Happy Birthday - A.W. Tozer

When and Where: Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 - May 12, 1963) was an pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor. A.W. Tozer became a pastor when he was 22. He spent most of his career at Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, where he served 31 years.
Style: Tozer was a man of prayer who wholeheartedly strove to make worship a major part of his everyday life. It has been said that he spent more time on his knees than at his desk. In addition to his lifelong love of prayer, he was also very fond of words. His sermons and published pieces are filled with beautifully written sentences that go way beyond mere thoughts haphazardly thrown out for review...they are carefully, creatively constructed reflections of the charm, wit, and authenticity that made him famous. The man was a creative, spiritual genius!
Noteworthy Accomplishments: The epitaph on his tombstone in Akron, OH, sums it up best: "A man of God." His very real, authentic faith was indeed his greatest accomplishment and contribution to the world. Though he didn't have a formal theological education, he was a marvelous pastor and served as editor of Alliance Life, the Christian & Missionary Alliance's denominational newsletter. He also authored more than 40 books, the two most famous being The Knowledge of the Holy and The Pursuit of God.
Timeless Wisdom: Don't settle for a mediocre Christian life when you could have something so much more vibrant and alive. An authentic, active relationship with Christ takes work, but the return on the investment of time and self is more than you could ever imagine.

From the book 20 Things You Should Read.
For more visit his Wikipedia page here and this website.

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