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About the Author

A.W. TOZER began his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's reader. Among his best-loved books are the classics The Pursuit of God and The Attributes of God.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wingspread; New Edition edition (August 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600660177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600660177
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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His style of writing and the depth in his words is great!
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I have yet to finish this book but already it has been behooving to read.
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A.W. Tozer, The Root of the Righteous I am SO glad I bought this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ian Acheson on January 1, 2011
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This is the second of a 10 book series of Tozer's best-loved works, the first being what I understand to be his most loved work: The Pursuit of God, which if you haven't read, do so, and repeatedly.

I love Tozer's heart for God. He makes so much sense about a right relationship with our Maker. This small book (143 pages in my version) is a series of 46 two to three page essays, covering a variety of topics including: "The Great God Entertainment", "The Cross is a Radical Thing", and my two particular favourites: "The Whole Life must Pray" and "We must Die if we would Live."

Each essay is to the point, usually quotes Scripture, and challenges the reader to spend more time with God and less time on themselves. As the back cover of my particular edition states:

"Progress in the Christian Life is exactly equal to the growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in personal experience. And such experience requires a whole life devoted to it and plenty of time spent at the holy task of cultivating God. God can be known satisfactorily only as we devote time to Him."

In our too busy lives, we can give God fleeting moments, when He desires to walk with us all day every day. This series of essays challenges us to seek Him more and more so that we can enjoy the wonderful fruits of an intimate relationship.

Another beauty from Tozer. Now to the third instalment.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dan Panetti VINE VOICE on April 29, 2010
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Most Christians tend to look for the fruit as evidence of a transformed life - Tozer reminds the reader that the root of righteousness produces fruit. Regardless of whether you can see the evidence of a life rooted in Christ, the goal of the Christian life is not solely the outward expression, but rather the inward transformation. This book was a surprisingly wonderful and challenging read. I really enjoyed how the chapters are broken down into 2 or 3 page selections making up 46 chapters for this book. Quick and easy to digest biblical wisdom - great book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daren Fomin on April 12, 2011
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I have yet to finish this book but already it has been behooving to read. Tozer points to the root of our interaction with the Lord being more important than the preoccupation with our egocentric "fruit-bearing." Do not get me wrong, Jesus commands us to bear much fruit and so prove to be His disciples, may God strengthen you (and me!) to do just that; however, there is no everlasting fruit from a branch not on the Vine. This is Tozer's point: fruit will blossom from the Christian who is constantly growing His roots deeper into Christ. His many essays in this book explore the facets of the life lived in constant communion and seeking after God. The essays make this book very readable for those who, like myself, can only afford to read in short breaks every now and then.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Floyd on December 26, 2007
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Very challenging book for the church today! He talks about issues that are very convicting and challenging to lukewarm Christians.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richo on February 1, 2011
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Simply awesome book and must have next to the Bible. I'm such a blessed person to get a chance to read Mr. Tozer's book I'm looking forward to see Mr. Tozer in Heaven with other great God's people. In page 5 Mr. Tozer wrote " A tree can weather almost any storm if its root is sound, but when the fig tree which our Lord cursed " dried up from the roots" it immediately "withered away"( Mark 11:20,21). A church that is soundly rooted cannot be destroyed, but nothing can save a church whose root is dried up. No stimulation, no advertising campaigns, no gifts of money and no beautiful edifice can bring back life to the rootless tree."
" A MAN SHALL NOT BE ESTABLISHED BY WICKEDNESS: BUT THE ROOT OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT BE MOVED" Proverb 12:3
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If your Faith needs a boost, here's your booster-shot. For example:

Pseudo faith always arranges a way out to serve in case God fails it. Real faith knows only one way and gladly allows itself to be stripped of any second way or makeshift substitutes. For true faith, it is either God or total collapse. And not since Adam first stood up on the earth has God failed a single man or woman who trusted Him.

A.W. Tozer, The Root of the Righteous

I am SO glad I bought this book.
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Tozer's way of thinking makes me see the world in a different light. His style of writing and the depth in his words is great! Though there is depth, he also keeps it simple. On one page, he can say what others take five pages to say. This book in particular shows the simplicity of what a lot of our generation of Christians are dealing with and how it came to be. I was greatly delighted in getting down to the root of things in this book! :)
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By Erika on April 29, 2014
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I was so looking forward to reading this book excited to learn how to be rooted deep in Christ. Unfortunately there was too much concentration on the failure of the church and not enough of how to be rooted positively. f there had been more of the positive then it would lead to growth in Christ. But then this is just one persons opinion.
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