Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A.W. Tozer on good books

"The best book is not one that informs merely, but one that stirs the reader up to inform himself. The best writer is one who goes through the world of ideas like a friendly guide who walks beside us through the forest pointing out to us a hundred natural wonders that we had not noticed before.

The writer does most for us who brings to our attention thoughts that lay close to our minds waiting to be acknowledged as our own. Such a man acts as a midwife to assist the birth of ideas that had been gestating long within our souls, but which without his help might not have been born at all.

There are few emotions so satisfying as the joy that comes from the act of recognition when we see and identity our own thoughts. We have all had teachers who sought to educate us by feeding us alien ideas into our minds, ideas which we felt no spiritual or intellectual kinship."

-A.W. Tozer from Man: The Dwelling Place of God

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Blogger Susan said...

Man, I haven't read your blog in forever. This post reminds me why I enjoy it so much!

7/08/2008 9:32 AM  

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