Tozer's Recommended Reading List

Jay Forrest

The following is a list of books recommended by A. W. Tozer. It was published by David Fant in his biography of Tozer. It was through A. W. Tozer that I was introduced to the mystics and it forever changed my life. Here are the 35 books that were recommended.

    1. The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage by Jan van Ruysbroeck

    2. The Amending of Life by H. L. Hubbard

    3. Ascent of Mt. Carmel by St. John

    4. The Ascent of Mount Sion Being the Third Book of the Treatise of That Name Translated with an Introduction and Notes By E. Allison Peers by Bernardino and E. Allison Peers De Laredo

    5. A Little Book of Eternal Wisdom by Blessed Henry Suso

    6. Centuries of Meditations by Thomas Traherne

    7. Christian Perfection (Christian Classics) by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon

    8. The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous

    9. Confessions by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    10. Dark Night of the Soul: A Masterpiece in the Literature of Mysticism by St. John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross

    11. Goad of Love by Walter Hilton

    12. A Guide to True Peace; or The Excellency of Inward and Spiritual Prayer by Guyon, Molinos and Others Fenelon

    13. Hymns of Ter Steegen and others classed as "Friends of God." by Gerhard Tersteegen

    14. The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions) by Thomas à Kempis

    15. Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales

    16. Letters of Direction: Thoughts on the Spiritual Life by Henri de Tourville

    17. On The Incarnation by Saint Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria

    18. Saint Bernard on the Love of God by of Clairvaux Bernard

    19. Poems by Frederick William Faber

    20. The Poems of Isaac Watts by Isaac Watts

    21. The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

    22. Lancelot Andrewes and His Private Devotions by Lancelot Andrewes

    23. Works of St. Anselm: Proslogium, Monologium, An Appendix in Behalf of the Fool, and Cur Deus Homo (Forgotten Books)

    24. The Quiet Way: A Christian Path to Inner Peace (Spritiual Classics) by Gerhard Tersteegen

    25. Revelations of Divine Love (Dover Value Editions) by Julian of Norwich

    26. The Scale of Perfection (Middle English Texts) by Walter Hilton

    27. Johannes Tauler: Sermons (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Johannes Tauler

    28. On the Song of Songs I (The Works of Bernard of Clairvaux, Volume Two) (Cistercian Fathers Series, Number Four) by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

    29. The Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of Soul (Tan Classics) by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

    30. The Spiritual Guide (Library of Spiritual Classics) by Michael Molinos

    31. The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart by Meister Eckhart

    32. A Testament of Devotion by Thomas R. Kelly

    33. Theologia Germanica by Susanna, translated Winkworth

    34. The Vision of God by Nicholas of Cusa

    35. Jacob Boehme: The Way to Christ (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Jakob Böhme

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Jay N. Forrest is an Anglican mystic pursuing God through prayer, meditation, simplicity, solitude, and silence. He is the author of The Deeper Life: Finding God on the Mystic Path.

Jay N. Forrest was an ordained Pentecostal minister for over two decades. He earned his doctorate of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Christian University. He has deeply explored many philosophical and religious traditions and is certified to teach mindfulness meditation.

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