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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Return to Book Page. Preview — The Pursuit of Man by A. The Pursuit of Man: Admitting to having been forced by “inward pressure” and an “unbearable burden” to write it, Tozer’s aim was to assure believers that if they want tozed know the power of Christ, they must be invaded by God.

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If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity.

The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old tozr condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross The Divine Conquest?

See 1 question about The Pursuit of Man…. Lists with This Book. Are you willing to let your personality be taken over by another, even if that other by the Spirit of God Himself? If the Spirit takes charge of your life He will expect unquestioning obedience in everything.

He ill not tolerate in you the self-sins even though they are permitted and excused by most Christians. By the self-sins I mean self-l “Are you sure you want to be filled with a Spirit who, though He is like Jesus in His gentleness and love, will nevertheless demand to be Lord of your life?

By the self-sins I mean self-love, self-pity, self-seeking, self-confidence, self-righteousness, self-aggrandizement, self-defense. You will find the spirit to be in sharp opposition to the easy ways of the wold and of the mixed multitude within the precincts of religion. He will be jealous over you for good. He will not allow you to boast or swagger or show off.

He will take the direction of your life away from you. He will reserve the right to test you, to discipline you, to chasten you for your soul’s sake.

He may strip you of many of those borderline pleasures which other Christians enjoy coquest which are to you a source of refined evil Being so immersed in the world of espresso, I have been wrecked to inferior coffee.

At times I ironically proclaim, tozzer to Elaine, that my coffee snobbery is my burden to bear. That is the way it is with the Spirit, says Tozer, He wrecks us. We no longer are satisfied with the “borderline pleasures,” but long for something deeper and more real. The good and pleasurable Folgers or Maxwell House becomes “refined evil. Yet the flesh will whimper under His yoke and cry out divihe it as a burden too great to bear. And you will be permitted to enjoy the solemn privilege of suffering to ‘fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ’ in your flesh for His body’s sake, which is the Church.


Now, with the conditions before you, do you still want to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Reading this my mind again wandered to a host straight shot of espresso. Those of us who drink it, know that we don’t do it for the fun of it. It is not a fonquest drink. No it is hard and rumbly. Its ultimate pleasure is through the suffering. Dear God, wreck me for you. Bring me along the way of the cross!

Felt like the scattered musings of an insightful theologian. It should have been much better, had the author taken the time to revise, add, and rewrite. I should give this three stars, because there are some good truths here.

But it’s mostly a forgetful book.

While the main focus seemed to tozef on the Holy Spirit I think? I wanted more focus and conclusions. I received a free copy of this book while at Book Expo Ame Felt like the scattered musings of an insightful theologian. Jan 14, Kurt Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is conqiest deeper and harder to understand that the previous Tozer book I read. The text below are key parts of the book that were key to help with my understanding of election.

The right of determination must always remain with God. God toaer indeed lent to every man the power to lock his heart and stalk away darkly into his self-chosen conquext, as He has lent to every man the ability to respond to His overtures of grace, but wh This book is much deeper and harder to understand that the previous Tozer book I read. He is the Author of our faith as He must be its Finisher. We bear within us the seeds of our own disintegration. Our moral imprudence puts us always in danger of accidental or reckless self-destruction.

The Divine Conquest

The strength of our flesh is an ever present danger to our souls. Deliverance can come to us only by the defeat of our old life. Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees.

God rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance. Then He invades our natures with that ancient and eternal life which is from the beginning.

So He conquers us and by that benign conquest saves us for Himself. A man can die of starvation knowing all about bread, and a man can remain spiritually dead while knowing all the historic facts of Christianity. The doctrine of the inability of the human mind and the need for divine illumination is so fully developed in the New Testament that it is nothing short of astonishing that we should have gone so far astray from the whole thing.

For a man to understand revealed truth requires an act of God equal to the original act which inspired the text. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?

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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Apr 02, Kristian Kilgore rated it it was amazing.

AW Tozer has a unique quality in his writing. He has the ability to put off the lofty ideas of scholarly pursuit and elevate the pursuit of the Divine as central and singular. He does this, ironically, by approaching spiritual things in a scholarly way; and he accomplishes this feat without the slightest hint of hypocrisy or contradiction.

I cannot deny that I am not exactly biased when it comes to works by AW Tozer. His style, his passion, and the depth of his thinking have a way of rooting int AW Tozer has a unique quality in his writing. His style, his passion, and the depth of his thinking have a way of rooting into unexplored places inside my mind and heart and touching previously unknown nerves in my spirit.

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He is, for me, addictive. I don’t always agree with his social commentary, I believe that he was concerned, to certain degree, with protecting a way of life that he viewed as beneficial and so he condemned certain cultural things that I consider to be quite neutral with regard to righteousness and holiness. But the thing Tozer does that endears him to me, even in those moments when I disagree with some bit of application, is this: Though he “preaches” it is never “preachy” because it is always rooted and grounded in both his and the reader’s ultimate joy.

This book, “The Pursuit of Man” is no different.

In ddivine opening chapters he makes reference to some mechanics of knowing God and how we can know Him and why we should know Him. He diagnosis, in abstract and poetic strokes, the modern condition as opposed to the Biblical expectation in passages like this: And did Paul mean one thing and they another? I fear that it is so, that there are two crosses, the old cross and the new It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of self-assured, carnal Christianity whose hands are indeed the hands of Abel but whose voice is the voice of Cane.

The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned, the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh, the new cross encourages it.

The old cross brought tears and blood, the new cross brings laughter. The last half of the book is focused on the Holy Spirit. As the title of the book suggests, there is conwuest pursuant aspect to God where He seeks us and searches us out. Tozer asserts that the agent responsible for this is the Spirit of God.