A.W. Tozer. Now there's a name that immediately brings to mind a spiritual giant. His words are quoted in more books, articles and devotionals than one could count. Mentored by A.B. Simpson, Tozer is nearly as well-known as Charles Haddon Spurgeon or Dwight L. Moody in Christian circles. So when I had the opportunity to read and review a book containing never before published material of his, I jumped at the chance.
The book is entitled Alive in the Spirit - Experiencing the Presence and Power of God. It was compiled and edited by James L. Snyder. This book isn't a lengthy read at just 188 pages, and the chapters are short enough to read and "digest" them one at a time in a single sitting. I'm a woman who writes in my books - and the more I like a book, the more underling, highlighting and margin notes will be found. My copy of Alive in the Spirit has a fair amount of writing in it.
Now that's not to say that I found this to be my favorite book by Tozer, nor did I find it to be as enlightening (for lack of a better word) regarding the role and work of the Holy Spirit in our life as I had hoped it would be. To be completely frank, I have found A.B. Simpson to be a great source for learning about the Holy Spirit and I suppose I imagined his prized pupil would have much more of value to share than I found in this book. I actually sort of felt like the Holy Spirit and His power were minimalized in this book....as unbelievable as that may sound. I'm not saying you shouldn't buy this book. I think it would serve people very well as it is a good book, and very well put together. I just expected more of a "KA-POW!" sort of experience than I got. And that is probably just my bad, my expectation being amiss and me being disappointed when said expectation was not met.
I do think this book is worth the read. Jump into it - study it - and feel free to come back here and leave me a comment to tell me what you think of it. I would love to have some additional thoughts about the book from others. Thanks for taking the time to read my review. Lord bless you as you seek to grow in your walk with the Lord1
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 4.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from Bethany House Publishers. All opinions shared here are solely my own.
Day 344 done :)
Jan L. Burt
The Homeschooling Mother's Bible Study
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