Book Review: The Pursuit of God

“The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine” by A.W. Tozer

Though I may not agree with him in every area of his theology, Aidan W. Tozer was a remarkable man, and this is an excellent book. Literally written while Tozer was on his knees, this is a very heartfelt and Scripture-saturated plea for Christians to seek God.

Our pursuit of God does not end with our conversion. It is a life-long process for the Christian which begins with God’s effectual calling (without which no one would seek Him) and carries into eternity. Tozer laments that so many Christians are content merely to have good theology, never becoming passionate worshipers of God or living lives worthy of their calling.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the Spirit-led life, and ends with a prayer asking God to help one grow and mature in that area. Every chapter is good, but I especially liked chapters 1 (on the paradox between having “found” God and continuing to pursue Him), 6 (on God’s active and present communication with us through the Spirit and the Word), and 10 (on the false dichotomy many place between the sacred and the secular).

Definitely a book that should be on everyone’s must-read list. It’s short, and will only take a couple hours. Those who have enjoyed recent works by current authors like Francis Chan and David Platt will recognize Tozer’s influence on their writing.

Buy it here.

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