The Pursuit of God (Authentic Classics)
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ISBN/ASIN : 1850785953
Manufacturer : Authentic Lifestyle|
Release data : November, 2004
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For all to read. This is one of the most profound books I have ever read. I recomend it highly (along with other works by A.W. Tozer). If you are not familiar with the writings of A.W. Tozer, this book is the perfect place to start.
The five-tool book for Christians
In baseball, there are a lot of good players. The most valuable players, though, are those who have the "five tools"; hit for average, hit for power, speed, defense, and throwing arm.
Tozer's Pursuit of God could be viewed as the ultimate five-tool Christian book. It is simple, beautiful, truthful, thoughtful, and God-centered.
It is simple in that it is clear and easy reading, with fairly short chapters. While length isn't necessarily a major issue, clarity is. Tozer's book is remarkably clear in its thought and communication.
It is beautiful because Tozer's writing has a powerful affect on the emotions, drawing your heart and affections toward God. The reader finishes a chapter wondering how he could ever have been so foolish as to turn away from God. We need this sort of beautiful vision of who God is and what it means to serve him.
It is truthful because the theology is accurate and true to Scripture. Though Tozer writes in a way that you feel as you've never felt before, all his statements and truth claims come directly from his commitment to the authority of Scripture.
It is thoughtful because Tozer has clearly spent much time meditating on God's truth as revealed in the Bible. He truly is a, "modern-day prophet," speaking clearly to the world of the hope and joy of serving God. You will be amazed by his insight into the relationship between man and his creator.
It is, above all else, God-centered. It celebrates God, takes joy in God, and points to God as the source of all answers. Tozer recognizes that nothing has value without relating to and flowing from the Father. Any Christian book that does not ultimately point readers back to God as the source of truth and salvation is misguided and failing to live the gospel out correctly.
The Pursuit of God is easily one of the best books I've ever read, and it has challenged me in ways few other books have. I could not recommend it highly enough to you. May you too know the joy of realizing that we pursue God because he first pursued us.
Product took a little long to get here by comparison to other 4 books ordered but arrived in good condition