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The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine Hardcover – January 1, 2007
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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.
In each of these chapters the reader will gain greater clarity on how to pursue God and follow hard after Him. His illustration of the Old Testament tabernacle will relay how the interior journey of the soul goes from sin to God's presence. The many sins of "self" will need to be brought to the cross, he states before the veil of true communion can take place. "Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. We must confess, forsake, repudiate the self life and then reckon it crucified ".
As you discover how a defective faith can result in spiritual numbness, too will be the revelation of how obedience can give Inward revelation and acute perception, enabling us to experience God as one pure in heart. Programs and church attendance can still leave one inwardly bankrupt. Tozer exhorts us to get still to wait on God to hear him speak to our hearts. Accept His full Lordship and give forth complete submission. "We will acquire a new view point and mindset and a new power will begin to surprise us".
This book, quite frankly, will revolutionize your life if you determine wholeheartedly to be a "doer"and not just a "hearer". These are simple, yet profound principles upon which any believer can follow if they choose to do so. I give this book a five star rating for the quality content and to the point principles. Allow it to change your life forever.
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Tozer's words are as reflective and convicting today as when they were written! Beautiful integration of scriptures into the book and used to project themes.Published 13 hours ago by Aubrey Gold
What is lacking in American Christianity is the genuine pursuit of Christ. This book is a great primer for the Christian who has lost focus and wants to refocus on Christ.Published 15 hours ago by David Egesdal
Tozer is one of those servants of God who continues to point people to Him,more than 50 years after his life on earth ended. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennie wren
Still Reading this book but it sheds light on the road to seeking after GodPublished 2 days ago by Daffy
Hard to believe this classic hits on the issues of today but God's truth is eternal so it makes sense. Tozer is clear, concise and spot on with the path for pursuing God. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Christy E Baccala
From the 50's, AW Tozer has managed to capture and foretell the primary ailment of the anemic church culture of our day. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Joe
What a powerful book!!!! Thank you God for leading me to it! Highly recommend it!!!Published 6 days ago by Dana
This is a book you'll read one chapter at a time... there is a great deal of meat - - and there are no wasted words at all.
This book will impact you.
It was amazing and made so much sense!! It helped me go deeper in my Faith.Published 9 days ago by Petra Koenig