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The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual Lethargy
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The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual Lethargy


Regal 2012

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Spiritual lethargy is one of the greatest dangers to confront a believer in his or her day-to-day walk with God. A. W. Tozer said, “There are only three directions from which danger comes to the Christian life. They are the world through which we journey, the god of this world, and our own mortified flesh.”

In this never-before-published book, the renowned teacher issues a clarion call for all Christians to awaken to the times in which we live and stand boldly against spiritual and moral slumber. Tozer’s focus is on those few believers who will heed the call to rise up in the face of the great temptation to malaise that is before us, believing that God always begins with one or two who hear and heed his voice, and refuse to become weary in their pursuit of him.

The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of Scripture. Biblical passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the Word of God.

Key Features

  • Warns of the dangers of spiritual lethargy
  • Examines challenges Christians face in their walk with God
  • Details methods of combating these problems


  • A True Prophet of the Church
  • Part I: The Dangers Facing the Evangelical Church
    • At the Brink of Apostasy
    • Seeking a Substitute for God
    • The Platform for False Teaching
    • The Effect of Spiritual Lethargy
    • The Process of Backsliding
    • The Irrepressible Law of Consequence
  • Part II: The Challenges Facing the Evangelical Church
    • The Sources of Danger in the Church
    • The Danger of Victory and Defeat
    • The Danger of Bondage and Liberty
    • The Danger of Idleness and Busyness
    • The Danger of Prosperity and Adversity
    • The Danger of Postponed Living
  • Part III: The Path to Overcoming These Challenges
    • Resisting the World’s Propaganda
    • Contemplating Our Ways
    • Living the Dynamics of God’s Kingdom
    • Getting Ready to Fight the Good Fight
    • Living as an Intentional Christian
  • A Short Biography of A.W. Tozer

Product Details

  • Title: The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual Lethargy
  • Author: A. W. Tozer
  • Editor: James L. Snyder
  • Publisher: Regal
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 224

About A. W. Tozer

A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) was born on a small farm in what is now Newburg, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Akron, Ohio, when he was just a young boy. At age 17, Tozer heard a street preacher, responded to the calling of Christ, and began his lifelong pursuit of God. After becoming an active witness of Jesus as a lay preacher, he joined The Christian and Missionary Alliance and was soon serving as the pastor of West Virginia’s Alliance Church. In 1928, he transferred to the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, and his ministry continued there for 31 years. During that time, he preached on the Moody Bible Institute’s radio station. In the 1940s, Tozer was invited to speak at Wheaton College, and seldom a year passed after World War II that he didn‘t preach in the college’s Pierce Chapel. In 1950 he became the editor of The Alliance Life magazine and served in that capacity until his death.

Self-taught, with no formal Bible training, Tozer has been called a twentieth-century prophet within his own lifetime. Through years of diligent study and constant prayer, he sought the mind of God. A master craftsman in the use of the English language, he was able to write in a simple, cogent style the principles of truth he had learned. For Tozer, “there was no substitute for knowing God firsthand.” He wrote many of his books with one idea in mind—that his reader would achieve the heart’s true goal in God and maintain that relationship with Him.

About James L. Snyder

James L. Snyder is the pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church (1973–present). He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A. W. Tozer, and has written a number of books as well as numerous essays in Christian periodicals about Tozer. He has a weekly radio ministry, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column carried by 35 newspapers, as well as over a dozen monthly magazines, both online and print.