Watchman Nee’s “The Normal Christian Life” Summed Up in Six Key Quotes

Take a book and boil it down to a handful of short, memorable quotes that best express the ideas of that book. This is a not an easy task, especially for a great and greatly quotable book like Watchman Nee’s The Normal Christian Life. Nevertheless, this is what I have tried to do in this … Continue reading Watchman Nee’s “The Normal Christian Life” Summed Up in Six Key Quotes

Learning to See All of Life as Worship

“One of the greatest hindrances to internal peace which the Christian encounters is the common habit of dividing our lives into two areas, the sacred and the secular.” This is how A. W. Tozer began the last chapter of The Pursuit of God. That chapter, "The Sacrament of Living," was an attack on what he … Continue reading Learning to See All of Life as Worship

Victorious Spiritual Experience Summed Up in Three Words

“Be thou exalted.” These are the three words that A. W. Tozer used to describe what he called “the language of victorious spiritual experience.” He did this in chapter eight of The Pursuit of God, “Restoring the Creator-creature Relation.” According to Tozer, “be thou exalted” is our proper response as creatures. It's “the only thinkable … Continue reading Victorious Spiritual Experience Summed Up in Three Words

Three Tips for Cultivating Spiritual Receptivity

The fifth chapter of A. W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God is titled “The Universal Presence.” In it, Tozer talks about cultivating a sense of that presence. Here are three tips taken from that chapter. 1. Don't Think in Terms of Space and Place God is everywhere already. To draw near to God is never a … Continue reading Three Tips for Cultivating Spiritual Receptivity

We Walk by Faith Not by Sight, Not by Imagination

Here's an interesting way to construct a chapter of a book: build up to a key paragraph for the first third of the chapter, then spend the rest of the chapter clarifying what you meant by two of the key words in that key paragraph. The fourth chapter of The Pursuit of God is built … Continue reading We Walk by Faith Not by Sight, Not by Imagination