So do not seek to hide from it.
Do not accept an easy way.
Do not allow yourself to be patted to sleep in a comfortable church, void of power and barren of fruit.
Do not paint the cross nor deck it with flowers.
Take it for what it is, as it is, and you fill find the rugged way to death and life.
Let it slay you utterly.
– A. W. Tozer, from "Coddled or Crucified?” in The Radical Cross
In this collection of short essays, Tozer considers with piercing conviction the offense and power of the cross. May you venture unguarded into this book, that you might be utterly changed.
Tozer states this bluntly in the book's beginning, and he carries the sentiment through the last chapter.
In God Tells the Man Who Cares, Tozer urges the believer to be vigilant in his pursuit of God's voice in his life. He reminds us that stillness and meditation on the Spirit of God may be more spiritually profitable than the front of religion that is so prevalent in modern society. Stillness is the quality that is so often lost in the business of today's world. To be still and know that He is God is an old truth that is much quoted but rarely lived.
Tozer's convicting voice will bring you to a new and humbling place in your relationship with the Lord. He invites you to lay your emotions at God’s feet, provides insight into the true nature of a servant's heart, and decries many aspects of institutionalized Christianity, warning against artificial religion with these words: “[It] is a disease of the soul, and can only be healed by the Physician of souls."
On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions:The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?
Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live.
Five benefits of knowing your purpose:It will explain the meaning of your life.It will simplify your life.It will focus your life.It will increase your motivation.It will prepare you for eternity.
This new, expanded edition has been created for a new generation of readers.