Book Description: Hailing from a tiny farming community in western La Jose, Pennsylvania, his conversion was as a teenager in Akron, Ohio. While on his way home from work at a tire company, he overheard a street preacher say: "If you don't know how to be saved... just call on God." Upon returning home, he climbed into the attic and heeded the preacher's advice. In 1919, five years after his conversion, and without formal theological training, Tozer accepted an offer to pastor his first church. This began 30years of ministry, associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), a Protestant evangelical denomination; 33 of those years were served as a pastor in a number of churches. His first pastorate was in a small storefront church in Nutter Fort, West Virginia. Tozer also served as pastor for 30 years at Southside Alliance Church, in Chicago (1928 to 1959), and the final years of his life were spent as pastor of Avenue Road Church, in Toronto, Canada. In observing contemporary Christian living, he felt that the church was on a dangerous course toward compromising with "worldly" concerns. He was called a "20th century prophet" even in his own lifetime. Born on a Pennsylvania farm in 1897, A.W. Tozer became a pastor at the age of 22 when he was ordained by The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Tozer's greatest legacy to the Christian world has been his more than 40 books, tracts and booklets, including this one. His best known book is The Pursuit of God which has sold over one million copies in 20 languages.