Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What a Collection!

This book is an absolute gem!  Aiden Wilson Tozer was a pastor and author.  I just love this description of him, "Tozer combined the power of God and the power of words to nourish hungry souls, pierce human hearts, and draw earthbound minds toward God".   From the Library of A. W. Tozer: Selections From Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey by James Stuart Bell is “full of almost 200 selections from men and women whose writings were instrumental in Tozer’s intellectual and spiritual formation. The highlighted writers are some of the most famous and influential minds in the history of Christianity, and the excerpts provided for you represent the pinnacle of their achievements.”

That description is a lot to live up to but in this case it is true. The readings are divided into eight chapters each with a different theme from Tozer’s life. Each reading is short but completely focused and mostly intense. There is John Wesley’s “Covenant Prayer”, a portion of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon “How to Read the Bible”, Martin Luther’s “An Introduction to Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Francois Fenelon’s “Maxims of the Saints” - all great stuff. This is no light reading but readings that will challenge you. Readings that will make you think beyond what you have thought before. It is a compilation in which great treasures will be found.

I received this book free from the publisher, Bethany House Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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