05 April 2015
Book Description-314: THE DANGERS OF A SHALLOW FAITH (DR. A. W. TOZER)
The true Christian faith is based on what God said in the Bible, but many Christians do not have that kind of faith. Dr. A. W. Tozer said it as: “shallow faith”. What is that? What are the characteristic? How should we solve that shallow faith?
Get the answers in the
THE DANGERS OF A SHALLOW FAITH
by: DR. A. W. TOZER
compiled and edited by: Rev. Dr. James L. Snyder
(Pastor at Family of God Fellowship, Ocala, Florida who received Doctor of Letters honorary from Trinity College, Florida)
Publisher: Regal, Gospel Light, Ventura, California, 2012
In his book, Dr. A. W. Tozer explains what shallow faith is and its characteristics, such as apostasy, seeking a substitute for God, false teaching, spiritual lethargy, and backsliding. Those dangers should be recognized by evangelical Christians, such as the danger of victory and defeat; bondage and liberty; idleness and busyness; prosperity and adversity; and postponed living. After knowing all of dangers in evangelical Christians, how should we solve those dangers? In the third part, Dr. Tozer explains the paths to overcoming those dangers, such as: resisting the world’s propaganda, contemplating our ways (do we still obey Him or not), living the dynamics of God’s kingom, getting ready to fight the good fight (spiritual battle), and living as an intentional Christian who is a Christian who is powered by the Holy Spirit to have a lifestyle which contrary to everything around us in our culture. Let this book inspires and motivates us to do what God wants us to do in growing faith.
Biography of Dr. A. W. Tozer:
Aiden Wilson (A. W.) Tozer, Litt.D. (HC), LL.D. (HC) who was born on April 21st, 1897 in La Jose (now Newburg), a farming community in the hills of western Pennsylvania is a pastor of Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) in 1919-1963 and an editor of Alliance Witness (now: Alliance Life) in 1950-1963. In 1950, Tozer received an honorary Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.) from Wheaton College and in 1952, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Houghton College. He married with Ada Cecelia Pfautz and they have seven children: 6 boys and 1 girl. He died on May 12th, 1963. He has written many books, such as The Pursuit of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, etc.