The chapters of this book were originally preached as sermons at Southside Alliance Church in Chicago. Whether spoken or written, Tozer's words were designed to "promote personal heart religion" among God's people.
"A 20th century prophet" they called him even in his own lifetime. For 31 years he was pastor of Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, where his reputation as a man of God was citywide. Concurrently, he became editor of Alliance Life, a responsibility he fulfilled until his death in 1963. His greatest legacy to the Christian world has been more than 40 books, including this one.
Based on sermons that Tozer preached from the opening chapters of the letter to the Hebrews. In this volume, the eternal glories of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, glow forth in every message.
"God knows us so well that he does a number of little providential things at the very moment of our need. We think we have planned and executed everything all by ourselves. We are not aware that it has been God's plan and that He has been out there ahead of us the whole time." —Chapter 5, Jesus, Lord of the Angels
"Quietly, triumphantly He pleads...for the preservation and victory of God's believing children." —Chapter 9, Jesus, Like unto Melchizedek
"What I have been saved to is much more important than what I was saved from." —Chapter 9, Jesus, Like unto Melchizedek
"Jesus died to activate the terms of the will to all its beneficiaries; Jesus rose to victory from the grave to administer the will." —Chapter 11, Jesus, Mediator of the New Will
"If a sermon can be compared to light, then A.W. Tozer released a laser beam from the pulpit, a beam that penetrated your heart." —Warren Wiersbe