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 A. W. (Aiden Wilson) Tozer was born, 4/21/1897, at Newburg, PA (newer name).   Tozer was converted to Christ after hearing a street preacher in Akron, OH where Tozer worked making tires.  It is said that Tozer never owned a car nor learned to drive.  And that he made few pastoral calls.  He did pray, preach, and publish.  He and his wife Ada Cecelia (Pfautz) had six sons and a daughter.  Tozer wrote some forty books among which are God Tells the Man Who Cares, Keyes to the Deeper Life, The Knowledge of the Holy, The Pursuit of God,  The Root of Righteousness and Who Put Jesus on the Cross.  Tozer died 5/12/63 – his grave has this simple epitaph: “A W Tozer – A Man of God.”

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  A religion, even popular Christianity, could enjoy a boom altogether divorced from the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and so leave the church of the next generation worse off…

                – A W Tozer, Keys to the Deeper Life (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub.,1957), 12.

 …That word perfection never meant a spiritual terminal point nor a state of purity that made watchfulness and prayer unnecessary.  Exactly the opposite was true.

                – A W Tozer, Keys to the Deeper Life (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub.,1957), 30.

 …We so desperately need leaders with the gift of discernment…we do not have them and are compelled to fall back upon the techniques of the world.

 This frightening hour calls aloud for men with the gift of prophetic insight.  Instead we have men who conduct surveys, polls and panel discussions.

 We need men with the gift of knowledge.  In their place we have men with scholarship – nothing more.   

                – A W Tozer, Keys to the Deeper Life (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub.,1957), 40.

 …Let us beware of that imitation faith which is no more than a mental assent to truth… True faith invariably brings a witness.

                – A W Tozer, Keys to the Deeper Life (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub.,1957), 52.

A W (Aiden Wilson) Tozer was born this date (4/21/1897) in (what is now) Newburg, PA.  He was converted after hearing a man preaching on the street in Akron, were Tozer was working in a tire factory. 

 It is said that he never owned a car and seldom made pastoral calls.  He did pray, preach, and publish: “The Pursuit of God”, “The Root of Righteousness” and “God Tells the Man Who Cares.”

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