Book review: Worship by Tozer

February 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Adult Book Reviews

Book Title: Worship

Author: A.W. Tozer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Amazon Info:

The best of A. W. Tozer, on one of his favorite subjects

Few subjects invigorated A. W. Tozer like the topic of worship. He saw it—like the church has traditionally—as the sole reason for which creation exists.

Worship: The Reason We Were Created features collections from the beloved spiritual writer on this important topic. The church’s current worship is emaciated; its thoughts of God are too low. Here is a compilation to raise those thoughts high once more, and provoke the church to true, spiritual worship.

Topics include:

  • The act and object of worship
  • The Presence of God
  • Worship throughout the week
  • Feelings and emotion in worship
  • Man as a worshipping creature

If it’s true that we are made to worship God, that it is the sole reason that we exist, that we are most alive when we live for His glory, then reading Worship is more than time well spent. It is time invested in the very foundation of your life.

My rating: 4 stars
My review:

I’m an A.W. Tozer fan.  I’ve read several compilation books that Moody has put out, including Culture which was an excellent read.  This one is nice too but for some reason I got caught up with how much it reads like a selection of transcribed conversations rather than just his written thoughts. And while I agree that getting everything he says is important, it made for bogged down reading on a topic that’s sacred, and pretty serious.  I bet they were great audios, though.

But, if you can get past the “we’re just having a chat” wording of the book, there’s so much great theology: ” God made us to worship Him, and when we’re not worshiping, we’re stars without light, sun without heat, clouds without water, and birds without song.”

God is worthy of worship. It’s pretty simple. And most of the time, during our normal days, we seem to forget that fact. Tozer helps us to remember and keep remembering. And worship more.

About the same time I received this book, I also was reviewing another book on the topic of worship. This one is far above the other because of the depth of the authors passion for God Himself.


I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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