These questions are meant to complement and build upon the updated edition of his classic work. You can find the perfect edition for your personal study or church small group here (available 2019).

The Pursuit of God Study Questions

Chapter 1

  1. In what ways have you become complacent in your faith?

  2. “God is a Person, and in the depth of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may.” What do you think of Tozer’s statement?

  3. Has your view of God shpaed the way you do (or do not) long after him?

Chapter 2

  1. How do you feel about surrendering your treasures to God?

  2. How has your view of Matthew 5:3 changed, if at all?

  3. How do you feel about possessions, poverty, and wealth? What feelings do you associate with being rich or being poor?

Chapter 3

  1. Name a time you fled from God out of fear or guilt or pride?

  2. Do you love God? If you automatically and without hesitation answers yes or no, take a moment to meditate on the question and to really think about your answer. Do you love God?

  3. What have you left unacknowledged, too ashamed to bring it to the cross?

Chapter 4

  1. Is there a part of your faith that you have struggled to know is real in the author’s sense of the definition?

  2. Have you struggled with need proof that God is so wonderful, so delightful, and He can meet your every need?

  3. What has been the focus of your life this month?

Chapter 5

  1. What would it look like if you acted upon the truth that God is here, always?

  2. How often do you compare your faith to others? What would God think of your comparison?

  3. Where do you go for your spiritual standards? Have you ever taken on the faith of a culture, denomination, church leader, friend, loved one, book or influencer as your own?

  4. When was the last time you heard from God?

  5. When was the last time you sought after and listened for God?

Chapter 6

  1. In what ways have you approached God as a scientist and what ways have you approached God as a worshiper?

  2. How do you explain the uncertain, the genius, the miracle?

  3. Do you think - in your heart and mind - the words in the Bible are for you?

  4. How might you trade your busy life for a full life; your loud moments for slow, still ones?

Chapter 7

  1. Have you relied on a certain time or place or person or thing to connect with God?

  2. Where have you ignored God this week?

  3. What is God telling you and what are you going to do about it?

Chapter 8

  1. Do you, in your heart and mind, have a relationship with God?

  2. What do you know about who God is?

  3. What from your view of God has changed with your circumstances and what has remained constant regardless of your circumstances?

Chapter 9

  1. Whose opinion are you valuing more than God’s?

  2. What masks are you wearing that hide pieces of yourself from the outside world?

  3. What Beatitude-opposites do you seek freedom from?

Chapter 10

  1. What might help you learn and believe that God is in all your simple deeds, even eating and drinking?

  2. How might you change the why, the motivations, of everything you do this week?

  3. Do you believe God accepts all the acts you offer Him?

If you found these study questions helpful, pick up your copy of The Pursuit of God here.

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