This post is part of the “Equip-ment” series, where I discuss some of my favorite resources for writing Apologetics cards. I started the series with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. After that, I discussed how to effectively use Google for research purposes.
In this third post, I’ll briefly introduce an excellent resource for Category 1: A.W. Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy.
A.W. Tozer was a 20th century American pastor and author. He served for 33 years as the pastor of Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, Illinois. Among the more than 40 books that he authored, at least two are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy.
In The Knowledge of the Holy, Tozer gives a brief yet thorough introduction to many of God’s attributes: eternality, immutability, justice, holiness, sovereignty, and more. Each chapter is from 5-7 pages long and summarizes one attribute. Tozer is an excellent theologian, both clear and profound.
Here is a complete list of the attributes Tozer covers:
I have used many quotes from Tozer in Apologetics speeches. When I am preparing a card in Category 1 (and sometimes other categories as well), one of my first steps is to pull out The Knowledge of the Holy and see what Tozer has to say.
Best of all, you can access this resource for free! A complete PDF of The Knowledge of the Holy can be found here.
Do all the Category 1 topics get muddled together for you and become “omni-trans-grace-holiness?” Tozer is the man for you.