Book Review: The Wisdom of God by A.W. Tozer, compiled & edited by James L. Snyder

"We should not only memorize the Word, which is an excellent thing to do, but also know the difference between truth and error in applying the Word faithfully." (91)

Title:  The Wisdom of God: Letting His Truth and Goodness Direct Your Steps
Author: A.W. Tozer
Edited by: James L. Snyder
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  July 4, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Non-Fiction

Get the Most Out of Life by Choosing God's Wisdom 

We were created by God and for God; therefore, the only way to find true joy, peace, and contentment is by embracing His wisdom. Wisdom, after all, is not just a philosophical concept, but rather a highly practical tool for living the best possible life. As Tozer said, "Wisdom walks on feet and it is found in the nursery, in the kitchen, on the street, in the factory, and in the home." 

The material in this book was carefully chosen from A.W. Tozer's best sermons on wisdom and has never before been available in print. The chapters focus on important topics like overcoming temptation, seeing and appreciating God's hand in everything, and how to not be double-minded but fully committed to God. Wisdom is more than just a list of instructions--it is a part of God's character, inseparable from His love and grace. Embracing this wisdom means drawing closer to Him. 

The Wisdom of God will change your decisions, attitudes, and relationships, setting you on the path to becoming all God wants you to be.

The Wisdom of God is a compilation of A.W. Tozer's various sermons about wisdom, and specifically God's wisdom. Many of A.W. Tozer's works have been published through the years and this being the most recent that have never been published before. Reverend James Snyder, having received permission from Mr. Tozer's estate to compiled and published this collection carefully presented readers another thought-provoking work. 

"We have ignored the fact that Christianity has a divine source; it is divinely ordained, divinely given, and it cannot be humanly explained. It can only be promoted by divine wisdom and power." (50)

Many of Mr. Tozer's sermons have stirred the soul from its powerful message of seeking God's will and His purpose first in our lives. In The Wisdom of God, readers can grasp the ultimate attempt at seeking His wisdom for our journey.  There's a strong comparison between science and theology and though it's understandable, I find this compilation forceful in providing examples of extremes only.  It did required some thought, and in that aspect successful. In all, a book that I can see future personal research and reflection. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian, pastor, and writer whose powerful words continue to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's believer. He authored more than 40 books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Get Tozer information and quotes at


Reverend James L. Snyder  is an award-winning author whose writings have appeared in more than 80 periodicals and 15 books. He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A.W. Tozer. His first book, In Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer, won the Reader's Choice Award in 1992 by Christianity Today. Because of his thorough knowledge of Tozer, James was given the rights from the A.W. Tozer estate to produce new books derived from over 400 never-before-published audio tapes. James and his wife live in Ocala, Florida.




Thank you for commenting. If you don't have any of the accounts listed in the pull down menu, just comment using "Anonymous" and put your name/nickname in the comment. Happy reading!