"Are you related to A.W. Tozer?"
Tozer (1897–1963) was an American Christian pastor
and well-known author who emphasized an intimate and committed
relationship with God.
am frequently asked whether I am related to A.W. Tozer. Since the
last name "Tozer" is not an overly common last name, and I am a
Christian, the question is legitimate.
Of course, there
must be relation, because we both bear the same last name. But,
to my knowledge,
there is no immediate genealogical connection.
Many years ago, the
first Biblical-based book that I ever
read as a new believer was "The
God" by A.W. Tozer. This book was given to
me as a present.
One analogy that I sometimes utilize when providing legal counsel stems
from that book where Dr. Tozer speaks of the "cloud of unknowing"
related to God. In the legal context, lay persons often feel like
they are in a foggy cloud about how to deal with their legal issue; but
I explain to them that, as they gain more knowledge and understanding
through legal counsel, typically the cloud lifts, and they begin to see
clearly what it the wisest way seek to resolve their legal problem.