Saturday, June 3, 2017

Book Review - Jesus by A. W. Tozer


A. W. Tozer was a man of remarkable knowledge, an avid reader of Christian writers and philosophers from throughout the ages. But he meditated on the Bible. He was, like John Wesley, “a man of one Book and a student of many.”

Combine this with his poignant writing style and you have works like this one, high thoughts of God brought low, yet no less moving. 

Jesus: The Life and Ministry of God the Son features selections from Tozer’s writings on the God-man, Jesus Christ. It follows the chronology of Christ's earthly life and explores classic themes of Christology, helping readers better comprehend and appreciate Jesus’ person and work.
When you set out to study Christ, you want to behold His splendor the best you can. That’s why writers like A. W. Tozer are excellent guides: they love the Lord, know Him well, and yet have a way with the written word. They're able to lay the weight of glory on the human heart as few can.
Read Jesus and appreciate anew the Savior of the world and the power of the written word to glorify His name.


This book had me seeing Jesus in a deeper and more intimate way. Tozer always has a way of pointing out the beautiful, profound things in the Word of God so that we know who He truly is.

I love how Mr. Tozer describes Jesus and the Word of God. He points out that Jesus was there from the very beginning - before creation - with God. He was there when God created mankind and before. He helps us to understand Scripture and points out what God's Word truly says about Jesus. He is our Savior, yes, but He is so much more.

Mr. Tozer lived between 1897 and 1963, however, the problems he points out with churches and believers could have been written today. There is nothing new under the sun as far as man trying to bring God and Jesus down to our level or to interpret things improperly. I also found it interesting that Mr. Tozer was talking about how some regard the Old Testament not as important as the New Testament. I hear this even now and this is a problem that the believer needs to change. The Old Testament points to Jesus and is relevant to understanding God.

Each chapter focuses on a virtue of Jesus and brings us into the Scriptures regarding it. There are also questions at the end of each chapter to reflect on. I like these questions because they ask us what our beliefs are and helps us to correct misconceptions or back up truth.

Tozer can be a bit daunting to read at times. He's a very intelligent man and his vocabulary is great. I found myself having to re-read a few of the passages again to truly understand what he was saying. However, having said that, it's because of his clear intelligent understanding and teaching on this that helps us to know Jesus.

I learned so much from this book and highly recommend it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Moody Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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