Knowing God

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InterVarsity Press, Jun 23, 1993 - Religion - 312 pages
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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, and this 20th anniversary 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.

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Clarifying, insightful, good reference! - Goodreads
JI Packer has insight, clarity and wisdom. - Goodreads
That didn't stop me from gaining some insight. - Goodreads
This book is not just on the attributes of God! -
I use it as a reference now that I've read it through. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Steve Savig - Goodreads

ECC Fellowship team read. Rob & Lisa Kingsley, Joanne Slattery, Joanne Liss, Nolan Doeskin, Ron & Charlotte Razey, Andy Roe, and Kris & I. Great book as we were starting in our faith Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Steinbach - Goodreads

Second time through this... Love this book! One the top 5 most influential books in my life. I read it with 12 other men from our church... All walks of life... It was so awesome to see these men interact with this readable systematic theology! Lots of moments of worship. Read full review

About the author (1993)

J.I. Packer is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and his writings include books such as Knowing God, A Quest for Godliness, Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness. He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and Theological Editor of the Study Bible version. In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He is a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today and has written numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone. He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.

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