The word faith is common these days, but placing one's faith in God is a weighty action, uncommonly fraught with consequence and, by His design, inconvenience. Faith in God is reassuring and comforting only insofar as believers trust Himand that depth of trust is the mark of a mature Christian who has allowed faith to intrude on his life and shift his gaze away from his own aims, needs, and desires. This is nothing if not a painful and disturbing process.
A Disruptive Faith is A.W. Tozer's never-before-published teaching on what he termed "faith that perturbs"faith that contradicts the unbelieving man and threatens the complacency of the Christian. The renowned pastor and teacher insists in these pages that genuine faith breeds dissatisfaction with this life, by God's design; it weans us from this temporary life and prepares us for the life to come. Readers will learn to be content with this faith-inspired discontent and to experience a fresh hope for eternity with God.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 10 Years|
About the Author
A.W. Tozer embarked upon a lifelong pursuit of God at the age of 17 after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. He was a self-taught pastor, writer, and editor whose powerful messages continue to grip the hearts and stir the souls of today's believers. He penned more than 45 books, including the classics The Pursuit of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, and The Purpose of Man.
James L. Snyder is the pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida. He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A.W. Tozer and has written a number of books and essays in Christian periodicals about Tozer. Snyder has a weekly radio ministry and writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column.
Table of Contents
1 The Genesis of Our Christian Faith 9
2 The Confirmation of Our Faith 23
3 Faith Beholds the Face of God 37
4 Our Faith Rests in His Labors 53
5 Faith Leads Toward Spiritual Perfection 63
6 Faith Rises Above the Twists and Turns of Life 75
7 Faithful in Truth and Love 89
8 Faith Is a Journey for the Heart 101
9 The Unsettling Nature of Faith 113
10 Faith Produces Spiritual Heroes 123
11 The Challenge to Our Faith 135
12 What to Do When Faith Flags 149
13 The Ultimate Goal of Our Faith 161
14 The Holy Nature of Our Faith 171
15 The Hidden Life of Faith 181