Tuesday, February 15, 2022

My Daily Pursuit by A W Tozer Compiled by James L Snyder

About the Book:

Daily Wisdom for a Fully Committed Walk with God

Thanks to this treasure trove of teachings from Tozer, you can spend an entire year learning to go deeper in your relationship with our Lord. Each of these 365 devotions includes a passage of Scripture, a short reading, a hymn verse, and a prayer.

As Tozer wrote, "The mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightiest word in any language is its word for God." Let this great man of faith challenge your heart and mind to truer worship, greater faith, and a deeper passion for Christ.


My Review:

Tozer was a bold preacher of decades ago. His writing and speaking is not like pastors today. He was not afraid to point out errors in Christian practice and encourage believers to pursue God in the right direction and with passion. Here's an example: “God created you to worship Him, and when Fundamentalism lost her power to worship, she invented religious claptrap to make her happy.” (55) The reading continues with the encouragement to worship the living God as He desires. Some of the readings might seem a little harsh, such as Tozer recounting John Wesley's rather callous response to his wife's death. (325)

This devotional is a good way to get a daily dose of Tozer's no nonsense insights into what it means to be a Christian and pursue God in an ever growing relationship. Even if you have read all of Tozer's books, you will find new material here since these devotions come from audio recordings of his many speaking engagements. 

You can read an excerpt here.

Note: This book is a hardcover reprint of a paperback edition originally released in 2014.

My rating:4/5 stars.

About the Author and Compiler:

A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian, pastor, and writer whose powerful words continue to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's believer. He authored more than forty books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Get Tozer information and quotes at www.twitter.com/TozerAW.

James L. Snyder (www.jamessnyderministries.com) is an award-winning author whose writings have appeared in more than 80 periodicals and 15 books. He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A.W. Tozer. His first book, In Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer, won the Reader's Choice Award in 1992 by Christianity Today. Because of his thorough knowledge of Tozer, James was given the rights from the A.W. Tozer estate to produce new books derived from over 400 never-before-published audio tapes. James and his wife live in Ocala, Florida.

Bethany House, 384 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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