Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nonfiction Review: Delighting in God by A.W. Tozer

You have to admire A.W. Tozer for his articulate praise and wonder of God. In "Delighting in God," we have a beautiful love letter to God as creator, judge, and giver of mercy. Tozer recognizes there is a lack of respect and response in the modern church and writes to clarify what we can know about God and how that should dictate our relationship with Him. It is a much more philosophical book than it is theological, as it does lack Scripture references. I also found Tozer's encouragement toward a real experience of God confusing, given all the Charismatic and non-Charismatic factions existent today. Still, any Christian should appreciate Tozer's premise that "it is simply not enough to know about God. We must know God in increasing levels of intimacy that lift us above all reason and into adoration and praise and worship." "Delighting in God" is an easy, but deep read, and it is a great starting point for exploring where you are at in your faith and where you should be. Personally, I found it a great intro as I move on to my next book about worship by John MacArthur.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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