A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth ...
A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word. What began as a number of consecutive articles angled for "honest, no-nonsense readers who were fed up with facile Christian verbiage" in 1973, Knowing God has become a contemporary classic by creating "small studies out of great subjects." Each chapter is so specific in focus (covering topics such as the trinity, election, God's wrath, and God's sovereignty), that each succeeding chapter's theology seems to rival the next, until one's mind is so expanded that one's entire view of God has changed. Author Elizabeth Eliot wrote that amid the lofty content Packer "puts the hay where the sheep can reach it--plainly shows us ordinary folks what it means to know God." Having rescued us from the individual hunches of our ultra-tolerant theological age, Packer points the reader to the true character of God with his theological competence and compassionate heart.
I remember when our pastor made the statement, "This is, in my opinion" the best book ever written, second only to the Holy Bible!" I have to agree! There is so much depth to each page that at times I have to set the book aside and just reflect or meditate on what I've just read about God's character!
This is not light-weight or a fluffy 'feel-good' sort of read but a deep look into the very heart and character of our great God, by analyzing the attributes He demonstrates and reveals about Himself historically in His word and in His unchanging character He continues to demonstrate in our lives today!
A must read for anyone serious about knowing their God on a deeper level! "You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
Jun 20, 2013
This book should be required reading by every believer in Jesus Christ. It should be taught in churches. I thought I knew God but after reading this book, I realized how little I knew God.
Dec 23, 2011
This book is impactful and used as a graduate school level resource.
Nov 3, 2011
This book is an excellent read.
it gives you what knowing God is about
Feb 24, 2011
I found myself having to go to the dictionary too much to understand his meaning. It could have been easier to read. Some authors like to show off their vocabulary - books are made to be read and helpful.
It's a good book but hard to read
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