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A Challenge from A.W. Tozer


“Why does today’s Christian find the reading of great books always beyond him? Certainly intellectual powers do not wane from one generation to another. We are as smart as our fathers, and any thought they could entertain we can entertain if we are sufficiently interested to make the effort. The major cause of the decline in the quality of current Christian literature is not intellectual but spiritual. To enjoy a great religious book requires a degree of consecration to God and detachment from the world that few modern Christians have. The early Christian Fathers, the Mystics, the Puritans, are not hard to understand, but they inhabit the highlands where the air is crisp and rarefied, and none but the God-enamored can come.” ~ A.W. Tozer

-Mark (grateful for God to give the C&MA denomination such a great man as Pastor Tozer)

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  1. Michael Olvey
    May 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    C. S. Lewis would agree. To sum up a quote by Lewis–With all of the “great books” available to read, why ever even read a “good book”???

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