The Divine Conquest by A W Tozer and published by A W Tozer
In his preface, Tozer gives his reason for writing the book:
“The only book that should ever be written is one that flows up from the heart, forced out by the inward pressure. When such a work has gestated within a man it is almost certain that it will be written. The man who is thus charged with a message will not be turned back by any blase consideration. His book will be to him not only imperative, it will be inevitable.
“This little book of the spiritual way has not been ‘made’ in any mechanical sense; it has been born out of inward necessity. At the risk of getting myself into doubtful company I might claim for myself the testimony of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, ‘For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me’ (Job 32:18). And his fear that if he did not speak he must, as a new bottle, ‘burst asunder’ is well understood by me. The sight of the languishing church around me and the operations of a new spiritual power within me have set up a pressure impossible to resist. Whether or not the book ever reaches a wide public, still it has to be written if for no other reason than to relieve an unbearable burden on my heart.”