Shonya from Learning How Much I Don't Know is here to host this month's book discussion. She has chosen The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer to read. I'm glad she chose this one for the simple fact that I cannot remember whether or not I've ever read this before! If I did, it was in my pre-blogging days. (This argues to and for me why it's important, for my own sake, to write down my thoughts about a book after having read it.)
I always like the books that Shonya picks for us because they tend to be the thought-provoking sort. She might choose shorter books, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are easy. She is always willing to give herself a challenge as well to share it with her friends. Sometimes I poke fun at that but I truly wholly appreciate this about her. She's a lady to admire and I am excited to read the book she selected for us. Without further ado, here are her own thoughts concerning why she chose this book:
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer for this month because I have intended to read it for years, and have just never gotten around to it. I thought the accountability of reading it with others for a book club might help me actually accomplish this goal.
Like Paul, I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection. I am good at knowing about God from what He reveals about Himself in His Word, but how well do I really know God? I have long heard admiration for Tozer's devotion to following God and leaving worldly things behind and I think there is much I can learn from his writings about developing a closer relationship with my Lord.
I have also heard that he didn't have much formal education, but educated himself and I am always inspired by self-taught people.
I have to admit I'm also a little intrigued about his biography, A Passion for God, which indicates he was so focused on ministering to others that he might have neglected the mission field of his own family consisting of his wife and seven children. If I have time, I may have to read both books.
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