Get this book on AUDIO or paperback from Amazon. Knowing God, more deeply is wisdom’s call to read this best selling book. “Knowing God” by J. I. Packer was originally published in 1973. Chuck Swindoll said “For years I have been asked to list the ‘top 20’ Christian books I have read. Knowing God has been on that list since the mid 1970’s. This volume is Packer at his very best.” Chuck Colson said “Few writings deserve to be called a ‘Christian Classic’. Dr. Jame I. Packer’s Knowing God may well prove to be one of them. A gifted theologian and writer, Dr Packer has the rare ability to deal with profound and basic spiritual truths in a practical and highly readable way. This book will help every reader grasp in a fuller way one of the Bible’s greatest truths: that we can know God personally, because God wants us to know Him.” RC Sproul wrote “Knowing God is a masterpiece by a master theologian. It serves as a wake-up call for those who are asleep to the majesty of God.” God is the Author and Perfecter of our souls and this book is a blessing to all who seek God with all their heart, minds, souls and strength.
Depth with clarity is rare. Yet Packer’s Knowing God exemplifies both. His simple and organized presentation of profound concepts make for sustained reading. Not once did I feel that Packer was talking over my head. Instead, I felt like a student gorging on a heavenly feast. Now, to talk about the book itself.
A BOOK WITH TWO AUDIENCES
Packer seems to write this book for two audiences. The first audience are the believers who wants nothing to do with theology. They “assume that a study of the nature and character will be impractical and irrelevant for life”. Sadly, they may know a great deal about godliness – how to control their temper, how to love their neighbor, etc. But these are not rooted in a knowing of God. Instead it is rooted in pragmatism and the benefits these bring to their life.
The second audience are believers who study theology!…
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