Delighting in God - Book Review

Several of A.W. Tozer’s books that are now considered Christian classics are stacked in my “to read next” pile of books.  A Christian pastor and theologian who lived in the first half of the 20th century, A.W. Tozer is well known for his books The Knowledge of the Holy and The Pursuit of God.  The book Delighting in God is a newly published book based on the sermons he preached after he wrote Knowledge of the Holy.  Because this was a newly published book, it ended up at the top of my stack, above his other classics, which is a pity.

Sprinkled throughout this book, I found some great ideas and quotes that I want to remember about the importance of our perception of God, His character and nature, and how knowledge of things stirs us up with a passion to follow hard after Him.  Tozer discusses head knowledge versus heart knowledge.  He views salvation as something beyond the idea evangelical idea that one day I’m going to die and go to heaven.  However, Tozer complains a lot about the church, how they worship (he died in 1963), and how they fail to delight in God.  He is opinionated but acts as if his opinions are facts, and I wanted to argue with him.   

This book is more useful as a devotional style book with 18 short chapters that stand rather independently.  Furthermore, each chapter begins with a prayer and ends with a hymn, If you are a big fan of A.W. Tozer, you might like this book.  If you have never read A.W. Tozer, I would not recommend starting here.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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