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The Pursuit of God As The Hart Panteth After The Water Brooks, So Panteth My Soul After Thee, O God This Thirst For An Intimate Relationship With God, Claims AW Tozer, Is Not For A Select Few, But Should Be The Experience Of Every Follower Of Christ Here Is A Masterly Study Of The Inner Life By A Heart Thirsting After God Here Is A Book For Every Child Of God, Pastor, Missionary, And Christian It Deals With The Deep Things Of God And The Riches Of His Grace In The Pursuit Of God, Tozer Sheds Light On The Path To A Closer Walk With God


10 thoughts on “The Pursuit of God

  1. says:

    I bought this book for myself and was so moved by it that I reread it chapter by chapter often as my nightly devotional I personally found it to be one of the best books to fill me with hope This is the best edition of it available atI bought this book for myself and was so moved by it that I reread it chapter by chapter often as my nightly devotional I personally found it to be one of the best books to fill me with hope This is the best edition of it available at


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    First ReviewI hesitate to call Tozer a theologian because his approach to Christianity and the practice of faith is very practical He is very well read and often deals with theological topics but he typically scoffs any intellectual dealings with faith and puts forth his down to earth alternative The description of down to earth only goes so far, because Tozer is also very clearly a mystic He focuses on experience, feeling and hearing God s voice as important to faith He also emphasizes th First ReviewI hesitate to call Tozer a theologian because his approach to Christianity and the practice of faith is very practical He is very well read and often deals with theological topics but he typically scoffs any intellectual dealings with faith and puts forth his down to earth alternative The description of down to earth only goes so far, because Tozer is also very clearly a mystic He focuses on experience, feeling and hearing God s voice as important to faith He also emphasizes those to the point of relegating scripture to a close second in matters of faith I liked the book this is my second time through it Tozer has many good observation about a life of faith and good insight can be gained from reading this book I am just not sure it strong enough to stand by itself as a guiding text for the Christian life Second ReviewI revisited Tozer recently and concluded that I was a bit too rough on him in the first time around It was obvious from my third reading that Tozer is a thinker The reason from his initial distancing of his argument from scripture is because God needs to be viewed as a person to be interacted with and not a distant deity to give lip service I still agree with most of what I said I just think that Tozer has better theological backing than I had once thought His theology is intact and his view of scripture is sound Personally I was struck by what he had to say this time Tozer has some good insights that struck me at the core of my being I will be chewing on this book for a while


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    Broke down in tears reading one of Tozer s prayers Praise God for the hour I spent reading part of it today, it was as if God was hear with me sharing the wisdom from the book Incredible book that taught me to slow down and listen to God.


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    A.W Tozer says if we seek meaning in our lives by pursuing a Real, Living God, we will soon find the tables turned.For so desirous is He of giving true meaning to anyone who seeks him, God will then start pursuing US For the rest of our lives We ll try telling a barefaced lie and God will hound us down We ll find a certain lady deucedly attractive and He ll shout, now what in tarnation d you think YOU RE doing We ll ask Him for a special favour and He ll heap it into our lap a HUNDR A.W Tozer says if we seek meaning in our lives by pursuing a Real, Living God, we will soon find the tables turned.For so desirous is He of giving true meaning to anyone who seeks him, God will then start pursuing US For the rest of our lives We ll try telling a barefaced lie and God will hound us down We ll find a certain lady deucedly attractive and He ll shout, now what in tarnation d you think YOU RE doing We ll ask Him for a special favour and He ll heap it into our lap a HUNDREDFOLD.Don t believe me Just try to find Him in your life Seriously Once you re hooked, you re hooked.He doesn t fool around You don t dare mess with Him But oh, how you cringe when the storm clouds gather And guess what He s still right there, showing you a way OUT of your mess.Some folks say that s all nonsense That life is what you make it But wait 20 or 30 years, and SEE what they ve made of it for by then, they ve been given stale black bread for their banquet.Life is what you make it No, we re a piece of clay in the hands of the Almighty If he can t make anything of you, into the fire you go Will you get a second chance Time will tellIf you want frank, straight up writing shooting straight from the hip, Tozer will deliver Brought up poor, hungry and illiterate in rural Pennsylvania at the turn of the twentieth century, he rarely knew rest from his labours Life was tough.But, meandering brokenly homeward after a gruelling day of back breaking work, young Aiden heard snippets of a street preacher s message at the centre of town How can we be saved, the message probably went Salvation is a free gift Our work doesn t save us never has and never will.Only the free gift of supernatural Love will.Well, so Tozer then did the impossible he pursued God Yikes When the scales fell wonderfully fell from his eyes, he KNEW God s Love had always pursued him In his parents corrections and disciplines In the dinner that every night, miraculously appeared on the supper table In the robin that woke him up for another day of relentless work, serenading and INSPIRING him.This was the Way God had GIVEN the Way to him.No, friends, it was not by painstakingly memorizing who begat whom in the Book, or studying a foreign language, or even having great insight into the meaning of scripture.No.It was by insight into Real, Simple Love.And that Love, as the Beatles once sang, is ALL YOU NEED


