To say that I am a fan of A.W. Tozer’s writings would be an understatement. I have read many of his works that has been published over the years. I appreciate his style and approach to topics of the faith. When I got the opportunity to read a “never before published” work of his, I was a little excited. The work that I am talking about is The Wisdom of God.
The Wisdom of God is a collection of sermons and thoughts from sermons that has been compiled by James L. Snyder. This is an important thing to remember as you read this book because you will find that there are topics and statements that are repeated often in various chapters. At first, it was a little annoying reading the same thing over and over and over, but once I got my brain wrapped around that these were different sermons compiled together into a book, it helped.
Snyder shows how Tozer reveals what the wisdom of God is all about. As the book cover shares, “wisdom is more than just a list of instructions – it is a part of God’s character, inseparable from His love and grace.” The book is broken up into twenty-three chapters covering the topic of the wisdom of God and how it applies in different situations.
I would say that this was a different read that the normal Tozer work. The compilation of various sermons into a book was sometimes repetitive, but the meat of what is shared is still inspiring and causes the reader to look at this topic that plays such a big role in the Bible in a fresh manner.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to get a fresh look at what the wisdom of God is about. I would remind the reader that this is a compilation of sermons and materials so do not be surprised when certain things are often repeated and when the chapters do not necessarily flow into one another. Otherwise, it is a good read.