Why would we take time to read a biographical account of a famous pastor?
Although we may recall the name Aiden Wilson Tozer, do we know how this “farm boy with limited religious upbringing” became a pastor? More importantly, why is he considered the “most influential and least recognized evangelical spokesmen of the twentieth century”?
Lyle W. Dorsett, author of A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer, records in detail the childhood, adult life, and ministry of a great man who left us with many lessons. Since we must admit we know not everything about what it means to be a Christ follower, it’s advisable to study the lives of those who may have more answers than we do.
John Woodbridge of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School states, “For those who hunger to know the Lord in a deeper way, Lyle Dorsett’s masterful account of A. W. Tozer’s spiritual journey will encourage, inspire and challenge. This book is simply a must read for serious Christians.”
In some biographies, we read either of the very best or the very worse of a person’s life. It’s as if half the pages are missing. Rarely do we come to learn from cover to cover the complete story. That’s an abbreviated course to follow and expect to make a full assessment. Lyle Dorsett compassionately gives us all the details, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Pick up this all-encompassing and fascinating book in the Solid Rock Library.