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Whatever Happened to Worship? (Tozer Classics Series) Paperback – 1 Apr 1986

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic; 2r.e. edition (1 April 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850780102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850780106
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.7 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Tozer’s books continue to offer insight which is relevant and time-tested.’ -- Franklin Graham

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A.W. Tozer was a pastor, author and editor. He wrote several books that are now regarded as classics including ‘The Pursuit of God’ and ‘The Knowledge of the Holy’.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stu on 4 Sep 2012
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I'm nearly finished this book now and it has been such a blessed read so far. Tozer has a fantastic ability of giving the reader a much needed push (or even a kick) in the right direction in their spiritual walk. This book will make you question modern worship and challenge you no matter which denomination you attend or associate yourself with. Tozer does not write this book merely to criticise the church or any particular denomination, but he helps the reader to realise that it is possible to get much, much closer to God and thus challenges us to go for it, by God's grace.
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A really good overview/insight into what biblical worship is to look like and what it is not. I had hoped for slightly more specific examples, or for it just to be a bit longer, but I'm really glad I have this resource to refer to!
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A Call For Churches Everwhere 5 Jun 1998
By Matt Bayley (bayleymj@u.washington.edu) - Published on Amazon.com
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I have experienced diverse worship styles in churches, differing definitions of what that worship means, and confusion as to why worship is essential for the Christan life. In many churches today, there seems to be more of a concern for putting on a show, big productions, etc. than for drawing people into a deeper fellowship with God. For some, worship has become the central theme of their Christian experience, and for others, something that "those wacky Charismatics" experience. Tozer, with prophetic insight, reveals the problem with the church today in relation to its worship and this distressing fact: many in this age have never experienced the sweet fellowship with God that can only come through intiamte worship as the creature to the Creator. This book is highly recommended for all sincere Christians who desire to move past the outer courts of "showy" worship, and into the holy of holies where true worship can be experienced.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Lifestyle Worship 19 Aug 2002
By A. Reum - Published on Amazon.com
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What a thought provoking book! Tozer seeks to inform the reader, or hearer in it's original delivery,that worship is more than a Sunday morning experience. There is more to worship than it's corporate function that most of us know it for. He has no qualms with laying it on the line with statements similar to this. If your not worshiping on Monday then you probably didn't have a genuine experience on Sunday.
This book was written based on Tozer's desire to write it. It's content is based on a series of sermons he delivered about worship, but was unable to write due to his death. Worship is about a lifestyle dedicated unto God! Reading this book will give you opportunity to evaluate your relationship in worshiping God.
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Reclaiming our purpose in Worship. 16 Nov 2008
By Joel D. Weber - Published on Amazon.com
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Tozer writes (or speaks) with such grace and clarity that even 40 years later his words remain fresh, engaging and suited to our everyday language. He longs and agonizes over getting Christians to understand that "...glad and devoted and reverent worship is the normal employment of moral beings."13
In this short book Tozer is not attacking any particular for of worship but rather, with adequate Scriptural examples, redefines the heart of the matter and states that "True worship of God must be a constant and consistent attitude or state of mind within the believer."24 That is, worship can neither be confined to Sunday nor can it have any pleasure to God when our hearts and minds are full of sin.
'tis a beautifully worded book on this topic and takes a very different aim than most. Tozer isolates an unfortunate trend and condition with Christendom, namely our improper view of God and loss of fear. He impresses upon us the greatness and pure holiness of our God and can then define the "fear of God" as "...astonished reverence, breathless adoration, awesome fascination, lofty admiration of the attributes of of and something of the breathless silence that we know when God is near."30
Much of this book takes you away from our plastic gods and limp ideas of God to a deep and revealing study of our awesome creator and sustainer. For truly, Tozer would ask: "How can anyone ever worship God acceptably without knowing what kind of God He really is."41
This book is not amunition for our worship wars, but a rekindling of our inner fire and proper awe of God. A great morning devotional.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A must get 21 Nov 2008
By B. Buxton - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this book is deep. Its not a book about you and how you can get God to do more for you. This book is all about God, but in saying that it means this book is all about you. Read it and read it slow. It will be boring because our excitement doesn't from reading about God, but from ourselves, so press on through the boredom until you hit pay dirt. The pay dirt is the desire to worship Him and in this desire we experience him and in experiencing Him, we are most content.
Tozer on Worship 5 Dec 2014
By PSALTER - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book on worship by A.W. Tozer and it deals with true worship in the power of the Holy Spirit. These were some of Tozer's last sermons preached, at his last pastorate in Toronto, before his death in 1963. There were some interesting points made in these sermons, such as Tozer's strong opposition to drama and acting as a tool for worship. Tozer once said "fake is fake" and we need not rely on entertainment in our worship of God. He also relates a counselling appointment with a young lady in Toronto who was in a lesbian relationship. Unlike many today, Tozer confronted her firmly and told her you are guilty of sodomy and must repent. He didn't allow her to play around with her sin. I found that fascinating because it was 1963, and it wasn't the issue it is today, but it showed the proper way to be truly loving in dealing with sin. This book will lead you to a deeper love and worship for God and onto personal holiness. Highly recommended.
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