Thursday, August 6, 2020

Book Review - The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer


More than 70 years after its original release, this A.W. Tozer classic continues to resonate with power in the heart of anyone longing for a deeper experience with God. Penned on a train from Illinois to Texas, Tozer's words echo across the decades, inviting you to think deeply about your faith as you come alive to God's presence surrounding, sustaining, and--yes--pursuing you.

"This book is a modest attempt," Tozer wrote, "to aid God's hungry children so to find Him." If you are hungry, The Pursuit of God will lead you to the only One who can satisfy the soul.


A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian, pastor, and writer whose powerful words continue to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's believer. He authored more than forty books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Get Tozer information and quotes at


In my opinion, this is a book that everyone should read. If you're not a Christian, it will open your heart and eyes to the living God and, if you are a Christian, it will draw you closer to the Lord and create a deeper relationship with him.

This book was originally published in 1948 but it's Biblical principles and truths contained inside are timeless.  It's written in a way that is easy to read and apply to your life. It was difficult for me to put down.  I had a highlighter in hand the whole time I was reading as there was so much I want to refer back to. 

Mr. Tozer emphasizes that we need to experience God - to cultivate a relationship with him that grows through consistent time with him as we would anyone important to us in our life.  One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "God wills that we should push on into His Presence and live our whole lives there". This, for me, explains what this book is about in that one sentence.

This really is a book that I will read over and over again. With each reading, I believe there will be new things that pop out of me. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Bethany House. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Julie. I am going to get this from my library.


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