God commands Christians to both bear fruit and be rooted in Christ. But one comes before the other. In this collection of short essays, Tozer writes about the need for communion with God in the life of the believer. He critiques the focus on fruit and not on the Fount, offering thoughtful and practical insights for living the nourished life.
For the Christian eager to bear fruit-the busy one bearing little, the young one wanting growth, or the long-timer feeling discouraged-The Root of the Righteous is indispensable. May Tozer bring you to the center, to the Vine, that you may bear fruit for your joy and God’s good pleasure.
I clearly have a problem — this is my fourth A. W. Tozer book this year, and I still want more.
Like his other books, the insights in The Root of the Righteous appear to be timeless; it was written more than 50 years ago but the issues he addresses in the church still happen today. The personal issues will always apply, I’m sure, as I doubt human nature will ever change.
So what is this book?
It’s a collection of essays to encourage and challenge you in all aspects of your spiritual walk, individually and as part of the church. I love that the essays are only 2-4 pages long (and they’re small pages) because they’re so packed with good information that you really need time to digest and meditate on what you read.
Who should read this book?
Anyone who’s frustrated with their Christian life and wants to know why it’s not easy. Anyone wanting more out of their Christian walk. Anyone wanting a deeper relationship with God or some insight as to why life’s hard but that’s okay.
I’m keeping this book to read again. I’m sure I’ll need these reminders in the future. Get your copy here!