The Pursuit Of God OVERVIEW
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer is a true a Christian classic. In this work, there is deep insight, sobriety of style, and a catholicity of outlook that is refreshing. The ten chapters are heart searching and the prayers at the close of each are for closet, not pulpit. It is impossible to not feel the nearness of God while reading them.
The Pursuit of God is a book for every devout Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace. Above all, it has the keynote of sincerity and humility.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I FOLLOWING HARD AFTER GOD
II THE BLESSEDNESS OF POSSESSING NOTHING
III REMOVING THE VEIL
IV APPREHENDING GOD
V THE UNIVERSAL PRESENCE
VI THE SPEAKING VOICE
VII THE GAZE OF THE SOUL
VIII RESTORING THE CREATOR-CREATURE RELATION
IX MEEKNESS AND REST
X THE SACRAMENT OF LIVING
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.—I Cor. 10:31
One of the greatest hindrances to internal peace which the Christian encounters is the common habit of dividing our lives into two areas, the sacred and the secular. As these areas are conceived to exist apart from each other and to be morally and spiritually incompatible, and as we are compelled by the necessities of living to be always crossing back and forth from the one to the other, our inner lives tend to break up so that we live a divided instead of a unified life.
Our trouble springs from the fact that we who follow Christ inhabit at once two worlds, the spiritual and the natural. As children of Adam we live our lives on earth subject to the limitations of the flesh and the weaknesses and ills to which human nature is heir. Merely to live among men requires of us years of hard toil and much care and attention to the things of this world. In sharp contrast to this is our life in the Spirit. There we enjoy another and higher kind of life; we are children of God; we possess heavenly status and enjoy intimate fellowship with Christ.
This tends to divide our total life into two departments. We come unconsciously to recognize two sets of actions. The first are performed with a feeling of satisfaction and a firm assurance that they are pleasing to God. These are the sacred acts and they are usually thought to be prayer, Bible reading, hymn singing, church attendance and such other acts as spring directly from faith.
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Contains 10 illustrations depicting key characters from the Bible including
* Jesus Christ
* St. Peter
* St. Paul