Aiden W. Tozer was born in Western Pennsylvania on April 21, 1897. Although he was raised on a farm and never received more than an elementary school education, he was given Honorary Doctorates by Houghton College and Wheaton College. Tozer was the pastor of a small church in West Virginia, and later served in the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago and the Avenue Road Alliance Church in Toronto. He has written many religious books, including The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life. Tozer died in 1963.