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This book, formerly titled The Divine Conquest, was written as a sequel to The The Pursuit of Man by A.W. Tozer The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer A. Also published as God’s Pursuit of Man. Wow, I don’t even really know where to begin with this book. It is so incredibly challenging and. The divine conquest / by A.W. Tozer ; intorduction by William L. Culbertson, Volume The Divine Conquest: Settle for Nothing Less Than the Power of God.

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Thomas Clark marked it conquestt to-read Apr 17, It reminded me about the necessity of being empowered by the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, the book is explicitly addressed to American evangelical fundamentalists, so while the message is timeless and universal the content must be understood through the lens of the author.

I always feel encouraged and deeply challenged when I read his work, but I also feel like I have only scratched the surface. Likewise, the author’s view of God’s pursuit of mankind has elements of that feeling of “divine rape” that people associate with Calvinist thought and that has made mainstream Calvinism immensely unpalatable to a large part of the population and even fatal to the political hopes of Calvinists within the United States. To be sure, it had its moments when it really captured my attention.

The Pursuit of Man: The Divine Conquest of the Human Heart

Beyond that it cannot go. Tozeer is a well versed, passionate Christ centered author. Something very important what we need not forget that God is not just jealous over us, as individual children of His, but as the ideal husband is jealous over us as His bride.

When I first read this book, circaI had grown up in the church and attending churches and Bible studies and Sunday School and everything you can think of my entire life. No it is hard and rumbly.


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Tozer dishes out some meaty substance in his writing. No trivia or quizzes yet.

More of a 4. Each chapter is a little essay, and they all build together to a cohesive overall message.

It is striking, in light of the state of contemporary Christianity, that so many books have come across my attention that deal with the role of the Holy Spirit in the church. In the foreword, I found a statement that resonated with me.

The Pursuit of Man: The Divine Conquest of the Human Heart by A.W. Tozer

It challenged me to seek the Spirit more consciously and fervently, and to not be afraid of suffering or pain that may should come from doing so. I knew I wanted to start working my way through the rest of his catalogue.

Likewise, the author’s discussion of the lack of active presence of the Holy Spirit reminds me that the concern over continuation or cessation of the Holy Spirit is by no means a concern only of our times, but one that has been going on for the better part of ocnquest century. Apr 02, Kristian Kilgore rated it it was amazing. Reading this my mind again wandered to a host straight shot of espresso.

Even so, this is a book that certainly provides tough love, and a rebuke of divkne contemporary religious trends, and there is definitely a point in that. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I do this on audio and it is only about three hours long, but it is full of such spiritual truth that by the time it is finished my whole focus has shifted back to Christ and off myself. Bodie Lister marked it as to-read Jan 15, Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees. Return to Book Page. Tozer writes more about the absolute need for separation from the world and warns about the different view which we have about the world.


In this day and age of constant fear of offending people, reading this book was like a drink of cool water on a toaer day.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Daren Lester added it Aug 08, Deliverance can come to ddivine only by the defeat of our old life.

The Spirit in-dwelt life is not a s I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the role of the Holy Spirit in divjne Christian walk. I highly recommend this book and The Pursuit of God by Tozer.

The Divine Conquest

Primary Menu Skip to content. Quite dense in typical Tozer fashion, but SO full of truth. Tozer’s words about the church, written over 50 years ago, seem like a critique that could’ve been written just yesterday! In Word or in Power. This book is referred to as the prequel for The Pursuit of God, but I feel that it stands on its own and I do not see a huge connection to Tozer’s other work.

Much of it centers on the work of the Holy Spirit in saving cconquest. The Holy Spirit pursues the souls and lives of people to conquer them for God. We bear within us the seeds of our own disintegration.

However, Tozer reminds us that becoming a Christian means accepting the Word means inviting an external force to change who we are from the inside out. Open Preview See a Problem? I wish he was still around.