The Pursuit of God
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According to Wikipedia: "Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 - May 12, 1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor. For his work, he received two honorary doctorate degrees. Hailing from a tiny farming community in western La Jose, Pennsylvania, his conversion was as a teenager in Akron, Ohio. While on his way home from work at a tire company, he overheard a street preacher say: "If you don't know how to be saved... just call on God." Upon returning home, he climbed into the attic and heeded the preacher’s advice. In 1919, five years after his conversion, and without formal theological training, Tozer accepted an offer to pastor his first church. This began 44 years of ministry, associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), a Protestant evangelical denomination; 33 of those years were served as a pastor in a number of churches. His first pastorate was in a small storefront church in Nutter Fort, West Virginia. Tozer also served as pastor for 30 years at Southside Alliance Church, in Chicago (1928 to 1959), and the final years of his life were spent as pastor of Avenue Road Church, in Toronto, Canada. In observing contemporary Christian living, he felt that the church was on a dangerous course toward compromising with "worldly" concerns. In 1950, Tozer received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wheaton College. It was May 1950, when Tozer was elected editor of the Alliance Weekly magazine, now called, Alliance Life, the official publication of the C&MA. From his first editorial, dated June 3, 1950, he wrote, "It will cost something to walk slow in the parade of the ages, while excited men of time rush about confusing motion with progress. But it will pay in the long run and the true Christian is not much interested in anything short of that." In 1952, he received an LL.D. degree from Houghton College.Among the more than 40 books that he authored, at least two are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy. His books impress on the reader the possibility and necessity for a deeper relationship with God."
Everyone has to read this book weather your a new Christian or not. It's so encouraging and it teaches the fundamental of Christianity. God bless the writer, publishers and all that were involved.
The Pursuit of God
This book has had a major effect on my life as a Believer. It came into my hands just at the time I wanted to know more about God and to go deeper into the life of faith. As I read it for the first time I could hardly believe what I was reading, the words resonated exactly with the desire to pursue God in a deeper, more real way. My paper copy is so highlighted I bought it again to have a fresh read. I have no hesitation in recommending it to everyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God.
The pursuit of God
Very easy read but challenging. Great in iBooks as you can make notes as you go along and then go back to amend/add to. Certainly a book where you can re-read the chapters as needed as they aren't dependent upon previous chapters. Lovely to have the prayer at the end of the chapter.