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Alive in the Spirit by A.W. Tozer December 21, 2016

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Is the Holy Spirit Active in Your Life?

Many people look to extraordinary experiences as evidence of the Holy Spirit. But what happens when the experience ends? How can we be filled with the Spirit every day in the ordinary things we do?

In never-before-published material taken from A.W. Tozer’s sermons, Alive in the Spirit answers these questions and, in a balanced perspective, explores what the Spirit’s involvement in your life should look like.

Many talk about being filled with the Holy Spirit, but few accept God’s conditions. Tozer lays down these requirements in his trademark bold and wise way. Though every Christian has the Spirit, not every Christian is filled with the Spirit. Knowing the difference will change your life.

My thoughts:

I love A.W. Tozer. He just tells it like it is, he doesn’t sugarcoat the truth to make it easier to swallow and I think we need more of that in our teaching today.

What I loved too, was that he wrote this things long before 2016 but now more than ever we need to hear it and live it. He also had a passion for the church and wanted the church to get it.

I do believe the Holy Spirit is highly neglected in the church today and that is why we lack power. It isn’t that it’s not available we just don’t tap into it.

This is book is truly for everyone because we all need to a wake up call to the Spirit

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Culture by A.W. Tozer May 18, 2016

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I want the world to know that I am a Christian. . . . I may not be a good Christian, but I am still a Christian.
— A. W. Tozer

Political controversy is steadily increasing, highlighting the diverging paths of church and state. With so many polarizing issues all around us, we need to know: What does it look like to be a true Christian in an increasingly unchristian culture?

A. W. Tozer, called a modern prophet in his time, offers wise counsel for exactly this. Though the political and cultural issues now facing us may differ from those of Tozer’s time, the pressures are the same. With a keen sense for how the kingdom of God clashes with the kingdom of man, Tozer guides us in thinking and living as New Testament Christians, not American-Christian conglomerates. He asks us where our allegiances lay, and if we have the courage to live faithfully and effectively as dual citizens.

My Thoughts:

A.W. doesn’t hold anything back. I have read another book by him and wanted to read this one as well.

At times his writing loses me if I am not fully engaged, you definitely have to stay focused when reading his work or you will miss something and the man doesn’t waste words. He has so many profound thoughts.

I highlighted a few as I read:

He talked about how Christians have over simplified our faith and then states: “Whole generations of Christians have grown up believing that this is the faith of our fathers living still, in spite of dungeons, fire and sword. The devil would not be caught dead trying to kill anybody for acting like that. It does not bother him — the only thing devil hates is somebody who is after him.”

“We must seek the Lord. One glimpse of His face will take away all our carnal desires for anything less than that.”

“The Church’s power over the world springs out of her unlikeness to it, never from her integration into it.”

You will find a lot of good things like the above in this book and give you many things to think about.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was give to me through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.