A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was born in La Jose (now Newburg), Pennsylvania in 1897. When he was 15 years old, Tozer's family moved to Akron, Ohio. One afternoon as he walked home from his job at Goodyear, he overheard a street preacher say, "If you don't know how to be saved . . . just call on God." When he got home, he climbed the narrow stairs to the attic where, heeding the preacher's advice, Tozer was launched into a lifelong pursuit of God.

In 1919, without formal theological training, Tozer was called to pastor a small storefront church in Nutter Fort, West Virginia. That humble beginning thrust him and his new wife Ada, into a 44-year ministry with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Thirty-one of those years were spent at Chicago's Southside Alliance Church. The congregation, captivated by Tozer's preaching, grew from 80 to 800. In 1950 Tozer was elected editor of the Alliance Weekly now called Alliance Life, the official publication of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Tozer's final years of ministry were spent at Avenue Road Church in Toronto, Canada. On May 12, 1963, his earthly pursuit of God ended when he died of a heart attack at age 66. Tozer and his wife had seven children.

Two of Tozer's books are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy. His books impress on the reader the possibility and necessity for a deeper relationship with God.



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Books by A.W. Tozer

60157: The Pursuit of GodThe Pursuit of God
By A.W. Tozer

In the muddle of day-to-day life, have you somehow forgotten that Christianity is a living, vibrant relationship with a personal God? In this classic bestseller and recipient of both the ECPA Gold and Platinum Book Awards, The Pursuit of God reminds and challenges you to renew your relationship with your loving God. In each of the 10 chapters, Tozer explains one aspect of hungering for God and ends with a prayer.


69865: The Knowledge of the HolyThe Knowledge of the Holy
By A.W. Tozer

In straightforward and readable language, Tozer describes the attributes of God and shows how understanding them (''knowing the holy'') can help you grow in the Christian life. An excellent book for personal devotions.


61574: The Radical CrossThe Radical Cross
By A.W. Tozer

A prolific author, A. W. Tozer grasped well the paradox of the cross. He consistently preached with passion the message of the cross and the crucified life. The Radical Cross gathers together a compilation of Tozer's writings specifically focused on the cross of Christ.


4364: The CounselorThe Counselor
By A.W. Tozer

Tozer speaks to the current conflict and confusion about the Holy Spirit with a balanced, biblical perspective-yet the thrust is not academic but devotional and practical. Tozer promises that the Holy Spirit is willing-yes waiting-to do for us all what Jesus would do if He were here on earth.


033361X: Keys to the Deeper LifeKeys to the Deeper Life
By A.W. Tozer

Keys to the Deeper Life contains six of Tozer's best-known essays and editorials. In them, he rigorously examines many of the failings and foibles of his day. Although most were written more than three decades ago, the insights they offer are as fresh and thought provoking as the day they were published. This book also contains the account of an exclusive interview with Tozer shortly before his death.


497X: The Size of the SoulThe Size of the Soul
By A.W. Tozer

The Size of the Soul is a collection of editorials written while Dr. Tozer was editor of Alliance Life Magazine. Known throughout the world, his editorials were printed simultaneously in Great Britain, Tozer had a pithy writing style and a keen prophetic eye to the condition of the church.


5091903: Paths to PowerPaths to Power
By A.W. Tozer

Paths to Power urges Christians to compare their motives and methods with the plumb line of biblical truth. Through such examination, Tozer affirms, believers may obtain the enabling that comes through the power of the Holy Spirit.


5097472: Tozer Speaks to StudentsTozer Speaks to Students
By A.W. Tozer

This volume consists of never-before-published chapel messages and sermons preached during 1952 and 1954 at Wheaton College. Tozer's messages are just as timely today as they were a generation ago. It is my prayer that he will speak to you with the same life-changing power that he spoke to his generation.


3906: Jesus, Our Man in GloryJesus, Our Man in Glory
By A.W. Tozer

This book is the first of two volumes compiled from a series of 40 sermons on Hebrews that Tozer preached shortly before his death in 1963. These 12 chapters are a thorough examination and exploration of the Scriptures as the revealed and inspired Word of God.


4066: Jesus, Author of Our FaithJesus, Author of Our Faith
By A.W. Tozer

Tozer was known for his dynamic sermons and profound insights. Experience his wisdom for yourself as you read these 12 messages drawn from the Letter to the Hebrews. Tozer's thoughts on faith will encourage both young and mature believers.


5992: Who Put Jesus on the Cross?Who Put Jesus on the Cross?
By A.W. Tozer

A. W Tozer's words are being heard and read by millions today. The chapters of this book were originally some of the sermons Tozer's congregations listened to so eagerly. What once made good preaching now makes good reading.


5660: Echoes from EdenEchoes from Eden
By A.W. Tozer

In this series of sermon excerpts, Tozer elaborates on the voices God uses: the witness of the Holy Spirit, the blood of Jesus, human conscience, reason, accountability, judgement-and of course, love. The voice of God calling "Where are you?" still echoes from Eden and down through the ages. Do you hear Him?


5091636: Gems from TozerGems from Tozer
By A.W. Tozer

Selected to emphasize Tozer's keen insight into the needs of today's Church, this small volume focuses on the greatness of God and the honor due Him in worship. Titles include: "The Missing Jewel of Worship," "The Holy Spirit Is Indispensable," "Error and Truth Travel the Same Highways"--15 chapters in all.


5097103: The Early Tozer: A Word in SeasonThe Early Tozer
By A.W. Tozer

A collection of short meditations. With wit, humor, and grace, he offers profound insight into finding peace, developing discipline, honoring God, and more.

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