The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world; we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word. We have almost forgotten that God is a person and, as such, can be cultivated as any person can. It is inherent in personality to be able to know other personalities, but full knowledge of one personality by another cannot be achieved in one encounter. It is only after long and loving mental intercourse that the full possibilities of both can be explored. -A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 13
A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a 20th century spiritiual leader in the Wesleyan tradition whose works were recognized as classics even in his own lifetime. He ministered on many fronts, including pastoring and publishing, always inviting people into deeper intimacy with God.