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ILLUSTRATED VERSION:

Contains 10 illustrations depicting key characters from the Bible including

* Mary
* Jesus Christ
* St. Peter
* St. Paul


OVERVIEW

Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 - May 12, 1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor. Hailing from a tiny farming community in western La Jose, Pennsylvania, his conversion was as a teenager in Akron, Ohio. While on his way home from work at a tire company, he overheard a street preacher say: "If you don't know how to be saved... just call on God." Upon returning home, he climbed into the attic and heeded the preacher’s advice.

In 1919, five years after his conversion, and without formal theological training, Tozer accepted an offer to pastor his first church. This began 44 years of ministry, associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), a Protestant evangelical denomination; 33 of those years were served as a pastor in a number of churches. His first pastorate was in a small storefront church in Nutter Fort, West Virginia. Tozer also served as pastor for 30 years at Southside Alliance Church, in Chicago (1928 to 1959), and the final years of his life were spent as pastor of Avenue Road Church, in Toronto, Canada.

Among the more than 40 books that he authored, at least two are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy. His books impress on the reader the possibility and necessity for a deeper relationship with God.
Living a simple and non-materialistic lifestyle, he and his wife, Ada Cecelia Pfautz, never owned a car, preferring bus and train travel.

Prayer was of vital personal importance for Tozer. "His preaching as well as his writings were but extensions of his prayer life," comments his biographer, James L. Snyder, in the book, In Pursuit of God: The Life Of A.W. Tozer. "He had the ability to make his listeners face themselves in the light of what God was saying to them," writes Snyder.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION
PREFACE
I FOLLOWING HARD AFTER GOD
II THE BLESSEDNESS OF POSSESSING NOTHING
III REMOVING THE VEIL
IV APPREHENDING GOD
V THE UNIVERSAL PRESENCE
VI THE SPEAKING VOICE
VII THE GAZE OF THE SOUL
VIII RESTORING THE CREATOR-CREATURE RELATION
IX MEEKNESS AND REST
X THE SACRAMENT OF LIVING


EXCERPT


Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.—I Cor. 10:31

One of the greatest hindrances to internal peace which the Christian encounters is the common habit of dividing our lives into two areas, the sacred and the secular. As these areas are conceived to exist apart from each other and to be morally and spiritually incompatible, and as we are compelled by the necessities of living to be always crossing back and forth from the one to the other, our inner lives tend to break up so that we live a divided instead of a unified life.

Our trouble springs from the fact that we who follow Christ inhabit at once two worlds, the spiritual and the natural. As children of Adam we live our lives on earth subject to the limitations of the flesh and the weaknesses and ills to which human nature is heir. Merely to live among men requires of us years of hard toil and much care and attention to the things of this world. In sharp contrast to this is our life in the Spirit. There we enjoy another and higher kind of life; we are children of God; we possess heavenly status and enjoy intimate fellowship with Christ.

This tends to divide our total life into two departments. We come unconsciously to recognize two sets of actions. The first are performed with a feeling of satisfaction and a firm assurance that they are pleasing to God. These are the sacred acts and they are usually thought to be prayer, Bible reading, hymn singing, church attendance and such other acts as spring directly from faith.


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From the Publisher

We are excited to be the new copyright owners of Tozer's classics. This new edition has been published with a beautiful new cover to reach a whole new generation of readers. Also available: God's Pursuit of Man, Tozer's profound prequel to The Pursuit of God.

From the Back Cover

The Pursuit of God is the enduring Christian classic written by renowned pastor and theologian A. W. Tozer. More than 65 years later, the words Tozer penned on a train from Illinois to Texas echo across the decades to resonate with power in the heart of anyone longing for a deeper experience with God. This devotional masterpiece is at once thought-provoking and spirit-enlivening, an invitation to think deeply about your faith even as you come alive to God's presence surrounding, sustaining and--yes--pursuing you. "This book is a modest attempt," Tozer wrote, "to aid God's hungry children so to find Him." If you are hungry, The Pursuit of God will lead you to the only One who can satisfy the soul.

