The Knowledge of the Holy

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It’s no secret that college students are required to do lots of reading.  One of the great things about CIU is that we are often required to read books that are spiritually enriching.

Take The Knowledge of the Holy for example.  A.W. Tozer’s little book about the attributes of God is a classic for a reason.  Combining depth and readability in a way not many accomplish, Tozer has made a contribution to the Christian community that endures well beyond his time.

The Knowledge of the Holy, my all-time favorite book, also happens to be required reading for Theology 1.  If you haven’t taken the class, Tozer’s book is worth reading in advance.  If you have taken the class, I still recommend reading it at least once a year.  I read it often and am always challenged, encouraged, and awestruck.   

Want a preview?  Here are a few quotes to reflect on today:

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

“Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightiest word in any language is its word for God.”

“The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.”

“Give us minds to admire that perfection of moral wisdom which found a way to preserve the integrity of heaven and yet receive us there.”

Written by: Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11