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Review of “From the Library of A. W. Tozer: Selections From Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey”, Compiled by James Stuart Bell

“From the Library of A. W. Tozer: Selections From Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey” compiled by James Stuart Bell, is a book containing around 200 selections written by men and women who greatly influenced the ministry of A.W. Tozer. Tozer was a man who was deeply concerned about the state of the modern church and his devotion to purifying the church and getting her back on the right path shows forth in some of the writings contained in this book; unfortunately his questionable devotion to Catholic writers and mystics is also highlighted. While much in this book is valuable (writings by George Mueller, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards), much is also questionable (writings by Teresa of Avila…and other Catholics or Madame Guyon…and other mystics); therefore, the book would not be good for someone young or weak in the faith as it might influence them trust writers not known for their devotion to the truth of God’s Word.

If one is seeking to understand the mind of A. W. Tozer, this is a good reference tool. If one is sound in the faith and able to distinguish sound teaching from unsound teaching, parts of it will be useful as at least some of it is a good compliation of very sound teaching; however, because of the large selections written by Catholics, mystics, etc. I would not recommend it for anyone without a sound understanding of Scripture.

I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review, only an honest one.


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