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Aiden Wilson Tozer never sought to be noticed. Nevertheless, he was such a uniquely magnetic character that he unwittingly drew attention to himself. A man of slender build, angular face, and penetrating eyes, A.W. Tozer sported a modest moustache and a pair of wire-rimmed glasses that were nondescript enough to be relatively fashionable in any era. His suits and ties were as conservative as his glasses, but his noticeably large hands, long feet, duck-like walking gait and tangy voice set him apart in a crowd. In brief, he looked almost comically eccentric rather than distinguished, and unless people knew him, they would never have imagined that he
was one of the most admired evangelical spokesmen in the twentieth century.
By the time of his death on May 12, 1963, Tozer had written nine books—all of which were selling well. Two of his volumes, The Pursuit of God (1948) and The Knowledge of the Holy (1961), were already on their way to becoming Christian devotional classics that are read by more people now than during his lifetime. In fact, since his death, Tozer’s articles and sermons have been edited and published into more than forty books...


Lyle Dorsett

Lyle Dorsett, Professor, holds the Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School in Samford University. He taught courses in evangelism, spiritual formation and church history. He also serves as the pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church in Homewood, Alabama. Lyle received his PhD in American history and has published numerous books, including several Christian biographies and three works on C. S. Lewis.


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