The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine Paperback by A. W. Tozer
Tozer's bestseller, this book has been called "one of the all-time most inspirational books" by a panel of Christian magazine writers.
Sometimes the voices that speak most clearly in the present are those that echo from the past. So it is in this Christian classic by the late pastor and evangelist A. W. Tozer.
Tozer brings the mystics to bear on modern spirituality, grieving the hustle and bustle and calling for a slow, steady gaze upon God. With prophetic vigor and flowing prose, he urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God’s presence. He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all.
Tozer writes from his knees, a posture fit for presenting the character of God in all its demanding grandeur. "Arise, O sleeper!" is his word to us, and yet if we heed the call, we will see that to arise is not to stand, but to kneel before the God of heaven in humble contemplation. To pursue God is to know Him, and in our knowing be drawn in.Right now in my adult Sunday School class we are doing "The Bait Of Satan" prior to this we did a "Lets be weird class" both were amazing and very insightful. No matter what class we do though I kept hearing people reference A.W. Tozer, being the curious person I am I had to check out this author for myself and I am so happy that I did!! After reading this I get why so many people reference him. This book is moving! That is the word that comes to mind everything time I think about this book. So let me explain a bit why I love it. My friends describe me as hungry for God. For anyone thinking "UM COME AGAIN?" what I mean is I want to know more. I can't learn enough and I take each and everyday as an opportunity to get closer to him. And sometimes I wonder where does this thirst come from? Let me type the first line in paragraph 3 chapter one of this book "We pursue God becase, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit." And he doesn't just throw that out there he backs it up with scripture "No man can come to me," said our Lord, "Except the Father which hath sent me draw him (John 6:44) This is just page number one, the entire book is filled with this sort of revealing insight! And at the end of each chapter this is a powerful prayer.. I would recommend this book to any Christian new in faith or long ago saved. I feel that we all have room to grow and that this book may just help you take another step in getting closer to God. Each chapter touches on something meaningful such as Apprehending God, the Soul, meekness and so much more.