Church Review

Book Review: 

I have always enjoyed A.W. Tozer's books, and I was delighted to receive a copy of this book from the publisher in order to review it. Not only is the cover aesthetically pleasing, but the chapters are succinct, straightforward, and clearly organized with Tozer's thoughts on what is the church, the purpose of the church, church governance, the ability and witness of the church, and so forth. Sounds heavy? It isn't. While I did grow up in the church, I am just now learning about the role of church governance in my 30's, and the importance of organization, and of why leadership is needed, as designed by God. I feel this book clearly illustrates, with Biblical backing, Tozer's thoughts on the church, and describes it in a way that a seminary student or a lay person can easily grasp the concepts. While I did chuckle at Tozer's beliefs in the "no dancing rule" in his own personal household (because come on, King David danced with all his might before the Lord), I overall agreed with Tozer's artfully worded insights. In researching a little more about him, he was born in the late 1800s and died in the mid 1960s, and his love and concern for the church, for the body of believers, for unification amongst believers, is just as prevalent and relevant today as it was during Tozer's lifetime.