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The Pursuit of God [With ATOC]
     

The Pursuit of God [With ATOC]

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by A. W. Tozer
 

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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


Overview

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


From Preface:
"In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct "interpretations" of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.

This is the only real harbinger of revival which I have been able to detect anywhere on the religious horizon. It may be the cloud the size of a man's hand for which a few saints here and there have been looking. It can result in a resurrection of life for many souls and a recapture of that radiant wonder which should accompany faith in Christ, that wonder which has all but fled the Church of God in our day.

But this hunger must be recognized by our religious leaders. Current evangelicalism has (to change the figure) laid the altar and divided the sacrifice into parts, but now seems satisfied to count the stones and rearrange the pieces with never a care that there is not a sign of fire upon the top of lofty Carmel. But God be thanked that there are a few who care. They are those who, while they love the altar and delight in the sacrifice, are yet unable to reconcile themselves to the continued absence of fire. They desire God above all. They are athirst to taste for themselves the "piercing sweetness" of the love of Christ about Whom all the holy prophets did write and the psalmists did sing.

There is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth correctly the principles of the doctrines of Christ, but too many of these seem satisfied to teach the fundamentals of the faith year after year, strangely unaware that there is in their ministry no manifest Presence, nor anything unusual in their personal lives. They minister constantly to believers who feel within their breasts a longing which their teaching simply does not satisfy.

I trust I speak in charity, but the lack in our pulpits is real. Milton's terrible sentence applies to our day as accurately as it did to his: "The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed." It is a solemn thing, and no small scandal in the Kingdom, to see God's children starving while actually seated at the Father's table. The truth of Wesley's words is established before our eyes: "Orthodoxy, or right opinion, is, at best, a very slender part of religion. Though right tempers cannot subsist without right opinions, yet right opinions may subsist without right tempers. There may be a right opinion of God without either love or one right temper toward Him. Satan is a proof of this.Thanks to our splendid Bible societies and to other effective agencies for the dissemination of the Word, there are today many millions of people who hold "right opinions," probably more than ever before in the history of the Church. Yet I wonder if there was ever a time when true spiritual worship was at a lower ebb. To great sections of the Church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the "program." This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us.

Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the Living God. Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of that term..."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013487789
Publisher:
Ladislav Deczi
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
202 KB

Meet the Author

Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 - May 12, 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.

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The Pursuit Of God 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 120 reviews.
BikerBabs More than 1 year ago
Tozer is relevant even today because he speaks the truth of God's word. "The Pursuit of God" is deep and thought provoking. It is worth a read. It isn't very long and if you break it up by reading one chapter a day you will find it a wonderful supplement to a daily devotional.
Schaffrs More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely incredible! One of the reasons it was so incredible is because it whooped my butt on several occasions! Just when you think you're doing "ok" or "good" you need to do a self-check - this book helped me do that, I look forward to reading it again and again.
LikestoRead46 More than 1 year ago
Tozer was most-known for this particular book, and I can see why. It was clear and easy to read and understand. He helped me to see ways to have a relationship with Christ, or improve the one I currently have. I ordered another of his books, and it is very good, also.
KSB-1 More than 1 year ago
A.W. Tozer still leaves his legacy years after he wrote this book. I first heard this book on audio through my library and the second chapter brought me to tears on what hinders me in my relationship with God. I feel like I uncovered new insights into how to relate to God and what in my heart gets in the way. I have purchased the ebook, a book for each member in our small group and a study guide to use as a leader. You will not regret purchasing this book. It is truly a life changer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know how I overlooked this classic for so much of my life, but I'm so glad I have it now as a resource on my Nook! Loved the language which, by being written decades ago, has a freshness when applied to today's working faith. Get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The depth of submission to Christ is outlined very well. Tozer takes the reader thoroughly through many steps explaining many arguments and issues in the Christian path to the heart of God.
pinkcoffee More than 1 year ago
I love reading A W. Tozer and this didn't disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has clear insight into what it takes for a person to follow closely and seriously after God. Tozer will tell the reader things that he/she needs to do in order to better follow God like he knows you personally. The things he writes about are amazingly simple yet profound, and most importantly, undeniably applicable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though much is very helpful for the Christian life, more than many larger volumes, the thoughtful will find things to pass over and things to come back to again and again. This should be in every Christian's library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your a follower who longs to deepen your relationship with Abba. The Holy Spirit is the only one that can guide you in that, but this book was unquestionably inspired by the Spirit as a tool for children of Light better understand the positioning of The Creator in our life. Recommended if your looking to challenge your faith.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great! Inspirational!
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First written in 1948, this book still has plenty to say to all of us willing to listen.
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