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    My review of this book can be summed up in four words it blew me away Tozer identifies one of the major problems in our Church today As a Church, we are creating a new breed of Christian who understands doctrine better than at any point in history yet fails to understand what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.Having identified the problem, Tozer offers a beautiful solution that ispractical and mystical than theological His book is an invitation for the the reader to seek God a My review of this book can be summed up in four words it blew me away Tozer identifies one of the major problems in our Church today As a Church, we are creating a new breed of Christian who understands doctrine better than at any point in history yet fails to understand what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.Having identified the problem, Tozer offers a beautiful solution that ispractical and mystical than theological His book is an invitation for the the reader to seek God above all else While many Christian writers invite the reader to seek God to the point of making a decision for Christ, Tozers encourages the Christian to make the seeking of God the continual foundation upon which their life is built on.Tozer s book served to draw me closer to God and instilled in me the desire to come even closer It is a book I am sure to read often in the future and gladly add to my list of essential reads.You will also be glad to know the book is free on the Kindle Happy reading, Clark


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    I read this book over and over It s the one I d pick to have on a desert island The way Tozer talks about faith and living the Christian life he takes what religion has turned into complicated and noncommittal routines and returns to the blessed simplicity of what it means to pursue God, to fully engage your heart with His I can t write a review that will do the book justice It s a short one and can be read in one day, so see for yourself.


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    What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about usIn this beautiful, theologically accurate yet original and deep insight into the relationship of a Christian with God, A W Tozer forces the readers to question the intensity of our desire for Him, our will to always put Him first and the authenticity of our pursuit for His full presence in our everyday life It is easy to feel the presence of God when we pray, worship or read the Scriptures, it s less easWhat comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about usIn this beautiful, theologically accurate yet original and deep insight into the relationship of a Christian with God, A W Tozer forces the readers to question the intensity of our desire for Him, our will to always put Him first and the authenticity of our pursuit for His full presence in our everyday life It is easy to feel the presence of God when we pray, worship or read the Scriptures, it s less easy to live our lives having in mind that God is here, with us, every day He is everywhere, and if we just open our ears and listen, we can hear Him and feel His presence in everything we do This book describes the beautiful, incredibly intense pull that a Christian feels when he she thinks about God a similar sensation to the desire for a loved one when we first met them and in doing so encourages us to always pursue this pull, and never let it grow cold If you ever experienced that pull, the intensity of that emotion, the tears falling down your eyes when you can really feel that the Lord is good and that He loves us and protects us, you know what the author is talking about If you want to knowabout this relationship and about its theological and scriptural references, thus growing as a Christian and never leaving the honeymoon phase with God, you should definitely read this classic On the other hand, if you are not a believer and you just want to knowabout what it means to be a Christian, and maybe you only saw people in Church checking their phones while the preacher is teaching, check this out and maybe you ll realize why we re all so crazy about this Lord of ours A beautiful, deep, short book, which shows the incredible knowledge and sensitivity of the author An example of the fact that you can be both educated and emotionally and spiritually involved in a subject.My favourite quote from the bookHas it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become unity conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship


  8. says:

    I read this many moons ago, and just now listened to it again Very edifying book, with some brilliant sections.


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    Tozer writes, The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word Discuss what you feel Tozer means by the second half of his statement.I m not sure, but I think he fears we are in danger of living too much by our head knowledge, which is indeed a real danger for christians We accept with our mind the theological truths of the Bible, but do not show by our actions that we have truly taken them to heart.G Tozer writes, The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word Discuss what you feel Tozer means by the second half of his statement.I m not sure, but I think he fears we are in danger of living too much by our head knowledge, which is indeed a real danger for christians We accept with our mind the theological truths of the Bible, but do not show by our actions that we have truly taken them to heart.Give a favorite quotation from the book and discuss why and how it impacted you Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow So one hundred worshippers men together, each one looking away to christ are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become unity conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship This stood out because it is so easy to get caught up with reacting to the people around you instead of looking to God to give you the ability to love them.How will what you read in this book affect your relationship with Jesus It definitely makes me think about really pursuing God, rather than just being happy with whatever level of spiritual growth I ve already attained


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    This book would will does require thought and a solid grounding in the Bible I find the central theme to be of immense and transcendent value The theme dealt with has to do with the basic idea of finding God vs knowing God vs growing in God I could say a lot but as those reading this will be not only atheist vs theist but also Christians of various denominations There are places I must disagree with some of whats taught here, but that does not mean that I disagree with the basic po This book would will does require thought and a solid grounding in the Bible I find the central theme to be of immense and transcendent value The theme dealt with has to do with the basic idea of finding God vs knowing God vs growing in God I could say a lot but as those reading this will be not only atheist vs theist but also Christians of various denominations There are places I must disagree with some of whats taught here, but that does not mean that I disagree with the basic point of view.I can and do highly recommend this for Christians seeking a closer relationship with God.I won t go into basic disagreements as the bottom line is that I don t think where we disagree is on a point of doctrine that would force two Christians to have a major disagreement though some of course would will We do always manage that don t we As I said excellent book Recommended especially for Christian readers