An Inspiring Classic on the Nature of God
What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God’s majesty and truly live in the Spirit? This beloved book, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.
Informative and inspiring, The Knowledge of the Holy illuminates God’s attributes’from wisdom, to grace, to mercy’and shows through prayerful and insightful discussion, how we can more fully recognize and appreciate each of these divine aspects. This book will be treasured by anyone committed to the Christian faith. It bears eloquent witness to God’s majesty and shows us new ways to experience and understand the wonder and the power of God’s spirit in our daily lives.
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Tozer does not diasappoint in this classic work that stirs the heart to chase God with even more enthusiasm. One of the greatest, but shortest, wonderful offerings by arguably one of the greatest Christian authors of all time.
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Me and my bible study group are doing this book. I specially choose this book because my purpose is to raise our view of GOD. HE is not like us, but we are like HIM. This book and our associated study will for sure raise our view of GOD. I want us to see GOD so high above us that we can’t possibly understand or grasp who and what HE is apart from HIS revelation of HIMSELF in the Bible. This book will help us to that goal.
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Have you tried to grasp the wonder of the nature of God?
For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
And yet, the Word of God is given to us to learn of God, and the Holy Spirit dwells within Gods people to guide us and teach us.
In The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer prayerfully approaches the nature of God and reveals His majesty and glimpses of Gods height, width, and depth of nature.
Although Tozer examines 21 attributes of God, he writes
In studying any attribute, the essential oneness of all the attribues soon becomes apparent. We see, for instance, that if God is self-existent He must be also self-sufficient; and if He has power He, being infinite, must have all power. If He possesses knowledge, His infinitude assures us that He possesses all knowledge. Similarly, His immutability presupposes His faithfulness. If He is unchanging, it follows that He could not be unfaithful, since that would require Him to change Thus the attributes explain each other and prove that they are but glimpses the mind enjoys of the absolutely perfect Godhead. pp. 78-79
From the eternity of God to His omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence, to Gods faithfulness, goodness, justice, mercy, grace, and love, Tozer wraps Gods attributes in the absolute holiness of our sovereign God.
This book was the last book Tozer wrote. It is evident that this book was the culmination of a lifetime of intimately walking with God. Although the book is only 117 pages long, I took my time and often reread paragraphs.
A.W. Tozer has a special place in my heart, and this is a book that I will read periodically. I purchased it to read before I read the follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy, Delighting in God.