This book formerly titled The DIVINE CONQUEST, was written as a sequel to THE PURSUIT OF GOD. Admitting to having been forced by inward pressure and an unbearable burden to write it, Tozer's aim was to assure believers that if they want to know the power of Christ they must be invaded by God.
"This little book of the spiritual way has not been 'made' in any mechanical sense, it has been born out of inward necessity....The sight of the languishing church around me and the operations of a new spiritual power within me have set up a pressure impossible to resist." --A.W. Tozer
- Great Book
I like Christian biographies. I use them quite often as both inspiration and devotional. One of my favorite biographers is Lyle Dorsett. He was a professor at Wheaton College when I was there, although I never had a class with him. He writes biographies, not just as history, but for use by Christians as a learning tool. These are not hagiography (presenting the subject as perfect-saints) but real looks at real people.
I have read several of the books by Dorsett and when I saw one on A. W. Tozer last spring, I picked it up. I really knew nothing about Tozer before the biography (my review).
Soon after I read the biography of Tozer christianaudio.com had The Pursuit of God as a free audiobook. The book is brief, just under 100 pages in paper. But it is a full and rich look at the Christian life.
If you are serious about seeking after God, this book will give you both inspiration and real theological meat about how we can actively seek after God.
Tozer makes a distinction between salvation and pursuit. He believes we can be saved, but then do nothing to purse God after our salvation. He says we are given the power to pursue God by the Holy Spirit, but we have to respond to God get the benefit of the Holy Spirit's power. It is a very orthodox (small O) book, but shows where Christian culture and orthodoxy can sometimes differ. I am going to add it to my Read Again list. It is richer than what the audio really allows.
Because it is in the public domain, you can get a free electronic copy from Project Gutenberg or other site. There is only one Kindle version and it is $0.89. I went ahead and purchased it instead of the free copy for ease of use. But Project Gutenberg has several versions that will work on your Kindle (or Nook, or Sony Reader, etc.)
Grover Gardner narrated the audiobook. He is one of my favorite narrators. And because he has narrated so many theological books that I love, I think I have made him (or his voice) into the uber-Christian intellectual. He is Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, EM Bounds, AW Tozer, RC Sproul, and a host of others, all rolled into one. But he also narrates lots of fiction. I am also listening to a science fiction book right now he is narrating and it can be unintentionally funny to listen to one narrator reading several very different books at the same time.
- This Book is inspired. Tozer...
This Book is inspired. Tozer shares so much in this book. Listening many times is needed. Tozer rebukes keeping the Triune God out of Church services by conservative or liberal methodologies. The prophetic part is that he saw this before Church entertainment added its weight. This is one of the best Christian books that I have heard.
- The book it self is great....
The book it self is great. The narrator was a little to monatone for my tastes. Even though this book was written years ago -- it is still as relevant today -- at times you almost feel he just wrote it. If the narration was better I would have given it 5 stars.
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