Book Review: Living as a Christian: Teachings from First Peter

Living as a Christian: Teachings from First Peter
Living as a Christian: Teachings from First Peter by A.W. Tozer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tozer goes through most of the verses in 1 Peter, giving an overall view of what it means to be a Christian: what the true Christian believes, how the true Christian acts, and how the true Christian lives in a fallen world.

I found some of the writing to be wonderfully deep and insightful, but other parts were almost childish in their simplicity. There’s also a lot of repetition of the same ideas, same words, over again, and that got on my nerves.

The content is excellent with strong doctrine, but the writing is flabby and could use more editing.

Tozer sometimes makes fun of situations or beliefs of certain people, and his somewhat rude style of humor fell flat for me. Maybe because it was written in the 1950s era, I just don’t get that sort of humor. We are much more careful about how we treat opposing beliefs these days, but Tozer comes right out and says, this person is idiotic in their beliefs. I prefer to see an apologist PROVE that false beliefs are idiotic, and not just say so. Maybe he just didn’t have room in the book to disprove every fallacy though.

Not his best book, but still a wonderful read with lots of spiritual encouragement!

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