We were created in the image of God, and to understand who we are, we need to understand who God is. His very character and nature are reflected through us. Unless we fully grasp who we are, we’ll never become all God wants us to be.
Delighting in God is the message Tozer intended to be the follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy. He demonstrates how the attributes of God–those things God has revealed about himself–are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. We are here to serve and adore him, but we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who he is, which is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort.
Most people are familiar with A.W. Tozer’s pithy quotes, but not the man or his messages. This was true in my case. I asked different people, while reading this book, if they were familiar with him. Most of them gave the same answers, “I’ve heard people quote him. He can be a little legalistic.” But, most admitted they had never read his books or messages.
In Delighting in God, A. W. Tozer talks about having the right perception of God and the effects it has upon the spiritual walk with God. If you are familiar with his quotes you know Tozer doesn’t mince words. You never have to wonder what is on his mind or how he feels about a certain subject. In his book, he shares what we must do to walk with God.
I enjoyed Delighting in God. I found myself highlighting sentences along the way. In one place he talks about hero-worship taking the place of true worship—“magnifying the messenger and minimizing the message.” The more I read, I was reminded of how the more things change, the less they change.
Perhaps some believe him a little legalistic; I think it all depends on the reader. I did not perceive him as such. I believe him to be a man who believed in God and wished to share those beliefs.
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.