Here is another peek inside the publishing process as we move forward with our A.W. Tozer Library of books. The first book just released and it is called The Purpose of Man, a book that contains Tozer’s ideas about worship and giving glory to God. Here is the cover for that book (see below). We recently finalized the cover for books 2 and 3 in the series, so I will show them all here for you to check out as well (click on each cover for a closer look):

The second book, now titled Reclaiming Christianity, is Tozer’s stern and powerful call to Christians to return back to an authentic faith. Book three in the series will be a collection of Tozer’s teachings on the Gospel of John, which is titled And He Dwelt Among Us.

More information on book four and five to come. Let us know what you think!

Last week our team started to discuss the title for the NEW Tozer book. This is the next book in the ‘never before published’ series of new Tozer works, and Book Four in the Tozer Library project. Book Two is currently titled Reclaiming Christianity, and it is due to release later this year in mid-2009.

Book Three is currently titled And He Dwelt Among Us and it features some of Tozer’s lost teaching from the Gospel of John. More to come on this book later. Once we have some of the content finalized, we’ll create a page and post it up here.

Book Four book releases in February of 2010, and the topic is living as a Christian, living the Christian life. I believe one of the chapter titles is “On Fashioning Ourselves As Christians” in appropriate Tozer language.

If you have any brilliant title ideas for this book, send them to us and we’ll post them up here for comments! : )

The new book of never before published Tozer writings, “The Purpose of Man,” features the incomparable A.W. Tozer writing about the worship of God with great eloquence (actually speaking about it, this book was taken from actual Tozer sermons).

Here are a couple of the best quotes from the book:

“Worship is man’s full reason for existence. Worship is why we are born and why we are born again.”

“You will be worshiping God long after everything else has ceased to exist. Too bad if you do not learn to worship him now so that you do not have to cram for the last examination.”

“Every Christian church in every country across the world in every generation exists to worship God first, not second; not tacking worship at the end of our service as an afterthought, but rather to worship God primarily, with everything else coming in second, at best.”

More quotes and information to come.

This blog is the project of a small group of editors and designers working on a new series of never before published works by preacher and author A.W. Tozer.

The first  book in the series is “The Purpose of Man”, a book of lost Tozer writings (taken from old sermon tapes) on the worship of God, which he considered the chief end of man. On this blog, you will find a page dedicated to this book with free downloads, quotes and updates about that title (and we will add a page for each book as it nears completion). We just finished work on The Purpose of Man only a handful of weeks ago, and it just came back from the printer. Check it out here:  The Purpose of Man.

The Purpose of Man

In all we are developing five new books written by A.W. Tozer, and an authorized biography. The biography is titled “The Life of A.W. Tozer” and it was written with authorization from the Tozer estate by James Snyder. Check it out here: The Life of A.W. Tozer.

The Life of A.W. Tozer

The second book of new Tozer writings will be about the Christian Life. We are still transcribing and editing the book, and coming up with title ideas, some of which we may post here for comments. Following that we will work on three more books of unpublished Tozer writings.

As we work on the A.W. Tozer Library project, we’ll post updates on our progress.