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1604505869
  • Publisher: Christian Miracle Foundation Press (January 31, 2011)
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  • Language: English
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328 of 330 people found the following review helpful
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This book is probably the most spirit filled and guided work I've read in a long time. You can not help but hear the voice of God calling you to a deeper relationship with Him as you read this amazing classic. From begining to end each page is an impassioned plea for the reader to abandon "comfortable Christianity" in order to truly know God as He desires to be known. You can see right away that truly Mr. Tozer wrote this book on his knees. I found myself challenged to look at my own faith in Christ and what I should be doing with that faith in every chapter. Sometimes with weeping and confessing and always compelled to deep times of prayer and renewel in God's presence. The chapter entitled "The Blessedness of Possesing Nothing" should be required reading for anyone confessing Christ as their Lord. I was totally blown away and my life with Christ and my own pursuit of God has been forever enriched. I have read this book over and over and shared much of it with friends and family. If you are "stuck" in you walk with the Lord, let the Spirit of God use this book to shake you loose and move you onward and upward.
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170 of 176 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book Saturated with God's Presence! December 15, 1999
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is one of a few books I've read that, upon reading it, actually manifested God's presence. In line with the teaching of the book, God impressed upon me his love and his desire for a more intimate relationship. I broke into tears. Few books have had that impact. The chapter entitled "The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing" is a profound call to absolute simplicity and abandonment to God who owns everything you may think you "possess", including yourself! Surrender it all to God and see what miracles will be wrought for His glory. Let God possess you! For those who want other recommendations, try "The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith, "A Testament of Devotion" by Thomas Kelly, "Abandonment to Divine Providence" by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence and, for those who want to experience God's holiness in a powerful way, "The Holiness of God" by R.C. Sproul. - Brad Clark
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91 of 92 people found the following review helpful
By Mike
Format:Kindle Edition
Didn't realize that when they called this book a classic they really meant it. Many ideas and also clear direction to a more full walk with God (which, I think, is what we all really want). For the believer, God's "distance" is never the issue. It is only that we are to tune in to Him and the reassurance of His already immediate presence is known and felt by us. The idea of God's Throne in one's life (and there is room only for One on the throne at any time) is simplified. Yes, we want to walk with God. But remember it is He who reaches out to us before we can know Him in the first place. No wonder this book is so highly regarded.
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329 of 357 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this edition of the book. August 3, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Pursuit of God is a favorite book of mine, and I recently ordered two copies of this edition. It never occurred to me that anybody would publish such a poor quality edition of such a wonderful book. It is as though someone read the book out loud into a computer program and then never proofread the result. In the FIRST CHAPTER ALONE I counted at least NINETEEN errors...spelling, grammar, and margin alignment errors that were so glaring as to totally distract from the message of the book. This book was intended to give glory to God by bringing people to a deeper knowledge of Him, but this particular edition dishonors Him by its poor quality. I had ordered these books to be gifts, but I had to go back and order different editions from different vendors. I highly recommend that Amazon remove this edition from sale on their website.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIFE CHANGING! June 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
For years I listened to my Pastor & other theologians quote things from this book. Everything I ever heard from this man I wrote down because it was profound & usually very convicting to my heart & it drove me to the Word of God for further study...that is a good thing. So I finally decided to read this book for myself. It was the best decision I ever made for myself. I recommend this book to every Christian..it will transform your life if you listen to the Still Small Voice deep inside your heart. Blessings to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shekinah Glory of God July 6, 2004
I've been intimidated to review this book for a long time. Why? This book changed my life.
I grew up in a conservative Christian church, my father was a pastor, and I was studying for the ministry when I purchased this book as a gift for a good friend. I didn't want to give him a gift that would lead him astray, so I decided to read the first chapter.
What I found was nothing like what I had known. This was no dry, moldy, "scholarly" book--this was alive. The blessed truths that had been buried in my heart and mind beneath the drudgery of modern scholarship's debates over dating, authorship and sources came pouring forth in what I can only describe as "rivers of living water" (John 7:38). Through the Spirit-led power and insight of Tozer's writing I was awakened to the reality of the Almighty God and the nearness of His blessed Holy Spirit in an amazing way. The prayer he offers at the end of the first chapter (in which he borrows Moses' prayer from Exodus 33) left me in stunned awe before my Maker.
This book (as its author was) is annointed with the presence and power God. I would most highly recommend this book to any person--both those who thirst for more of God and those who know nothing of this deep soul-hunger. Tozer speaks with an authority and passion characteristic of one who has been in the very presence of God. Let the Spirit speak to you through this great saint as you embark upon Man's most noble effort--the Pursuit of God.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am sincerely praying the prayers at the end of each chapter and receiving confirmations that God is hearing me. Praise be to God!!!
Published 6 days ago by Jeanine K MIller
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great way to grow closer to God!
It is such a refreshing book because it looks at God with such an intense love and guides you there with him.
Published 7 days ago by Neal Creech
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A few christians have such a deep heart hunger for a deeper walk with God, but don't know how to attain it. If that is you,
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Amazing!!!! God really used this book to lead me though a tough time, where I actually just needed more of Him in a real way. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Eric Humphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless masterpiece!
I have read this wonderful book in the past, and upon rereading it now years later, it has lost nothing – reminding me afresh of what it means to be fully "sold out" to... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Rick L. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare gem among many theological books.
Easy to read and understand and yet deeply provoke believers to drill down into the bottom of their hearts and focus on the personal relationship with God! Read more
Published 1 month ago by John L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Since I read this book I feel that I found all the answer that I need for daily living style.It is the beginning of a new change in my ways. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sylvia Cruz
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly life changer.
A biblical book but yet full of reflective gems. A small book that condenses a life time of learning. A great prayer book filled with heart felt sprit-let prayers.
Published 1 month ago by michelle lin
5.0 out of 5 stars EYE AND MIND OPENING
I've searched for answers as to how and why things are going on in my life. I've found great answers in this book. Thank you Mr. Tozer for giving me what I needed.
Published 1 month ago by Kersten Mack
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Truth. Truth. Truth.

We need to get back to this. I really enjoyed this book a lot. But it now.
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The late Dr. A. W. Tozer was well known in evangelical circles both for his long and fruitful editorship of the Alliance Witness as well as his pastorate of one of the largest Alliance churches in the Chicago area. He came to be known as the Prophet of Today because of his penetrating books on the deeper spiritual life.

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I'm with you D.K., I bought this version because of the audiobook features. I am using mine on Kindle for iphone, does anyone know if that matters? I can't get the audio features to work.
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