Book Review: The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (five stars)

Book Review: The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (five stars)

To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love.

The Pursuit of God is the enduring Christian classic written by renowned pastor and theologian A. W. Tozer.” For a change, the cover blurb is correct, though Tozer might have quibbled with the label theologian.

The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of our worship, and that servile imitation of the world which marks our promotional methods all testify that we, in this day, know God only imperfectly, and the peace of God scarcely at all.

Published in 1948, this book reverberates with contemporary import. Tozer cuts to the quick of the malaise infecting modern Christians and the modern church. It identifies and prescribes for exactly what is ill in believers today.

If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.