A.W. Tozer is routinely described as a 20th century prophet. Tozer served as a pastor in The Christian & Missionary Alliance for 44 years, most of which was spent in South Chicago. During that time his Church grew from about 80 to 800 members. In addition, he served as the Editor of the Alliance Life Magazine from 1950 during which time circulation exploded, primarily because of the demand for his insightful editorials.
Tozer wrote several classic books of Christian Literature in his life-time. Denominational publishing house Christian Publications has compiled many additional books from his recorded sermons and other writings since that time.
Tozer remains a remarkably contemporary voice of prophetic clarity, even today despite the fact that he passed away in 1963 (the same year CS Lewis died.) This is because he had a unique talent for plain and forthright speaking that cut through the typical speaking of religion which tries to be "relevant" to the current day and age. He spoke to matters of the heart that are timeless and as applicable now as they were then.
Snyder's biography of Tozer benefits from access to a great deal of source material present at Christian Publications and also relies on interviews with Tozer's children to give a very good insight into Tozer the man and the context from which he wrote.
Voted one of the most popular books of 1991 by readers of Christianity Today, "In Pursuit of God" is a well written and valuable biography that lays Tozer's life out before his millions of readers who cut across the entire scope of Christendom.
'In Pursuit of God,'is a necessary resource for any true student of Tozer. It is an enjoyable read for those who simply want to know more about the man whose writings have brought them closer to God.