Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Knowledge of the Holy

So i stole a book from a dear friend of mine, Parker....and haven't returned it to him yet. i doubt he'll get it back before he leaves for Asia. i'ma planning on keeping it. haha.

This is a little book--a VERY quick read--filled with delicious little gems of insight pertaining to the character of God.

Tozer starts off by explaining why it is crucial that we think rightly about God:

"perverted notions about God soon rot the religion in which they appear."
"the masses of her (a church which surrenders its high opinion of God) adherents come to believe that God is different from what He actually is; and that is heresy of the most insidious and deadly kind."

He then proceeds to discuss the attributes and nature of God. Each chapter of the book commences with a powerful (and stunningly beautiful) prayer, and then proceeds to discuss a divine aspect of God, such as the Holy Trinity, the self-existence of God, His self-sufficiency, His eternal nature, His goodness, His omnipresence...

However, what i dislike about this book, is its lack of Biblical reference. What Tozer remarks is clear when one reads the Bible, however, he would have done well to integrate references to specific Bible passages. Nevertheless, this is also a good book for our "thinker" seeker friends--but ONLY if they're the kind that are willing to put a bit of effort into reading a book. it definitely is not as contemporary as Donald Miller, seeing as it was published in 1961.


Blogger Son of Man said...

lol...I love how much Don Miller comes up. Good times. Lydia, I totally think this book is a must read for Christians a haven't read.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Son of Man said...

ps. msn seems to suck of late...not sure why...

9:22 PM  
Blogger amac said...

b/t sara whitfield and mike n. my msn is going pretty well.
and i'm thinknig we need to add a lot mroe ppl to this blog.

2:25 PM  

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