“We live between two mighty events…”
Advent is as much about looking back as it is looking ahead—back to Christ’s incarnation, ahead to His return. From Heaven combines A. W. Tozer’s best reflections on these two themes to help us better appreciate the season of Advent. Each daily reading is paired with Scripture for meditation, drawing our attention to the rising light of Christ.
“I am struck with the wonder and the significance of the limitless meaning of these two words, He came. Within them the whole scope of divine mercy and redeeming love is outlined.” — A. W. Tozer
Chapter titles include:
- Christmas Reformation Long Overdue
- The Meaning of Christmas
- The Logic of the Incarnation
- Divine Love Incarnate
- God Manifest in the Flesh
- What the Advent Established
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About the Author
A.W. TOZER began his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's reader. Among his best-loved books are the classics The Pursuit of God and The Attributes of God.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My growing-up Christmases were heavy on Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Linus’s hushed tones filled me in on the true meaning of Christmas via our first colored t.v., but I wanted that story to take center stage for my own children. The celebration of Advent has been key for our family in spreading out the teaching, the excitement, the special family activities, and the wonder of the incarnation over the entire month of December. This year, for our daily Advent devotional, we are gathering around From Heaven, a 28-Day Advent collection compiled from the sermons, books, and editorials of beloved 20th century pastor and writer, A.W. Tozer. As we light the candles and sing the carols, we will be savoring the familiar story against the backdrop of Tozer’s unique insights: On the Incarnation “Nobody has ever seen God, but when Jesus Christ came He showed us what God is like.” “The Word became flesh . . .What we have here is one of the darkest mysteries of human thought: How the Deity could cross the wide yawning gulf that separates what is God from what is not God.” On the Meaning of Christmas “It does seem strange that so many persons become excited about Christmas and so few stop to inquire into its meaning, but I suppose this odd phenomenon is quite in harmony with our unfortunate human habit of magnifying trivialities and ignoring matters of greatest import.” On the Gospel “If the tender yearning is gone from the advent hope today there must be a reason for it: [we] emphasize the utility of the cross rather than the beauty of the One who died on it. . . What He did for me seems to be more important than what He is to me.” On Jesus’ Mission “It could have been very easy for God to have loved us and never told us. God could have been merciful toward us and never revealed it. . . . The eternal Son came to tell us what the silence never told us. He came t tell us that God cares and God loves and God has a plan and God’s carrying out that plan.” On Christ’s Second Advent “We live between two mighty events — that of His incarnation, death, and resurrection, and that of His ultimate appearing and the glorification of those He died to save. This is the interim time for the saints — but it is not a vacuum. He has given us much to do, and He asks for our faithfulness.” Blessings to you at the beginning of this season of advent as we celebrate Jesus’ coming to Earth From Heaven — and as we anticipate “the appearing of Jesus Christ: whom having not seen, we love; in whom, though now we see Him not, yet believing, we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory,” (I Peter 1:7,8). // This book was provided by Moody Publishers in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
As Christmas approaches, each year I look for an Advent book that will keep the "reason for the season" in perspective. One that will focus my mind on Christ, who He is and why He came. I feel like in the midst of all the chaos and materialism, that is important for me. I enjoy reading Tozer because I feel like He had a close relationship with God - one that spilled over into his life and words. This advent book is hardback small and pocket size. It would easily fit in your purse or glove box to read on the go as you sit in car pool lines or wait at a doctors office. I also love the beautiful cover. The verses inside are offset in purple -a royal color. It begins with "The lost Presence" in the garden because of their sin and follows with "The Fullness of Time" , when He comes again as the Word in flesh and dwells among us. Tozer goes on to share man's relationship with God and vise-versa. He shares the message of Christmas and the impact this event had on the lives of men. He encourages us to prepare our hearts not just for Christmas but ultimately for Christ's return. I guess in a sense you could say this advent book is not simply written with Christmas in mind, but also with the perspective that as we celebrate prepare to Celebrate His birthday, we also prepare our hearts for His second coming. I believe this is a collection of thoughts and sermons from his ministry. I am excited to have this little book to read through this year for Advent. It is divided into four weeks with 28 days, depending on how Christmas falls, it may be necessary to adjust the readings accordingly. I highly recommend this book provided to me free from the publisher. I was not required to review this book in a positive manner and all opinions are my own.