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Product Details

  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: W_L_C (September 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557427534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557427533
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897-1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor. For his work, he received two honorary doctorate degrees.

Customer Reviews

AW Tozer is a wonderful godly man and author.
Randy Leander
It is one of those books that needs to be read slowly, over time.
Chris McFadden
This book was easy to understand and very inspiring.
S. E. Regan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

333 of 362 people found the following review helpful By Amy T. Johnson on August 3, 2008
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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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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Keith Melton on May 26, 2008
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I love this classic by Tozer. In fact, I ordered this book to replace my well worn copy. Unfortunately, while reading the first chapter I encountered six typographical errors. These errors are the result of very shoddy editing.
For instance, on page 13, Thee is spelled TThee. On page 17 it's T Thee.
Also, one sentence on page 13 reads "That is the heavenly birth without which we cannon: see the Kingdom of God."
Page 16 reads "Lift up thine heart unto Gel..."
Very shoddy work by this publisher, trashing a great classic.
I highly recommend you purchase this wonderful work by A. W. Tozer, but buy it from a different publisher. I've already printed my return labels and will be sending this one back to Amazon. I'll reorder from a different publisher.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By M. Cline on October 24, 2008
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A classic book but a horrible edition. I have never seen so many proofing errors in my life. Not acceptable.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Erven on October 3, 2008
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The book is amazing and should be read by believers in Jesus, as well as people who "just go to church." This edition, however, is edited badly and unreadable at times. :( I've only gotten through the introduction.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By readingnow on December 28, 2010
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I recently ordered this book after reading Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy this summer. I was very excited to read this book, as it is another of Tozer's classics. HOWEVER, DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION OF THE BOOK. IT IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! THERE ARE SO MANY TYPOS THAT DISTRACT FROM TOZER'S WRITING. I regret buying this version, and I will probably buy a different version of the book. I am very surprised that this edition even went to print. AMAZON, PLEASE DO NOT SELL THIS FLAWED PRODUCT!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rachel R. Peteya on September 16, 2009
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The Pursuit of God = great, I am not critiquing the book itself.

This edition of the book = fail. I read it with a group of people and it turns out there are many typos and even missing sentences in this edition. I'm not sure it was even proofread. Get the book. Don't get this one.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By chain on March 14, 2012
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This is one of my favorite books, and I wanted to find an inexpensive copy to give to a friend who hadn't read it yet. But when THIS version (published by "W_L_C") showed up on my doorstep, I found it to be such a pathetic attempt at publishing that I would never give it away as a gift to anyone.
First of all: There are numerous spelling and typographical errors. I wish I would've read the other reviews here before I purchased this book - because I see now that other people have mentioned it too.

Also, there is at least one page where the printing (ink) was done so poorly that there were ENTIRE WORDS missing.

The little synopsis or back cover copy that tells briefly what the book is about (STANDARD on most published books) is completely missing. You know what's on the back cover? A numbered list of all the chapter titles. As in:
1. Following Hard after God
2. The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing
etc

And that's it! I wonder how someone could possibly put less effort into publishing a book?!

AND FINALLY: it's kind of hard to see on the thumbnail of the product image, but the graphic at the top of the cover is some kind of new-agey take on Leonardo's Vitruvian Man in blue light and it just really doesn't fit with the feel of the book itself. It is a really misplaced graphic, and that, along with all the other items of disappointment, make me wonder if whoever published this book HAS EVER ACTUALLY READ IT?! :/

Very sad. And it's such a great book too, I hate to see it disrespected this way.

PLEASE do not buy this version of the book. I hope Amazon removes it. Poorly done.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hannah-Col. 3:1-11 on March 17, 2011
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I'm only halfway through this book, but it's well worth the read. The first chapter alone is packed with so much goodness you have to camp out on each page just to soak it in. "To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love," p.12 It's not a very large book, but it's packed full of solid insight observations about God and His Word.
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