The Pursuit of God. There were too many wonderful passages to squeeze into one brief review, so I saved this choice quote for a separate post. He writes of shallow Christianity in 1948. If he only knew what distractions we face now!
The idea of cultivating a relationship with God, so dear to the saints of old, has now no place in our total religious picture. It is too slow, too common. We now demand glamor and fast-flowing dramatic action. A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient with slower and less-direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relationships with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions, and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. (p. 54)
Lord, help us.