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Knowing God

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.

  • Author: J.I. Packer
    Paperback: 286 pages

    Publisher: InterVarsity Press; 20th anniversary ed edition (June 24, 1993)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 083081650X

    ISBN-13: 978-0830816507

    Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches

    Shipping Weight: 12 ounces


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  • Table of Contents

    Preface (1993)
    Preface (1973)

    I. Know the Lord
    1. The Study of God
    2. The People Who Know Their God
    3. Knowing and Being Known
    4. The Only True God
    5. God Incarnate
    6. He Shall Testify

    II. Behold Your God
    7. God Unchanged
    8. The Majesty of God
    9. God Only Wise
    10. God's Wisdom and Ours
    11. Thy Word Is Truth
    12. The Love of God
    13. The Grace of God
    14. God the Judge
    15. The Wrath of God
    16. Goodness and Severity
    17. The Jealous God

    III. If God Be For Us...
    18. The Heart of the Gospel
    19. Sons of God
    20. Thou Our Guide
    21. These Inward Trials
    22. The Adequacy of God

    Index of Biblical Passages

About the Author

J.I. Packer became Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Regent College in 1979.  In 1989, he was installed as the first Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology.  In 1996, he became Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology.
He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America, is a frequent contributor to theological periodicals, and is a member of the Editorial Council of Christianity Today. He was General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, published in Fall 2001.