The Early Tozer: A Word in Season
: The Early Tozer: A Word in Season, a compilation by James L. Snyder, contains selected articles of A.W. Tozer from his earliest years. In the1940s and 50s, A.W. Tozer wrote a regular column for the Alliance Weekly and...
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The Early Tozer: A Word in Season, a compilation by James L. Snyder, contains selected articles of A.W. Tozer from his earliest years. In the1940s and 50s, A.W. Tozer wrote a regular column for the Alliance Weekly and this book is a selection of the many columns published in there before he wrote Pursuit of God. This is an illumination of the many basic challenges of the Christian faith. These were the writings that were instrumental in getting Tozer elected to the office of editor of Alliance Weekly from 1950-1963. Tozer opens with a reminder that we are all in debt to God for His grace. The rest of the chapters fall into place from this cornerstone of the belief. Tozer urges sincerity among believers, in fellowship with one another and with God. A Word in Season covers such issues as repentance, public readings of Scripture and the notion that a church's ministry is a gauge of its spiritual well-being. This book focuses on the health of the church as a limb of the Body of Christ and the importance and integrity of that position. Tozer stands firm in his theology and his unapologetic criticisms of the modern church. He declares that the most important thing is a right relationship with God, while reminding his readers that as believers, they are saved by the grace of God on His terms, as well as revealing anew the importance of surrendering to His will.
A. W. Tozer died in 1963, but his life and spiritual legacy continue to draw many into a deeper knowledge of God. During his lifetime, Tozer pastored several Christian and Missionary Alliance churches. Missions and the deeper life in Christ were his primary focus. He also served as editor of the Alliance Life. Tozer authored more than 40 books, (at least two of which are considered classics: The Pursuit of God and Knowledge of the Holy), a tremendous accomplishment for a man who never received a formal theological education. The presence of God was his classroom, his notebooks and tools consisted of prayer, God's Word, and the writings of early Christians and theologians, the Puritans, and great men of faith. - Publisher.
JAMES L. SNYDER is the pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church (1973 to present). He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A. W. Tozer, and has written a number of books as well as numerous essays in Christian periodicals about Tozer. He has a weekly radio ministry, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column carried by 35 newspapers, as well as over a dozen monthly magazines, both online and print.