The Pursuit of God
Whether you are thirsting for more of God, or do not yet know of the “mighty longing after God” that so consumed A.W. Tozer’s life and ministry, his classic work, The Pursuit of God can draw the reader into a deep, abiding relationship with the One who nourishes men’s souls.
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.
“Through all of Tozer’s books and articles there shines a passion for God that puts our shallowness to shame, and reading him is like drinking at an oasis in the desert.”
— J.I. Packer, author of Knowing God and Professor of Theology, Regents College, Vancouver, British Columbia
“The writings of Tozer shake me from slumber, inspire grand thoughts of God, and expose the compromise in my heart.” — Steve Green, Christian songwriter
Table of Contents
The Pursuit of God is widely considered Tozer’s most important work. It includes chapters on:
- Following Hard After God
- The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing
- Removing the Veil
- Apprehending God
- The Universal Presence
- The Speaking Voice
- The Gaze of the Soul
- Restoring the Creator-Creature Relation
- Meekness and Rest
- The Sacrament of Living
- Study Guide
About the Author
A. W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian who received two honorary doctorates and pastored several churches, including Southside Alliance in Chicago for 31 years. He is the author of the spiritual classics The Attributes of God and Worship: The Missing Jewel.