The Knowledge of the Holy [NOOK Book]

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“Teach us, O God, that nothing is necessary to Thee. Were anything necessary to Thee that thing would be the measure of Thine imperfection: and how could we worship one who is imperfect?”

The Knowledge of the Holy is a classic reflection on God’s attributes. Tozer begins each chapter with a prayer, and touches upon one of God’s attributes—from God’s inifinitude, power, to ...
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“Teach us, O God, that nothing is necessary to Thee. Were anything necessary to Thee that thing would be the measure of Thine imperfection: and how could we worship one who is imperfect?”

The Knowledge of the Holy is a classic reflection on God’s attributes. Tozer begins each chapter with a prayer, and touches upon one of God’s attributes—from God’s inifinitude, power, to knowledge. This devotional text has moved the hearts of Christians for over a century!

This electronic edition features an active table of contents.

The Knowledge of the Holy is part of The Fig Classic Series on Modern Theology. To view more books in our catalog, visit us at fig-books.com.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015327441
  • Publisher: Fig
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 34,266
  • File size: 505 KB

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

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    You get the true meaning of HOLY!

    This is a humbling book. I would consider it essential Christian reading to ground oneself in the concept of an all powerful, knowing God. I have the paperback but I am jumping on the "First ebook I ordered" with this so I can have it on me CONSTANTLY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Excellent God-inspired book!!!

    Highly recommended

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  • Posted July 22, 2014

    Highly recommended, not a self-help book.

    What a delight to read again this wonderful book. I was blessed to sit and pray over some of the most thoughtful comments on God's character and his love for me. It is a comfort to find in this temporal and unstable world, the eternal and the forever stable foundation on which I may build my life.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

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    One of the areas that Christians tend to not think enough about

    One of the areas that Christians tend to not think enough about is the absolute glory and greatness of Our God. I specifically said Christians with no such adjectives as “today” or “modern” because I think this has been a problem throughout history. In other words, unlike A. W. Tozer, in his book *The Knowledge of the Holy*, I don't think that the ancients had it so perfect and we only recently flubbed this up.

    Despite this and a few other minor quibbles, I was greatly edified by the above-titled book, and do recommend it. In his book, Tozer states from the outset that, since not everyone is able, due to education, time, etc., to read and understand the deeper studies in theology and Scriptural exegesis, he is going to pare down the concepts into a short, and easy to understand, volume.

    The format he uses is to begin each chapter by describing an attribute of God. He then uses that chapter to do two things. First off, he deals with explaining said attribute, and second, Tozer ties the concepts and chapters together by making clear that each of these attributes are constantly present in the Godhead. God is perfectly every single one of His attributes for eternity.

    Another theme of Tozer's is that not only does God deserve our praise, it is to our own good to praise Him. He doesn't need us or our praise. At least, He doesn't need us or our praise in the sense of the word *need* we normally understand. He only “needs” us because He chose to do so for our own good, so we could have the joy of serving and praising Him. In reality, He doesn’t need us, and His infinite love would be perfectly satisfied without us, if He chose. His love directed towards us (and any need that goes with us) is his *choice* and His gift to us. If you think of this, you can see the, as CS Lewis puts it in one of his works, “intolerable compliment” of His *choosing* to love and desire our best.

    Yet we repay the God of the Universe Who does this for us in what way? With disdain, a careless disregard, so forth. We do not give him the great glory He calls us to give Him, that He *DESERVES*, and that would be our greatest joy to give Him. We must remedy this, both to avoid sin and to experience the joy of God and growing in the knowledge of Him and His holiness.

    Despite some disagreements with Tozer, I agree with his message overall. The fact is that the Church (and thus individual Christians) are in a dark place of not trusting and loving God as we should. We must take God and the things of God more seriously, experience an increased awe of God, and begin to truly worship and praise Him. The only way for the Church to do this is to have the individual Christians that comprise the Church make a conscious choice to do this. Let us take up this necessary, worthy, right, and joyful challenge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    A.W. Tozer is one of those people I look forward to meeting in h

    A.W. Tozer is one of those people I look forward to meeting in heaven. Until I read this book, I had been thinking of God in the wrong way. It is absolutely eye opening and helps the believer think of God in a way worthy of God. Definitely a book I will read more than once.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Life Changing

    This book completely altered the way I view and worship God. Every Christian should read it. We must have an accurate view of God to love and woship Him aright. I'm already rereading it. I recommend it to everyone wanting a deeper understanding of our Holy God-which will result in a more intimate relationship with Him.

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