Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Book Review, Faith |

A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God is resonating with my soul and spirit; what he had to say in his 1948 classic is relevant today–is it possible to be more so than back in his day?

As I'm just beginning to devour the pages, I already want to share every word.  Which is highly convicting because, if I'm being honest, I don't devour God's word with the same appetite nor desire to share His word with such compulsion.  

I'd rather lie to you.  But I won't.  And I do wish that was my desire.  But it isn't.

Astonishingly, God is faithful when I am faithless and he's willing to use the words of man to teach, challenge and inspire me towards Him.  Yes, His word is sufficient and it's where I should be spending most of my time reading, but God will find a way to get my attention right where I am.

He's generous that way.  

Wisdom from the first chapter–

The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonder of His world; we Christians are in real danger of losing God amidst the wonders of His Word.  We have almost forgotten that God is a Person and, as such, can be cultivated as any person can.  It is inherent in personality to be able to know other personalities, but full knowledge of one personality by another cannot be achieved in one encounter.  It is only after long and loving mental intercourse that the full possibilities of both can be explored.

~ The Pursuit of God, p. 13


More to come….