Although never considered to be a popular speaker nor prolific writer, A. W. Tozer's audiences did appreciate what he had to say, and he was probably the most widely read Christian writer of his time. Keys to the Deeper Life contains six of his 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. Robert Walker, the editor of Christian Life, and a long-time associate of Tozer, has written an Introduction to the book that delightfully captures Tozer's irascible genius. Keys to the Deeper Life also contains the account of an exclusive interview with A. W. Tozer shortly before his death.
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like Burpo's "Heaven Is For Real" or Sabom's "Light & Death," don't bother with Tozer. Tozer's overriding theme in everything that he wrote was that a relationship with the divine is not about public show, heavenly reward, fear of damnation, or any other shallow thing that drives most people into a meaningless little building for a meaningless little sermon for an hour a week; it is about a deep down desire for the divine because the divine is good, and the person who desires the divine desires good and responds to the call of goodness, the call of the divine, out of that seeking for goodness. In short, Tozer tells Christianity like it really is.
I really appreciate the seriousness and straightforward approach tozer takes in his writing. My biggest take away is that in prayer any selfishness must be removed in order for prayer to be effective. for example a business man shouldn't pray for his business to do well in order that he can help share the gospel at work. a selfless prayer is God use me, or don't, forget me and use whatever means You will that Your will be done... whoever and however God decides for His will to be done is the correct posture I should take when praying. a desire to be included in God's plan should be replaced with a desire for God's will to happen regardless of my personal involvement. My second take away is, I should make sure that in every opportunity, God is given credit and glory, and not pass off the credit to any man initiated effort.
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