A. W. Tozer was a man known for his personal intimacy with God and for inspiring in others that same intimacy. He authored over a dozen books, and is probably best known for The Pursuit Of God and Knowledge Of The Holy.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1897, he found the Lord at the age of 17 and became a pastor when he was only 22. Tozer pastored a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Chicago for 31 years before moving to Toronto where he served until he died in 1963.
In the last few years many of his spoken messages given at Avenue Road Alliance Church in Toronto have been transcribed and published in book form. Together with his hundreds of editorials taken from the Alliance Witness they constitute a wealth of reading material published in dozens of books under his name.
The official repository of Tozer's writings is Christian Publications, the publishing house of the C&MA.