is more than time well spent. It is time invested in the very foundation of your life.

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-9612-6
Publish Date: August 2017
Format: eBook

Reviews

  • Powerful

    Posted By: mattparks35 on 11/27/2017

    I never read Tozer without a pencil in hand. His words are often rich with godliness and drenched in wisdom. Drawing from previous writings and sermons as well as unpublished writings, this particular volume on worship is short yet powerful. Tozer has a way of communicating great truths about the majesty and glory of God is an understandable way. He also doesn't hold back any punches. At one point he points out that many churches are filled with spiritually immature children we never made it past first grade! But his insights into what it means to live a life of worship come from a man who has evidently spent time in the trenches of Christian warfare. Tozer writes, "No worship is wholly pleasing to God until there is nothing in me displeasing to God." He constantly calls the lukewarm Christian to worship God on every day of the week, not just Sunday. I am a worship pastor and picked up this book to further learn the relationship between corporate worship on Sundays and personal worship throughout the week. I have never come away from a Tozer book without conviction

  • There is a lifetime of reasons to worship God and this book helped remind me of this.

    Posted By: elena62286 on 11/2/2017

    One of Tozer's favorite subject to write and preach about was worship. Not merely the Sunday morning singing, but rather, a daily attitude of "astonished reverence, breathless adoration, awesome fascination, lofty admiration" of the character and work of God that "should be making every day of the week a holy day and every spot we tread holy ground." Tozer's essays repeatedly return to the gospel as he proclaims God is the only one worthy of our everyday worship: "He became meek because He was majesty. You deserve nothing but death, but He died that you might be called to Him. What a wonderful, gracious God He is." Tozer also teaches of God's receptive and unfailing love for His people: "God loves us more than He values the galaxies ... We please Him most, not by frantically trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing our ourselves into His arms with all our imperfections and believing that He understands everything -- and loves us still." WOW. That quote alone made the book a great read, but the numerous other words in this timeless collection have both challenged and inspired me to pray for my heart to truly worship God in a more fervent way. I want to be awed by His presence, by the life-sustaining words in the Bible, by the opportunity to communicate with Him through prayer, and by His guidance and comfort of His Spirit. There is a lifetime of reasons to worship God and this book helped remind me of this.

  • Highly Recommend

    Posted By: contemplativereflections on 10/31/2017

    I would highly recommend this book to all believers as the subject of worship is vitally important to the Christian life. Many of us approach worship as a joyless duty that we must do on Sundays as we continue to breed feelings of apathy and indifference. When we harbour such irreverent attitudes towards worship, we are being unfaithful to our call as Christians who have been saved by the boundless mercy, grace, and love, of God. Moreover, we are abdicating the precious privileges and blessings of worship made available through Christ who gave His life to bring us into God’s presence. Readers of this book will find Tozer’s encouragements and warnings invaluable in spurring us to worship God in awe, reverence, and joy.

  • The very best book to read to help you understand modern, contemporary worship

    Posted By: mwfischer on 10/31/2017

    I’m a little surprised when I think that I am about to suggest that perhaps the very best book to read to help you understand modern, contemporary worship in the second decade of the third millennium is a collection of writings by a man who died over a year before I was born.
    Aiden Wilson Tozer writes as a passionate pastor and his writing delivers words that smack us directly. He writes things like:

    "I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven."

    "…I would warn those who are cultured, quiet, self-possessed, poised and sophisticated that if they are embarrassed in church when some happy Christian says “Amen!” they may actually be in need of some spiritual enlightenment."

    "The great hospitals have grown out of the hearts of worshiping men. The mental institutions grew out of the hearts of worshiping and compassionate men and women. We should say, too, that wherever the church has come out of her lethargy rising from her sleep and into the tides of revival and spiritual renewal, always the worshipers were back of it."

    "Science is great, philosophy is greater, theology is greater still, and worship is greatest of all. For worship goes back of where science can go, back of where human thought can penetrate, back of all the wordings of theology, and back to the reality. And when the Christian gets on his knees, he is having a meeting at the summit. He can’t get beyond that."

    The wisdom and insight in this small, 134 page volume is significant. The book is full of inspiration and challenge and should make any believer reflect on their own heart before participating in worship, even though we so easily take it for granted. I encourage anyone to read and be challenged by A.W. Tozer as we strive to be worshipers who worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)

  • I really enjoyed this book.

    Posted By: Theological Jon on 10/31/2017

    What is the chief end of man? If you grew up reciting the Westminster Shorter Catechism you know the response. In fact, I’d venture to guess most Christians would be able to answer this first question, with a little variety in each answer of course. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

    In short, that is what Tozer’s book Worship is all about. Why do humans exist? We exist to worship God. Tozer loved the topic of worship. He wrote much on it, preached often on it, and it was his life message. Although he died in 1963, this compilation of various writings on worship by Tozer was published posthumously in 2017 and is just as relevant as if it were written this morning!

    Worship will challenge your presuppositions of what worship really is! Is it about the flashing lights, the fog machines, the stage, the bass guitarist, the electric guitar solo, or the amazing voice of the lead singer that makes worship worship? Tozer wrote, “God calls us to worship, but in many instances we are in entertainment, just running a poor second to the theaters.”

    So true worship isn’t about the show, but it is about the heart. “It is to show forth the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light. It is to reflect the glories of Christ ever shining upon us through the ministries of the Holy Spirit.” What a magnificent thing worship really is! That is what God meant for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He desired them to delight in Him! Sin stripped that delight away. Yet, with Christ, we are saved to worship.

    The reason you and I exist, Tozer argued, is for the sole purpose of worshiping God, which is possible to do because of the work of Jesus Christ. God has made worshippers out of rebels! There is only one way to worship him then. We must worship him his way!

    I really enjoyed this book. I believe it has the potential to change your thinking on the subject of worship and what it really is! I encourage anyone and everyone to read this book because you will learn that worship is what you were made to do.