This book holds a rightful place on the list of the greatest Christian books of all time. Of the many outstanding books that A. W. Tozer wrote, “The Pursuit of God” is his most popular. If you have ever looked for this title in used bookstores, you probably found it terribly worn. That ragged condition would be from both use and from the inferior binding that I have noticed in many old editions. Moody has thankfully provided us here with an edition that is both economical and of a quality made to last.
This edition has a short article called “Tozer’s Legacy” that tells us a little bit about the man and that he wrote this volume on his knees. You can tell as you read. He sees that our souls are thirsty for God and many Christians have settled for something of such lesser value.
His first chapter on following hard after God sets the tone. For example, he said, “everything is made to center upon the initial act of ‘accepting’ Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.” He will, as you imagine, prove that our need is more of the Lord.
In other chapters, he shows issues like being consumed with “things” rather than the Lord. He talks about removing the veil that we might see the Lord. He gives clues to apprehending God when he explains “O taste and see”. He often draws on the incredible attributes of God, something else he is famous for writing about, to show, for example, what His presence and voice means. He talks about how this leads to rest and how this becomes what he calls “a sacrament of living”.
In short, this is a veritable masterpiece. Every Christian should read this book in his or her life.
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