The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Knowledge of the Holy

The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author and Christian mystic A.W. Tozer illuminates God’s attributes—from wisdom, to grace, to mercy—and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, The Knowledge of the Holy shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and...

Details The Knowledge of the Holy

TitleThe Knowledge of the Holy
Release DateOct 6th, 1978
GenreReligion, Theology, Christian, Nonfiction, Christianity, Faith, Christian Living, Spirituality

Reviews The Knowledge of the Holy

  • Matt
    Having never before read A.W. Tozer, I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, and if I expected anything I'm not sure that this was it.The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life is a study in the unstudiable. It is a scrutiny of that which is inherently inscrutable. It is therefore I think doomed from the start, for the knowledge that it would convey is inexpressible and the wisdom ...
  • Sushant
    Great book!There was a story I learned growing up. Five blind men who did not know what an elephant was like found an elephant. Since they could not see, they felt around to imagine what an elephant would be like. One felt the leg and said, "An elephant is like a tower!". Another felt the trunk and said, "No! it is more like a python!". Another felt the tail and said," No! An elephant is more like a rope!". Another felt the stomach and said," You...
  • Robbie Pruitt
    Nothing is more important than a right understanding of God, or "thinking rightly about God." In Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer states, "The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men." Tozer is addressing idol worship that many fall into by thinking wrongly about God.It is into this reality that Tozer speaks in his book, Knowled...
  • Natalie Weber
    This is a brief, but classic, work that I read in preparation for a Bible study in which I was involved this fall. There are 23 chapters, each only several pages long, that expound on some of the many attributes and aspects of God’s nature. A statement in the preface encapsulates nicely why it is so critical to study God: “It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or i...
  • Grace
    This was a great book. I loved the whole premise of keeping God exalted above all, and our main concern. When you get focused enough and in love enough with just who God is and what he’s done for you, you become truly satisfied. We as humans could definitely use that reminder of God more often. Just forgetting the world and following Christ with everything you are. Hard to keep in mind constantly.
  • Michael
    A.W. Tozer begins chapter one saying, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." This is more or less an agreeable statement, however, the view Tozer takes of God is in many ways an antithesis of who God is. The most profound offence is his neglect of the love of God. While for Tozer everything else such as God's Justice and Omnipotence is a scriptural certitude but when it comes to the sentence "God...
  • Michael
    In this work, Tozer tackles arguably the most important question in life—Who is God? He correctly ascertains that so as we think about God, so as life goes. And in his attempt to tell what God is like, he succeeds in at least outlining the major characteristics of God as held by classical, orthodox Christianity. I’d venture to guess that concepts of God’s unity, simplicity, and being aren’t being discussed, much less understood, outside ...
  • Michael Locklear
    "The Knowledge of the Holy" is a wonderful classic by A. W. Tozer, where he deals with the Divine Attributes of God, such as: The self-existence of God The self-sufficiency of God The immutability of God The eternity of God The wisdom of God And more... His faithfulness, love, mercy, grace, holiness, sovereignty, that He is all-knowing (omniscience), all-powerful (omnipotent) and ever-present (omnipresence). This is a marvelous little classic wor...
  • Nina
    Another of Tozer ' s gems. A description of a selection of God's attributes. It is popular now to talk of God in terms of being a god of love. This diminishes Him by making him into a god of one dimension. God operates with an infinite number of attributes ( many we are most likely unaware of) and all simultaneously and equally. By limiting Him we reduce his influence on the world and our lives.
  • Ayden Osman
    This book is amazing and I would recommend it to every Christian our there! It’s extremely important to know who our Lord is, and this book covered that so well! It can be a bit of a hard read, but when you figure out what he’s saying, you not only feel super smart because you know what he’s talking about, but you also learn so much! It’s very well written, and a very important read.
  • Will Bassett
    A must read for every Christian. What is the largest problem with Western Christianity today? A weak gospel and a lack of knowledge and understanding of who God is.This book will open up to you the attributes of God in simplicity and majesty. The most important thing about you is what you think of when you think of God, read this book.
  • Logan
    An exceptional book that serves as a condensed systematic theology. Very simple and easy-to-read, with brief but deep chapters. Each chapter covers an aspect of God and is continuously pointing to how majestic God truly is. This is not meant to be a "one-stop-shop" for your theology but it's a fantastic starting point for beginning a study.
  • Alex
    Love this little book. A.W. Tozer explores the many attributes of God in a way that is refreshing and life-giving. I suggest reading this book slowly to be able to take it all in.
  • Leslie Godwin
