The Knowledge of the Holy, by A. W. Tozer

April 14, 2011 at 13:39 (Book Reviews, Highly Rated Books, Theology) (, , , , )


Extremely stiffly written, with very little charm or interpersonality, which certainly made this rather hard to read. Not quite the earth-shaking book that its reputation suggests; and yet the simple fact that Tozer is such an influential author and his ideas so widely disseminated and commonly quoted throughout Twentieth Century Christianity might explain why his book seemed rather basic.

The chief flags being waved here are the deity of Christ, the unapproachable holiness of God, the easy cohabitation of the Lord’s attributes and an heroic attempt to explain God’s transcendence. All manifestly worthy subject matter, and while Tozer does not explain his thoughts on any of his subject in great depth, he is clear and bold in asserting his beliefs.

No reader ought to expect to “understand the attributes of God” after reading this, but one ought to at least understand what those attributes are, and even hearing the subtitles of each chapter in this book for the first time will do wonders for any Christian’s theology.

1 Comment

  1. Ilana Mayim said,

    I stumbled upon this book at age 17 and absolutely loved it! Can’t say I understood it perfectly but deep certainly called out to deep.

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