Is there a holier moment than when a preacher steps into the pulpit and opens the Scriptures before the people of the Lord? A.W. Tozer certainly understood the gravity and sanctity of that moment. His pulpit prayers reflect the holy awe that he experienced as he stood before God and the gathered congregation.
Although Tozer fans are familiar with his writings and sermons, now for the first time, Approaching the Almighty collects the prayers that Tozer offered as he stepped into the pulpit to preach.
Phil Shappard, a former Moody Radio manager who remastered many audiotapes of A.W. Tozer's sermons, has collected and transcribed almost two hundred prayers that reveal the great preacher's intimate walk with God. Learn more and listen now, on-demand.
Phil Shappard, now retired, has most recently been the National Operations Manager for Moody Radio in Chicago. He first started in radio ministry at Moody Radio station WDLM which is located in the Quad Cities area of Northwest Illinois in the early 1980s, then moving to radio station WMBI in 1983. Departing Moody Radio for a few years of education he returned to Moody Radio to oversee the Moody Radio Network national operations which, thirty years later, he still oversaw. Phil's passion is the preservation of Moody Radio's rich radio heritage for future generations, including hundreds of recordings of A.W. Tozer.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.