The Knowledge of the Holy

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The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author A.W. Tozer illuminates God's attributes-from wisdom, to grace, to mercy-and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians.
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Overview

The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author A.W. Tozer illuminates God's attributes-from wisdom, to grace, to mercy-and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494812362
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/29/2013
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897 - May 12, 1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor.[1] For his work, he received two honorary doctorate degrees.
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Table of Contents


Author's Introduction     vii
Why We Must Think Rightly About God     1
God Incomprehensible     7
A Divine Attribute: Something True About God     14
The Holy Trinity     20
The Self-existence of God     29
The Self-sufficiency of God     38
The Eternity of God     45
God's Infinitude     51
The Immutability of God     58
The Divine Omniscience     65
The Wisdom of God     70
The Omnipotence of God     78
The Divine Transcendence     83
God's Omnipresence     89
The Faithfulness of God     94
The Goodness of God     99
The Justice of God     104
The Mercy of God     109
The Grace of God     113
The Love of God     118
The Holiness of God     126
The Sovereignty of God     133
The Open Secret     140
Source Notes     145
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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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