I can't remember exactly when last summer my best friend and I started reading Root of the Righteous. But it has been such a great book, God has used even its short chapters to speak to what we'd been learning or discussing on many occasions, and it is the first addition to our books-we-highly-recommend list. :)

I especially like part of one of the last two chapters that we read last night:
A real Christian is an odd number anyway.

He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen,
talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see,
expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another,
empties himself in order to be full,
admits he is wrong so he can be declared right,
goes down in order to get up,
is strongest when he is weakest,
richest when he is poorest,
and happiest when he feels worst.
He dies so he can live,
forsakes in order to have,
gives away so he can keep,
sees the invisible,
hears the inaudible,
and knows that which passeth knowledge.
      ~ A.W. Tozer, Root of the Righteous (Ch. 45 "We Can Afford to Wait")

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