The Pursuit of God by Awe Tozer

2459 Words Feb 24th, 2018 10 Pages
I went through the book and tried to piece together a short summary of each chapter below.
The first chapter, Following Hard after God, talks about how though we try to stay on the right course and follow God, there are many distractions in today’s world that can make us veer from the path. The only reason that makes us want to pursue God is that He gave us the urge to do so. God is a Person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may. In making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and our emotions. We must take personal responsibility for seeking Christ, and not rely on pastors and teachers. The lack of mighty longing after God has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted.
The second chapter, The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing, focuses on the heart of man and his motives. It discusses the fallacies of man and his selfishness. It also looks at trusting God. When God spoke to Abraham to go up to the mountain and…