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The Life of A.W. Tozer: In Pursuit of God

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To understand theministry of A.W. Tozer, it is important to knowwho hewas, including his relationship withGod. In The Life of A.W. Tozer, James Snyder lets us in on the life and times of a deep thinkerwhowas not afraid to “tell it like it is” and never compromised his beliefs. A.W. Tozer’s spiritual legacy continues today as his writings challenge readers to a deeper relationship and worship of God in reverence and adoration.Here is Tozer’s life story, fromboyhood to his conversion at the age of 17, to his years ...

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Overview

To understand theministry of A.W. Tozer, it is important to knowwho hewas, including his relationship withGod. In The Life of A.W. Tozer, James Snyder lets us in on the life and times of a deep thinkerwhowas not afraid to “tell it like it is” and never compromised his beliefs. A.W. Tozer’s spiritual legacy continues today as his writings challenge readers to a deeper relationship and worship of God in reverence and adoration.Here is Tozer’s life story, fromboyhood to his conversion at the age of 17, to his years of pastoring and writingmore than 40 books (at least two of which are regarded as Christian classics and continue to appear on bestseller lists today). Examining Tozer’s life will allow you to learn froma prophetwho hadmuch to say against the compromises he observed in contemporary Christian living and the hope he found in his incredible God.   The Life of A.W. Tozer gives a behind-the-scenes look at theman and hismessage.We see God at work with a hammer and chisel to shape Tozer’s life into a vessel capable of influencing all who desire to walk with God. No single author has influenced me personallymore than A.W. Tozer. Gary M. Benedict  President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830746941
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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JAMES L. SNYDER is the pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church (1973 to present). He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A. W. Tozer, and has written a number of books as well as numerous essays in Christian periodicals about Tozer. He has a weekly radio ministry, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column carried by 35 newspapers, as well as over a dozen monthly magazines, both online and print.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Gary M. Benedict 5

Foreword Leonard Ravenhill 6

Introduction 7

1 Just Tozer 13

2 To Be Born Right 21

3 The Tozertown Farm 25

Personal Glimpses: Childhood 35

4 The Pursuit Begins 39

5 Tozer Begins to Preach 53

6 Indianapolis-Apprenticeship in Earnest 65

7 A Reluctant Candidate 75

Personal Glimpses: The Personal Side 81

8 Chicago 87

9 Preacher 99

10 Writer 119

Personal Glimpses: Advice 129

11 Editor 131

12 A Man of Prayer 141

Personal Glimpses: Preaching 151

13 Mystic and Prophet 153

14 Poetry and the Poets 161

15 Family Man 173

Personal Glimpses: Council 189

16 The Pearls and Perils of Christian Humor-Tozer Style 191

17 Toronto 205

Personal Glimpses: Effective Ministry 213

18 The Goal 215

Appendix 220

Bibliography 222

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