I love this book. Firstly, it’s short. I like that. Secondly, Tozer has a brilliant way of wording stuff that makes me want to yell “YES’ out loud. Below are a couple of nuggets found in the pages of this book.
‘Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.’
‘The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the church is famishing for want of His presence.’
See what I mean? He hits the nail on the head time after time.
Even though it was written in the 1940’s, this book reveals Tozer’s grasp of the universal human problem found in every generation…. He calls it the ‘monstrous substitution’ when something other than God takes the seat of authority and place of priority in our lives. Tozer sends out a call to hunger after God and not to settle for religion. ‘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.’ I think the author would agree with Bono’s famous cry ‘I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.’ I sensed a holy discontent in the pages because there’s always more of God to pursue, always more of God to know and always more of God to love. This book encourages our appetite and fires within us a burning desire to ‘really’ know God more. The incentive and motivation is clear ‘Our pursuit of God is successful just because He is forever seeking to manifest Himself to us.’ Jesus says blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness – they will be filled. In this book, Tozer nudges the reader a further step along the path of being filled by God.
Get yourself a copy, a coffee and a moleskine to make notes!