He was called a "20th century prophet" even in his own lifetime. Born on a Pennsylvania farm in 1897, A.W. Tozer became a pastor at the age of 22 when he was ordained by The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
For 31 years in Chicago, he was pastor of the Southside Alliance Church where his reputation was citywide. Concurrently he became the editor of Alliance Life, a responsibility he fulfilled until his death in 1963.
Tozer's greatest legacy to the Christian world has been his more than 40 books, tracts and booklets, including this one. His best known book is The Pursuit of God which has sold over one million copies in 20 languages.