Saturday, March 5, 2016

Delighting in God: A Book Review

About The Book:

Understand Your Life's Purpose by Better Understanding God
"My worship grows and grows as my perception of God grows. God cannot grow. My perception of God grows as I experience Him day after day. I should be more capable of worshiping God today than I was ten or twenty years ago."
Delighting in God is the message A.W. Tozer intended to be the follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy. He demonstrates how the attributes of God--those things God has revealed about himself--are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. Because we were created in the image of God, to understand who we are, we need to understand who God is and allow His character and nature to be reflected through us. 

We are here to serve and adore Him, and we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who He is. This is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort.


You can read an excerpt of Delighting in God here, in PDF format

About The Author:

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 40 books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Get Tozer information and quotes at twitter.com/TozerAW.

Reverend James L. Snyder is an award-winning author whose writings have appeared in more than 80 periodicals and 15 books. He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A.W. Tozer. His first book, In Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer, won the Reader's Choice Award in 1992 by Christianity Today. Because of his thorough knowledge of Tozer, James was given the rights from the A.W. Tozer estate to produce new books derived from over 400 never-before-published audio tapes. James and his wife live in Ocala, Florida.

My Review:

A.W. Tozer was a self taught theologian who passed away back in 1963 and yet even now in 2016 his work is just as influential and respected! It has been a few years since I last read his work (The Knowledge of the Holy) but I love how his work cuts to the chase and tells it how it is. The book is deep theologically so it does take a bit to read, but so worth it. With lots of notes made, two highlighters gone through, this book is definitely worth reading for sure! I loved the addition of a hymn at the end of each chapter by Reverend James L. Snyder as well. Some of the hymns I was familiar and some not, and each hymn picked fit the chapters greatly, so that was a pleasant and welcoming addition. 

Overall, a fantastic book and one that I highly recommend! 

BUY IT: You can purchase Delighting in God at your favorite Christian bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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