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Book Review: The Pursuit of God

The The Pursuit of God

written by A. W. Tozer

77 pages, Christian non-fiction
originally published in 1948

5 Star Rating

My Review...

The Pursuit of God, a Christian classic, is a deep look into how a spiritually enriched life can blossom if we each, individually, decide to follow God's call.

"We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.... and all the time we are pursuing Him we are already in His hand." (The Pursuit of God)

Written in 1948 by American preacher A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), it's amazing to see how many points that Tozer brought across of his own time period that parallel, and perhaps have even intensified, in our modern times. One thought that stood out to me, for an example, is that believers not associated with work in ministry have sometimes quit pursuing Christ because they think they are in a happy place in their relationship with Him.

"We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him." (The Pursuit of God)

The author covers many topics throughout the ten chapters, such as:
• Complacency in faith
• Carrying the burden of artificiality
• Wrongly dividing the unseen and the physical into two different worlds
• Worries of the church drifting into a secular attitude
• Overall spiritual development

"Faith is a redirecting of our sight, a getting out of the focus of our own vision and getting God into focus." (The Pursuit of God)

Many truths are found within the pages of The Pursuit of God. I definitely recommend it for Christian readers, as the book contains many good points to think about, concerning spiritual life. I personally enjoyed The Pursuit of God and A. W. Tozer's writing. I now look forward to reading more of his works one day.

If you're interested in reading this book too, you may find it handy to locate a free e-book version of it available through Project Gutenberg, Librivox, Amazon Kindle, or from many other resources.

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  1. I think you pointed out the importance of not growing complacency and I agree. As you know, I didn't care for the book so much (mostly due to tone) and just clarified in my own blog post sharing my thoughts. Shonya just posted her review (also on RtK) and it's interesting seeing what everyone's take on this read has been.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. So glad you enjoyed it! I think he wrote a lot that is thought-provoking and convicting.