Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Delighting in God by A.W. Tozer

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Delighting in God
by A.W. Tozer

ISBN-13: 9780764217012
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description from Goodreads:
Delighting in God is the message 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.

My Review:
Delighting in God is a Christian living book. Apparently, this book is a collection of various sermons that Tozer preached. The first part talked about some strengths and weakness that he saw in the church at that time (pre-1963). It's much the same now, however, so it is relevant.

The rest focused on the attributes of God and how our perception of God effects our passion for God. A correct perception of the greatness and goodness of God changes how we worship God and how we live our life. By restoring a proper reverence and awe for God, we come to know God more intimately.

I enjoyed gaining further insights into the limitless character of God. However, it did feel like a collection of (fairly short) sermons rather than a book that builds upon itself. It might work well as a devotional-type book for those who want to better understand the benefits of a correct perception of God's character.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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