Friday, March 31

The Pursuit of God: A Book Review

The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer

I told you that I was on a Tozer kick! This book has been called one of the all time most inspirational books by a panel of Christian magazine writers. In my years at a Christian high school and then college, I was surprised that I never had a Tozer book assigned as required reading.

In this book, Tozer brings the mystics to bear on modern spirituality, grieving the hustle and bustle and calling for a slow, steady gaze upon God. With his typical prophetic vigor and flowing prose, Tozer urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so that we can know God's presence. He seeks to remind us that a life apart from God is actually no life at all.

Despite being originally published in 1948, I found this book to be SO VERY relevant in my life today...well, except for some of the old-time-y wording :) It took me a while to get through this book because I had to get used to the language of the 40's. We talk in such a simplified way in our current culture, and I don't think we're better off for it.

All that to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It stretched my thinking and made me even more excited to read some of Tozers' others works. (Also, I'm really digging the re-printed and modern covers to his books by Moody Publishers!)

Disclaimer: This book was provided to me free of charge by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Also, affiliate links used. This means that if you purchase a book via the Amazon links, I'll receive a small percentage. Thank you for supporting my blog!

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