Saturday, February 20, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY 2010-#2 - Another Powerful Book

For Spiritual Sunday today I am once again recommending and sharing a wonderful book God just placed in my hands that has stirred me deeply. Go here to share all the other wonderful Spiritual Sunday posts.

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Any who follow my blog know that I am an avid reader of Christian Literature. I wish I had kept track of the number of these books I have read since being saved in 1955.

The very first book I read, after making Jesus my Savior, was Anna Whitall Smiths "The Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life". A woman from church gave it to me. It was truly a gift from God because it blessed me so much, and helped set my feet on the right path for my growth in this new life as a Child of God. That book still sits on my bookshelf and I have read it numerous times and given away a lot of copies to others. Some books become like "special friends" which I hang on to for dear life. I will loan you MY copy but I want it back!!!!

I just posted about "The Bait of Satan" by John Bevere on February 12th. Since then I read, "Toronto Blessing" by Dave Roberts. It was an ok book. If I start a book I will finish it, no matter what!!! This book gave me some insight behind the Toronto move of God but the book itself was not, for me at least, a great read.

The next book was one of those wonderful NEW friends who will be on my bookshelf for the rest of my life!!! I seem to be going through a period where the Lord is blessing me with wonderful book, after wonderful book !!! Thank you, Jesus.



My friend, Carmel, brought a box of books over to my home a few weeks ago. When I saw this one by A.W. Tozer I really got excited because I love his writing. He always speaks to a very deep place within my Soul and Spirit.


It is a small book, only 128 pages, with 10 Chapters. My favorite Chapter was #7 - The Gaze of the Soul, but the book starts off with a bang in Chapter #1 - Following Hard After God.


To any of you who desire to "Follow Hard After God" I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It gave me an even deeper understanding of my walk with my Lord.

A.W. Tozer has written 26 other books......now I can't wait to read more of them. If any of you have read his work please let me know which one and if you'd recommend it. If you've read "The Pursuit Of God" I'd like to hear your comments and feelings. If you read it after my recommendation I hope you'll let me know how it affected you.

HAPPY READING

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29 comments:

Glenda said...

I, too, have been touched by Anna Whitall Smith's writings. In fact, I read one of her poems this morning in Streams in the Desert, which includes quite a few of her pieces. God uses Streams in the Desert to speak to me over and over again. I'm thankful for God-inspired writers, both from the past and the present!

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing this post.
Happy Reading to you!

Whidbey Woman said...

It is good to read. I think fewer people are doing that these days! Thanks for sharing your recommendations with us.
God bless!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I have heard of Tozier but don't think I've ready any of his books. I'll have to check with Clif. We have hundreds of books. I hope we have the one you recommended.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

The Muse said...

http://adivashammer.com/

a very in depth review...and now i will have to look for that book in my next trip to the bookstore!

Janiece said...

I got The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life around 1979 and read it over and over and over. I have memories of two babies playing in the back yard while I was reading it.

I bought the book you recommended, Bait of Satan. It's going to be one of those that I read over and over as well. It's a great book full of so much good advice and wisdom.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Susan,
I love AW Tozer's writings too! I also love to read and many of my books are like good friends to me. There are several I have read over and over as I never tire of their contents. And like you, I will lend them out but I want them back. Thank you for your post. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Blessings,
Sandi

GInger said...

This book sounds like one I would keep. I will have to try a find a copy. I wish I could find a little more time to read. I have a little more time these days, so I hope to read some of the recommendations.
Blessings,
Ginger

RCUBEs said...

I love Tozer's writings too. His great love for the Lord shows through his written words. God bless.

JOE TODD said...

More books to check out. Thanks for sharing

Saleslady371 said...

Great books you are reading! Thank you for your prayers.

Mevely317 said...

I so appreciate hearing book recommendations from others, whose journeys I respect. Thank you, Susan!

Myra

Cathy said...

I have heard that book by Tozier is very good. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings ~

micey said...

Yup... This is a very good book. =)

jeanne said...

Thank you for the list of books that can inspire. Happy reading.

Happy birthday to your granddaughter. Our grands complete our circle don't they?

Hugs, Jeanne

Diva Kreszl said...

thanks so much for sharing your reading list with us, I too enjoy reading Christian books and have recently begun reading 'Fearless' by Max lucado. I look forward to checking out some of your recommendations!

Apron Senorita said...

Happy Spiritual Sunday Susan,

Thank you so much for your posting. It is such a blessing. I'm glad that you came by for a visit, and please feel free to copy the picture on my blog.

God Bless You!
Yoli :)

Georgia said...

Oh, I love when anyone suggests a good book that will help in my walk with Jesus. I don't think I've ever read anything from Tozer, but I sure will check it out. Thank you for the recommendation.

God bless you today and every day!

Georgia

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I read The Bait of Satan years ago and remember it being good, some good insights in it. I have the Tozer book on my shelf but have never read it. I think it is time!

Clif said...

Great post. I first read The Pursuit of God many years ago. I have read it and parts of it over and over. I will come back when I have more time and leave a few comments about Tozier and his books. I review new books on my blog. I probably should review some of the ones I consider classics for those who read my blog.

Renee said...

Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recommendations. God bless.

Maxine said...

Susan, you really are quite a reader. I know what you mean about certain books becoming like old friends. Thanks for giving us so many good recommendations.

Djfshop said...

I'm a bit of a bookaholic. Most of my books are Christian reads and studies as well. I will follow you to see your recommendations. Thank you!

Barbara said...

As much as there are so many great new writers on the block these days, these writers from some time back have great insights that are applicable to today.
The one I have in my library is:
The Divine Conquest.

daylily777 said...

I love A. W. Tozer.!Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
~Myrna

Kahri said...

I love your book recommendations! I am keeping them all so I can read them when I have time. I actually have this book on my iphone and plan to read it soon!

Kahri said...

Here is a free version of the book (online) http://www.theboc.com/freestuff/awtozer/books/the_pursuit_of_god/index.html:

Tina said...

I LOVE that book!