Knowing God by J. I. Packer

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One of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals (Christianity Today, 2006)

Platinum Book Award, Evangelical Christian Publishing Association

For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals. This edition is updated with Americanized language and spelling and a new preface by the author.

Stemming from Packer's profound theological knowledge, Knowing God brings together two important facets of the Christian faith— knowing about God and also knowing God through the context of a close relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Written in an engaging and practical tone, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God.

Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God and the third to the benefits enjoyed by a those who know him intimately. This guide leads readers into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with him as a result.

About J. I. Packer

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J. I. Packer is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today. Packer's writings include books such as Knowing God (IVP Books), A Quest for Godliness (Crossway), Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness (Servant), and numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Christianity Today, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone.
Published September 26, 2011 by IVP Books. 356 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Since they believe GOD IS LOVE, they reject the wrathful God of the Old Testament and spiritualize away the wrathful aspects of God in the New Testament.

Dec 12 2013 | Read Full Review of Knowing God

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Packer sets the stage with the following statement of purpose: “The book centers on fundamentals of faith and action on which, as I see it, all believers need to be very clear and strong at the present time…It is not a technical work, but a plain and practical one no footnotes, therefore, no acad...

Jun 15 1999 | Read Full Review of Knowing God

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