This book brings the reader to holy ground indeed. To dare to know the all-powerful, all-knowing, infinite, eternal God is beyond human capacity. Yet Tozer, in appropriate awe of God, tells us that our heart can lead us where our intellect cannot. "That God can be known by the soul in tender personal experience while remaining infinitely aloof from the curious eyes of reason constitutes a paradox best described as Darkness to the intellect But sunshine to the heart." says Tozer quoting a Faber poem/saying. It is easy to say terms like life-changing in our glib spin-oriented world. But the challenge of this book got at me in a way few books (outside the Bible) have. Tozer's statement about the church "Always the most revealing thing about the Church is her idea of God, just as her most significant message is what she says about Him or leaves unsaid, for her silence is often more eloquent than her speech. She can never escape the self-disclosure of her witness concerning God." touched me on a personal level too. If you get one Christian book this year - make it "Knowledge of the Holy"
This book reveals the importance of growing in the knowledge of God. If you do not know Him, you cannot worship Him. If you do not worship Him, who do you worship? This book not only helps you to grow in the knowledge of God, but to focus on Him. It has changed my thinking about God considerably.
A.W. Tozer was known as a man of God, even to those who were not religious. His concern was that the Church was loosing her once "lofty view of God." So he set out to write a book that devotionally considered the attributes of God. That he did, and did it well. His small but powerful book offers a precise and thoughtful account of who the God of the Bible is, and what he is like. Tozer accuately descrides God without limiting Him to the Human understanding. Tozer considers every attribute taught in the Bible and lays them out in plain language. The concepts expounded may be above the common man's understanding, but the language that Tozer uses is not. He puts the "cookies on the bottom shelf so the kids can get them." His thoughts about God helped me tremendously. The language is understandable, the subject is thoroughly covered and the concepts are thought provoking. This is a must read.
This surely is Dr.Tozer's classic work on the deeper, spiritual life of the Christian. Anyone who wants to "go on with God to perfection" and longs to know God FOR WHO HE IS, (not just what one can "receive" from God), should read this book at least once or twice or thrice. There are few today (or yesterday) who can equal the power of the pen of Dr.Tozer when he focuses on his favorite life's passion: To KNOW the depths and the heights of the Infinite and Holy and Eternal GOD of Love and Moral Purity. My highest recommendation. LenBenHear. - Seeker and teacher.
Tozier accomplishes several big things in this "small" book. First, he lays out in simple words many of the attributes of God, in relation to scripture and in terms that our modern ears can tune in to. Secondly, and just as importantly, he shows how everything in our world depends on the complete trustworthiness of God. My favorite quote: "The trustworthiness of God is the foundation of scientific truth." Highly recommended, and will probably generate interest in other books he has written. (Try "In Pursuit of God")
Dr.Tozer always spoke from experience, not just dead or dry theology. His life-long passion was to KNOW the fullness of the greatness and glory and holiness of the ONE TRUE GOD. The thoughts and prayers in this book will be of great benefit to anyone who has any similar high and worthy aspiration. This book should top the list of any serious Christian. I recommend it without the slightest hesitation. Len Hummel/Missionary/Teacher
It is important in this modern age, where more christians are turning away from the God revealed in Scripture, to have a grasp of who God is and what He is like. With our human, limited understanding of spiritual concepts as deep as those covered by Tozer, this book is nonetheless useful in focusing the mind on God Himself. It is a great resource and reference tool for those who wish to enter into a deeper relationship with God.
This book has to be one of the best A.W. Tozer ever wrote. His knowledge of the Holy has certainly put us to shame. We might have all the conveninces of life, better equipment, faster this and faster that, but we LACK the silent time, the place to be along to get to KNOW this Holy One. I highly recommend that you get a copy of this book and READ IT, and REREAD IT and let it soak in!
Easily the best (and actually the shortest) of the many books I have read on God's attributes. This book is not concerned with counting God's attributes or merely providing academic information. God is presented in both his transcendent and immanent splendor. We at once kneel in awe and fear and gratefully reach for his hand of friendship.
to be perfectly fair this is the most well-writen book i have read all year. The attempt by the author to communicate the incommunicable was certainly valiant. and through his efforts we can be spurred on to pursue our own personal experience and knowledge of the great God of the universe.