The man really was a prophet in our time well, in the 20th century, anyhow. I often find myself amazed by the way his statements, written some fifty-odd years ago, are always eerily relevant to our church in today's world. Learn to be detached from earthly possessions, break the grip of keeping up with the Joneses. The book, a new record of Tozer's prophetic messages, deals with the dangers facing the evangelical church, the challenges and how to overcome these challenges. The book was a book that encouraged me, challenged me, built me up, confronted me, etc. I am never in absolute agreement with Tozer but 90% what he says must be re Tozer deals with every possible threat which sit back comfortably without our knowledge and plagues the church and the converts when they move and mingle with the materialistic world.
He urges Christians to be aware of the times in which they live and to recognize how attempting to live a life for God on autopilot will actually undermine their faith. I read this slowly, a chapter a day over a period of many weeks and found it devotionally helpful. A fool acts without thought of consequences. Do not suppose that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to the worldlings and telling them that they may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their Savior, while they are wedded to their idols, and their hearts are still in love with sin. Snyder did a great job in pulling together Tozer's writings into an understandable, smooth flowing book. Tozer's love for the lost and dying and his concern for the complacent and comfortable Christian are evident and convicting in every book that has been penned in his hand.
While not all Christian Zionists endorse the apocalyptic views of Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye, the movement as a whole is nevertheless leading the West, and the church with it, into a confrontation with Islam. As you read you see how many of his warnings have. One common bondage today is that to certain foods and types of clothing, days and seasons. Dimension: 211 x 163 x 13. Discover the spiritual awakening and change the Holy Spirit can bring to your life as you surrender completely to God and walk in a deeper faith! I am a fan of Tozer's work and appreciate his prophetic insight into the modern evangelical church. In 1950 he became the editor of The Alliance Life magazine and served in that capacity until his death. But God is waking up his people - people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful church seen in Scripture.
In this short tome, Tozer outlines not only the dangers facing the evangelical church, but also the challenges facing it. Tozer, on the other hand, knew exactly what it meant to disciple and to be discipled. These contemporary theologians deal with doctrinal minutia. The narrator is brilliantly matched to the work. I'm certain that as God's people read through Tozer, many will be encouraged and challenged in their walk with Christ. The chapter is a great opener for a book seeking to awaken a soul from spiritual lethargy because it awakens the longing of a Christians heart, be it ever so quite, for revival.
In our day of decline of the church in America and the rise of worldly power coming against Christianity, this book is a good one to read. Christian books should always be exceedingly careful, and what this book particularly lacks is care. He urges Christians to be aware of the times in which they live and to recognize how attempting to live a life for God on autopilot will actually undermine their faith. I appreciate the editors taking the time to compile this much needed work, but there are several moments throughout where I became painfully aware that Tozer's usual voice seemed broken in some way. I feel as if I am walking away from this read with fresh eyes to see how culture has negatively impacted both my own life and the life of the church. However, we take liberty too far if we cause another to stumble.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate this effect that Tozer's wor 4. Done in 3 parts, The Dangers Facing the Evangelical Church, The Challenges Facing the Evangelical and The Path to Overcoming These Challenge. Believing in this unrealistic idea creates horrendous discourgement when we fall. Tozer makes vague statements about Christians leaving the church, which could easily lead young Christians to abandon the church entirely. It's not Tozer's finest writing but not one that should just be outright rejected. Discover the spiritual awakening and change the Holy Spirit can bring to your life as you surrender completely to God and walk in a deeper faith!. Read it if you want to be challenged.
His sermons were such strong declarations of what he discovered during private prayer and worship of the triune God that he had both the ability and the Spirit's anointing to move his listeners to wrestle with what God was saying to the church. They will also see the importance of remaining awake in the face of constant temptation and distraction. Entertainment plays a big part of spiritual legargy. The danger becomes we have a wrong concept of God then we will have a concept of ourselves and be like god, making God in our image instead of living in the image of God. The goal of this book is noble: to shake the nominal Christian out of their spiritual lethargy.
But this is still a great read, and I highly suggest that any and every person who calls himself a believer pick up a copy and dive in. My prayer it is not too late for awakening that will lead to successful reformation. The holy spirit brings a spirit of repentance not social reform. Tozer warns believers in Christ against the great danger of spiritual lethargy. They are the world through which we journey, the god of this world, and our own mortified flesh. The chapter is a great opener for a book seeking to awaken a soul from spiritual lethargy because it awakens the longing of a Christians heart, be it ever so quite, for revival. Take heed of your own heart, lest when all is said and done, you have become tied with the world.
Absolutely a great read and a challenge issued from a man who walk his faith and has stood against the flow of popular opinion. The church's current worship is emaciated; its thoughts of God are too low. As per usual with Tozer, I read a chapter per day until I finished. I am never in absolute agreement with Tozer but 90% what he says must be re Tozer deals with every possible threat which sit back comfortably without our knowledge and plagues the church and the converts when they move and mingle with the materialistic world. To this end, there are some notable quotes and striking exhortations.
I appreciate the editors taking the time to compile this much needed work, but there are several moments throughout where I became painfully aware that Tozer's usual voice seemed broken in some way. The Bible always send us out into the world, but never to compromise with the world; and never to walk in the way of the world, but only to save as many as we can. They will also see the importance of remaining awake in the face of constant temptation and distraction. Tozer points out in great detail the negative impact of shallow faith in the Christian's life. As a teacher of the word, Tozer is more concerned not about how many people can come to Christ, but making Christ known thru his word. The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of Scripture.