A Passion for God, the Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer by Lyle Dorsett

If you prefer your spiritual heroes air-brushed and fitted with halos you might want to skip this most recent biography of A. W. Tozer. Dorsett paints Tozer as a man of God but one with more than his share of flaws. Tozer’s passion for God and his intolerance of superficial spirituality are legionary. Some of his books, such as The Knowledge of the Holy, and The Pursuit of God, are Christian classics which have had profound affect on generations of serious believers. In his lifetime Tozer was a most sought after preacher, calling his hearers to a deeper commitment to God. He was especially effective with high school and college age young people who heard a fresh and authentic voice in Tozer’s message. But there were at least three troubling elements in Tozer’s life. First, his involvement with the Christian and Missionary Alliance was far more active than most...