The way of the cross is still the pain-wracked path to spiritual power and fruitfulness. So do t seek to hide from it. Do t accept an easy way. Do t allow yourself to be patted to sleep in a comfortable church, void of power and barren of fruit. Do t paint the cross r deck it with flowers. Take it for what it is, as it is, and you fill find the rugged way to death and life. Let it slay you utterly. A. W. Tozer, from Coddled or Crucified? in The Radical Cross In this collection of short essays, Tozer considers with piercing conviction the offense and power of the cross. May you venture unguarded into this book, that you might be utterly changed.
A.W. TOZERbegan his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's reader. Among his best-loved books are the classics The Pursuit of God and The Attributes of God.