Spiritual lethargy is one of the greatest dangers to confront a believer in his or her day-to-day walk with God. A. W. Tozer said, “There are only three directions from which danger comes to the Christian life. They are the world through which we journey, the god of this world and our own mortified flesh.” In this never-before-published book, the renowned teacher issues a clarion call for all Christians to awaken to the times in which we live and stand boldly against spiritual and moral slumber. Tozer’s focus is on those few believers who will heed the call to arouse themselves rise up in the face of the great temptation to malaise that is before us, believing that God always begins with one or two who hear and heed His voice, and refuse to become weary in their pursuit of Him.
|Publisher:||Gospel Light Publications|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
A.W. TOZER began his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of 17 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 believer. He authored more than 40 books, and The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics.
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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Every person who claims to be a Christian needs to read this book
For not having graduated from any seminary and being taught by the Holy Spirit with the Bible open in front of him, A.W. Tozer has been called a prophet by many people. It is this humble education and willing spirit that has allowed Tozer to call the church to rise above being ordinary to become the transformative force it can be. In this short tome, Tozer outlines not only the dangers facing the evangelical church, but also the challenges facing it. Not being content with just identifying a problem, Tozer goes on to show the way to overcoming spiritual lethargy in the church. Though a multitude of examples, he tries to exhort the church to look to God only and not settle for something less. The words coming from his pen are not harsh or condescending, but born of a spirit in tune with God and heartbroken at the prospect of seeing the church washed up on the shores of irrelevance. He decries "observers" and "spectators" of current churches and calls them to be active members of worship. He even raises the bar include "anticipatory" prayer - praying before the Lord in advance of any situations that may arise. He cites the example of Jesus in the Garden, praying in advance of his torture and crucifixion for the strength and energy to carry out His Father's will. He is not content with ritual; he even suggests reading your Bible at breaks or lunch and praying where you can so that you can stay connected with God. In this, Tozer provides practical advice that makes being a more relevant Christian into a series of easy to achieve steps rather than climbing of a mountain. BOTTOM LINE: If you feel your spiritual life has plateaued or if you desire more from your Christian walk, this is the book for you.