The Counselor By A.W. Tozer: Book Review

The Counselor 
By A.W. Tozer 
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First-Person Narration 
181 Pages

Why I Choose this Book: 

These last few months I’ve been interested in finding out more about the Holy Spirit. Until recently I hadn’t thought much about Him, and so it’s almost like a whole new dimension was added to my world when I became consciously aware of Him in my life and in the world around me.

What I Thought About this Book:

I enjoyed reading this book, more so the second half than the first. It’s always enlightening to read books by great Christian authors and I’m so thankful I can learn from them instead of having to learn everything in life by trial and error.
The book was, as you can see from the title, about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is such an important part of being a Christian, but far too often we don’t even recognize the fact that He is one of the Trinity. He is alive and active, not an it or a thing. This book helped me to have a clearer understanding of who the Holy Spirit is and what He does in the world.

Sadly though, all in all this book wasn’t really my favorite. Somehow the author’s style bugged me a bit. He was emphatic about things that I wasn’t comfortable with him being emphatic about, and one of my quirks is being really bothered by that type of thing. I’m pretty sure this is just a “me” thing though, and that other people will enjoy it and glean a lot of good information while reading it.


There were some things I didn’t agree with, but overall it was good. I found myself challenged to live a holy and acceptable life before God. I especially liked chapter seven where he talks about different great men and woman of the faith. I want to look up some of the people he mentioned and read books about them. (I was familiar with most of the people, although it’s been a while since I’ve read anything by or about any of them.)


I am very picky with the number of stars I give books, hence the three stars. This book had several four-star chapters in it, so over all I’d give the book 3 & 1/2 stars.

*I received this book for free from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review*

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