    The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer, was my first experience actually reading something by the famous, often quoted Tozer. I have to say it wasn't quite what I expected. The Knowledge of the Holy explores the nature of God by looking at *some* of His attributes. This wouldn't be my go-to for new believers. The speech is lofty and Tozer uses circular logic/reasoning at times. That being said, there were some really great analogies and metapho...
  • Bill
    I read this book at a rate of one chapter each morning, kind of ‘devotional theology’ to go along with regular bible reading and prayer. It was an experiment, and it was great – it may reveal more about my personality than anything else, but I find this kind of theological reading much more encouraging and practically helpful than typical devotional material that I have read in the past. The book itself is known as a classic, and deservedly...
  • Shane Scott
    An amazing amount of profound theology packed into a small volume, and communicated in simple and concise language.
  • Laurel Hicks
    One can hardly go wrong with Tozer.
  • Robert Vincent
    Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. TozerIn my early Christian life I had made it a practice to read this book every year. Now after I had stopped doing that after several years, a bible study partner mentioned he had been reading Knowledge of the Holy. That prompted me to pick it up again and I finished reading it in three sittings. It is indeed a short book filled with a wonderful word display of the attributes of God.Tozer does lead the reader to a...
  • Candice
    For a mere review from me reduces any holiness for the grandiose scale of the book though short in quantity however irrelevant to quality, I've added quotes that touched me. Reflection upon revealed truth naturally follows the advent of faith, but faith comes first to the hearing ear, not to the cogitating mind. The believing man does not ponder the Word and arrive at faith by a process of reasoning, nor does he seek confirmation of faith from ph...
  • Destin Givens
    This is the best book I've read to date on the Attributes of God, and quite possibly the most helpful book of theology I've read to date.Tozer's handling of God's attributes are done from a perspective of awe and reverence. Never have I seen such a mix of stout theological rigor and love/adoration.Reading this caused me to want to know my Holy Father more. Not just to know more about Him in theory but to know Him intimately. To chase after this g...
  • Amy Litzelman
    A.W. Tozer is much love and respected with good reason. He speaks truth in straight forward sentences that cause the reader to stop and ponder. The first line of "The Knowledge of the Holy" grabbed my heart and attention so fully that it took me most of the day to get past it as I savored it over and over... and I go back to it again and again as a favorite quote:"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about...
  • Jim Golden
    What can I say about a book that gives you a first hand look into the face of God except I hope you enjoy it as much as I did as many times as I did. This is a book that you will return to time and time again as you seek God's Holy Spirit to turn its truth into revelation in your life.
  • Emanuela
    O carte folositoare pentru cei care cauta sa cunoasca mai mult despre Dumnezeu, caci cunoasterea Lui nu se poate implini decat personal, si nu prin carti, sunt descrise trasaturile Fiintei Lui si caracterul Lui, atat cat se poate prin cuvinte...Tozer chiar a fost un om pocait.
  • Megan Lane
    This book is amazing.Who is God? Why does it matter? God is there and that is enough, right?Wrong.It makes a very big difference in how we think, speak, and act. What we believe about God seeps into every part of our lives, as well it should. Tozer relies first and foremost on Scripture to speak for him, but also pulls from Christian poems and hymns often. He writes with beauty and grace, and he doesn't drag. He says what needs to be said and mov...
  • Issabella
    This little book is packed full of so much truth that is was at first overwhelming. The style in which it is written is beautiful, a little like Lewis. Tozer takes truths that you expect you know a decent amount and draws them out so brilliantly you are left feeling wonderfully small in comparison to the great mass of beauty and goodness that is God. This book is very comforting, poetic, and philosophical (which is my favorite kind of book). As f...
  • Greg Bodwell
    I found this to be helpful book that reminded me of the glory of God. The chapters are very short and lend themselves to a daily devotional reading. I would recommend this to someone curious about who God is and what the Bible reveals of his character or for a Christian who wants to be reminded of the holiness and majesty of God.
  • Sherry Elmer
    Tozer says in the beginning of this book that if people still read Augustine, there would be no need for his book. Well, I am reading Augustine, and I still think this book is well worth reading. It is a dense book that needs to be read with a pen and paper in hand, and deserves to be read again and again.
  • Connie Couto
    Arise, my soul, arise; Shake off thy guilty fears; The bleeding Sacrifice In my behalf appears: Before the throne my Surety stands, My name is written on His hands. My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear: He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear: With confidence I now draw nigh, And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry. Charles Wesley
  • Signe M
    Exceptional. Wisdom that results from years of serving and seeing all that is wrong with Church and “christians” - that’s what Tozer gives us. Wish would have read it in my Sunday school classes 25 years ago. Must read for all looking for solid answers reagarding Holy and meaning of believing.
  • Roddy Aguirre
    It’s a great book studying all the perspectives and attributes of God. I wish more scripture reference (with cross references) was added into the book, but overall it is a great book for anyone who is interested in grasping a better understanding of God. 8.0/10