The Pursuit of God [NOOK Book]

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According to Wikipedia: "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. 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." ...
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Overview

According to Wikipedia: "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. 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. In observing contemporary Christian living, he felt that the church was on a dangerous course toward compromising with "worldly" concerns. In 1950, Tozer received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wheaton College. It was May 1950, when Tozer was elected editor of the Alliance Weekly magazine, now called, Alliance Life, the official publication of the C&MA. From his first editorial, dated June 3, 1950, he wrote, "It will cost something to walk slow in the parade of the ages, while excited men of time rush about confusing motion with progress. But it will pay in the long run and the true Christian is not much interested in anything short of that." In 1952, he received an LL.D. degree from Houghton College.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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455415786
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 9/3/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 415,875
  • File size: 202 KB

Meet 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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Table of Contents


God Is Never Found Accidentally     1
The Glorious Pursuit     7
Discovering the Simplicity in Seeking God     13
Feature: Show Me Thy Face     18
The Tyranny of Things     19
Feature: Tozer-Thoughts on the Cross     22
The Joy of Possessing Nothing     25
The Way of Renunciation     33
Feature: Rules for Self-Discovery     37
Now the Journey Can Begin     39
Entering the Holy of Holies     45
The Wonder of God's Presence     51
Feature: Only to Sit and Think of God     58
Removing the Self-Life Veil     59
Feature: The Weed of Self     65
The Waiting God     67
The Reality of God     73
Feature: Faith ... A Form of Knowledge which Transcends the Intellect     79
The Unseen God     81
The Universal God     87
Feature: How to Enjoy the Presence of God     90
The All-Pervading God     91
Cultivating Spiritual Receptivity     97
Feature: True Spirituality     102
Pursuing God     103
God's Creative Voice     109
God's Inner Voice     115
Feature:The Power of Silence     122
God's Speaking Word     123
The Central Place of Faith     127
Feature: Tozer-Thoughts on Faith     131
Operational Faith     133
The Gaze of the Soul     141
A New Level of Spirituality     147
Feature: Thoughts from Tozer on     151
The Exaltation of God     155
God's Claim to Preeminence     163
Release from Inner Burdens     171
Feature: God's Call to Meekness     177
The Rest of Self-Forgetfulness     179
Unifying the Sacred and the Secular     185
The Sacredness of the Human Body     191
The Sacredness of Everyday Living     197
Sources Cited     205
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  • Posted August 9, 2010

    Good spiritual study aid

    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.

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  • Posted November 12, 2011

    Excellent Book

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    INCREDIBLE! For everyone, but not the week-kneed!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    Great

    I love reading A W. Tozer and this didn't disappoint!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2003

    wonderful reading...

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Tozers deep thoughts cherished.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Timeless

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Tozer is a pursuer

    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.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly recommended! A must read for those whose hearts are seeking more of God.

    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!

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    Posted October 8, 2012

    Yeah

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    Posted September 25, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Necessary

    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.

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