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This Housemartin Classics edition includes the full original text as well as an easy to use interactive table of contents.

Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty--and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! Who could imagine David writing the twenty-third Psalm on South Halsted Street, or a medieval mystic ...

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The Pursuit of God

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Overview

This Housemartin Classics edition includes the full original text as well as an easy to use interactive table of contents.

Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty--and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! Who could imagine David writing the twenty-third Psalm on South Halsted Street, or a medieval mystic finding inspiration in a small study on the second floor of a frame house on the vast, flat checkerboard of endless streets - Where cross the crowded ways of life - Where sound the cries of race and clan, In haunts of wretchedness and need, On shadowed threshold dark with fears, And paths where hide the lures of greed... But even as Dr. Frank Mason North, of New York, says in his immortal poem, so Mr. Tozer says in this book: 'Above the noise of selfish strife we hear Thy voice, O Son of Man.' My acquaintance with the author is limited to brief visits and loving fellowship in his church. There I discovered a self-made scholar, an omnivorous reader with a remarkable library of theological and devotional books, and one who seemed to burn the midnight oil in pursuit of God. His book is the result of long meditation and much prayer. It is not a collection of sermons. It does not deal with the pulpit and the pew but with the soul a thirst for God.

The chapters could be summarized in Moses' prayer, Show me thy glory,' or Paul's exclamation,O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!' It is theology not of the head but of the heart. There is deep insight, sobriety of style, and a catholicity of outlook that is refreshing. The author has few quotations but he knows the saints and mystics of the centuries--Augustine, Nicholas of Cusa, Thomas ý Kempis, von Hagel, Finney, Wesley and many more. The ten chapters are heart searching and the prayers at the close of each are for the closet, not pulpit. I felt the nearness of God while reading them. Here is a book for every pastor, missionary, and devoted Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace. Above all, it has the keynote of sincerity and humility.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781784011581
  • Publisher: Housemartin Classics
  • Publication date: 1/22/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Following Hard after God 13

2 The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing 21

3 Removing the Veil 31

4 Apprehending God 45

5 The Universal Presence 55

6 The Speaking Voice 65

7 The Gaze of the Soul 73

8 Restoring the Creator-Creature Relation 85

9 Meekness and Rest 93

10 The Sacrament of Living 101

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    If you're wondering if God can be personally known, this is a must! One chapter a day, easy to do. All that is required is an open & honest mind. You don't have to check your brain at the door.

    The title, "Pursuit of God", is misleading. It is actually God who pursues us while we search for Him! This book shares the fact that God is relational. He made us relational beings. God wants a relationship with us, but there are so many distractions and white noises around us that we must pursue Him by getting rid of the noises. Then we can hear Him and personally know Him. This book does not require you to turn your brain off. Rather it encourages you to use your intellect and your heart and explore how to enter into a relationship with God. This book is a must read for the sincere and guileless person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Need to Read

    Excellent book, Author truly had a wonderful relationship with the LORD.

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