There is so much to think about and process here that I think using a chapter at a time in devotional reading is the perfect way to digest it! A preacher at heart, he found his greatest joy in practicing the presence of God. A very plausible book which insist Christians to discern the enumerate tactics of satan and not to get struck in his uncharted labyrinth. Every Christian must make his brisk walk in good spirit to wrestle with the powers of the world just to guard himself. The structure and style of the book, however, is what ruined it in my mind. The book, a new record of Tozer's prophetic messages, deals with the dangers facing the evangelical church, the challenges and how to overcome these challenges. First, the stage for the book was set by an introduction written by a guy names James L.
W Tozer, not in book form, James L. A must read for the serious Christian! A Call for Every Christian to Move from Shallow Living to Deep Faith. Not being content with just identifying a prob For not having graduated from any seminary and being taught by the Holy Spirit with the Bible open in front of him, A. Tozer's love for the lost and dying and his concern for the complacent and comfortable Christian are evident and convicting in every book that has been penned in his hand. Born into poverty in we Aiden Wilson Tozer was an American evangelical pastor, speaker, writer, and editor.
They will also see the importance of remaining awake in the face of constant temptation and distraction. Tozer's love for the lost and dying and his concern for the complacent and comfortable Christian are evident and convicting in every book that has been penned in his hand. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate this effect that Tozer's words always seem to have on me! I didn't enjoy this book as much as Tozer's others. 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. What makes it different than authors of today, is the clarity and authority of the word. And this is certainly not the only case of misleading or nonsensical language in the book.
He urges Christians to be aware of the times in which they live and to recognize how attempting to live a life for God on autopilot will actually undermine their faith. We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. And this is certainly not the only case of misleading or nonsensical language in the book. It is as if you can hear a calm yet powerfully commanding voice behind a pulpit speaking to the congregation with a fierce and loving determination for the truth to be brought to light. Tozer's penned words are so powerful the resonate deeply in the heart. I often find myself amazed by the way his statements, written some fifty-odd years ago, are always eerily relevant to our church in today's world.
Once the Spirit enters the core of the believer's heart and establishes residence there, man becomes a true child of God. Read it if you want to be challenged. Tozer has a way of simply identifying the errors and issues with the church and ourselves and then bringing clarity and correction. This classic is sure to deepen your understanding and comprehension of God. It is as if you can hear a calm yet powerfully commanding voice behind a pulpit speaking to the congregation with a fierce and loving determination for the truth to be brought to light. Any Christian worth his salt will find something to do in the kingdom of God.
The message is fearless and often radical as he expounds on the disparity between the New Testament church and the church today. Tozer has a very strong and much needed message for the church today. I whole-heartedly believe that this was a read I needed in this season of my life. Learn to be detached from earthly possessions, break the grip of keeping up with the Joneses. Absolutely a great read and a challenge issued from a man who walk his faith and has stood against the flow of popular opinion. Tozer warns against the easy slide into lukewarm faith, and exhorts believers to keep pursuing God's will and presence in their daily lives.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For me personally, this book came at a time when I was awakening from my slumber. But the applications Tozer made all seemed more to do with d0- and don't-list kinds of Christianity read your Bible, pray, avoid worldly entertainment and less so with matters of the heart Love God, walk humbly, show mercy. Why Revival Tarries contains the heart of his message. The holy spirit brings a spirit of repentance not social reform. 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. Today we face the consequences of yesterday's choices.
Tozer was a man of remarkable knowledge, an avid reader of Christians and philosophers from throughout the ages. As a Christian for about 35 years or more, this book provided fresh insight into many different areas, many of which I assumed that I understood quite well. He urges Christians to be aware of the times in which they live and to recognize how attempting to live a life for God on autopilot will actually undermine their faith. The church is called to be set apart and not compatible with the culture. This study has proven to be prophectic.
Tozer, on the other hand, knew exactly what it meant to disciple and to be discipled. The goal of this book is noble: to shake the nominal Christian out of their spiritual lethargy. Discover the spiritual awakening and change the Holy Spirit can bring to your life as you surrender completely to God and walk in a deeper faith! 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. For me personally, this book came at a time when I was awakening from my slumber. Tozer has a very strong and much needed message for the church today.
In this short tome, Tozer outlines not only the dangers facing the evangelical church, but also the challenges facing it. Thanks to Regal for this review copy! Tozer authored more than 40 books, at least two of which are considered classics: The Pursuit of God and Knowledge of the Holy , a tremendous accomplishment for a man who never received a formal theological education. In this short tome, Tozer outlines not only the dangers facing the evangelical church, but also the challenges facing it. The Counselor will help you cultivate sweet communion with God. As a teacher of the word, Tozer is more concerned not about how many people can come to Christ, but making Christ known thru his word.