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 "A.W. Tozer: A Twentieth-Century Prophet" by David J. Fant Jr.

3 out of 5 stars.

I had much hopes that this book would be a wonderful biography on A.W. Tozer. However, there is only actually one chapter in the entire book that even tells anything about his life. Perhaps the most interesting thing in the 16 pages actually written about his life is that he got saved through listening to a street preacher, and sometimes he would preach in the streets and organize in-house prayer meetings shortly after he got saved.

After that first chapter, the rest of the book is simply an intellectual biography of Tozer. It mentions some of his most famous works, and explains some of his theology. It also heavily quotes things he wrote in jouranl articles. If one is already well read in Tozer, this book will probably not give too much additional insight into his life or thought process.

Also, I would've given this book 4 out of 5 stars, but page 181, which was supposed to contain a list of Tozer's favorite books that he read, isn't printed in this book! Page 181 is listed in the table of contents... but there is no page 181! That is simply unacceptable. Perhaps my copy is defective... but still, unacceptable.

Jimmy H

 2004/7/16 16:05Profile

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 Re: "A.W. Tozer: A Twentieth-Century Prophet" by David J. Fant Jr.

Dear Jimmy,
Just one little comment...
Your copy is not complete. Page 181 is to be found in other copies. We have posted the book list somewhere among the other Tozer items at this site.

Lars Widerberg

 2004/7/16 16:11Profile

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Charlotte, NC


lol. Well... good to know I guess. Kinda weird that it would not be included. I wonder how often this happens in the print world. I've never seen it happen before. Ah well.

Jimmy H

 2004/7/16 16:19Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


I had much hopes that this book would be a wonderful biography on A.W. Tozer.

In my opinion it is and some later on chapters are rivoting, the man who wrote this has an experience of God that is tangible and could relate the depper chrisitan life of tozer quiet well. Its a easy read and highly recommended on my end.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2004/7/16 16:23Profile

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 The Famous page 181

The Famous page 181 of A. W. Tozer, A twentieth century prophet, by David J. Fant Jr.

For those who would know “the deep things of God.”

Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, Jan van Ruysbroeck
Amendment of Life, Richard Rolle
Ascent of Mt. Carmel, The, John of the Cross
Ascent of Mt. Zion, The, Berdardeno de Laredo
Book of Eternal Wisdom, Henry Suso
Centuries of Meditations, Thomas Traherne
Christian Perfection, Fenelon
Cloud of Unknowing, The Anonymous
Confessions, St. Augustine
Dark Night of the Soul, John of the Cross
Goad of Love, The, Walter Hilton
Guide to True Peace, A, Molinos and others
Hymns, Gerhard Tersteegen
Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis
Introduction to a Devout Life, De Sales
Letters of Direction, de Tourville
On the Incarnation, Athanasius
On the Love of God, Bernard of Clairvaux
Poems, Frederick Faber
Poems, Isaac Watts
Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Private Devotions, Lancelot Andrewes
Proslogium, Anselm
Quiet Way, The, Gerhard Tersteegen
Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich
Scale of Perfection, The, Walter Hilton
Sermons, John Tauler
Song of Songs, Bernard of Clairvaux
Spiritual Combat, The, Lorenzo Scupoli
Spiritual Guide, The, Michael Molinos
Talks of Instruction, Meister Eckhart
Testament of Devotion, A, Thomas Kelly
Theologia Germanica, (Winkworth Translation), Anonymous
Vision of God, The, Nicholas of Cusa
Way of Christ, The, Jacob Boehme

In recommending these books Dr. Tozer did not mean to put his stamp of approval on the entire contents.
Rather they were offered as products of men and women who ardently loved their Lord; if any doctrinal defects should appear these would be far overbalanced by the spiritual verities.

Lars Widerberg

 2004/7/17 4:13Profile

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 Re: The Famous page 181

This list is an immence spiritual challenge.
It is at thesame time a major threat to the theologian.
Blessings to all who dare to handle these items before the Lord.
Thank yo for posting it.

Terry Lee

 2004/7/17 11:25Profile

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