J I Packer Answers Questions For Today
This fun-to-read book is jammed with warm, practical, relevant and biblically sound answers to many of the questions Christians face today. This book provides a readable resource for faith and life from a name you know and trust. 122 pages,...
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This fun-to-read book is jammed with warm, practical, relevant and biblically sound answers to many of the questions Christians face today. This book provides a readable resource for faith and life from a name you know and trust. 122 pages, from Tyndale.
1. Righting Our Compass^2. Getting To Know The Bible ^3. Drawing Near To God^4. Living In Today's World^5. Answering Some Hard Questions^6. Knowing Packer^^^122 Pages
We've all got questions. Whether you're just starting your journey with God or have been on the narrow path for years, you sometimes wonder about: *the Bible and its relevance *the lifestyle you're called to live *God himself There's nothing new about having questions. But there is something new in this compact volume. You'll find real questions (and challenges!) raised by real people. Catching the lobs, and throwing a few of his own, is one of the premier theologians of evangelical Christianity, J.I. Packer. The result is a fun to read book jammed with practical answers and advice on many of the questions Christians face today.
No doubt you've had questions about the Bible and the Christian life. But where can you find answers? This compact volume offers real questions--even difficult challenges--asked by real people. Answers are given by one of today's premier theologians of Christianity: J. I. Packer. The result is a fun-to-read book, jammed with practical advice on many of the issues confronting struggling Christians today. J. I. Packer's answers are warm, relevant, and biblically solid. Finally, a readable resource for faith and life questions!
Respected theologian J.I. Packer offers practical advice for contemporary questions confronting Christians today.
Zoba is associate editor at Christianity Today. She worked in youth ministry with her husband for ten years.
James Innell Packer was born in Gloucester, UK, in 1926, the son of a clerk for the Great Western Railway. Packer won a scholarship to Oxford University, where he obtained a BA (1948), MA (1954), and PhD (1954). It was at Oxford that Packer attended lectures by C.S. Lewis, whose teachings would become a major influence in his life. In a meeting of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, Packer committed his life to Christian service.
After briefly teaching Greek at Oak Hill College in London, Packer entered Wycliffe Hall to study theology and was ordained in the Anglican Church, becoming a presbyter in 1953. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Packer held several academic positions at Tyndale Hall, Bristol and Oxford. During this time, he became recognized as a leader in the evangelical movement in the Church of England. In 1978, he signed the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which affirmed the conservative position on inerrancy, although he is not a literalist with regard to the creation narratives of Genesis. On the matter of ministry roles in the church, Packer is a complementarian. His theology is Reformed, though he is open to ecumenical rapprochement with Anglo-Catholics, which has drawn sharp criticism from some quarters. He famously parted ways with Martyn Lloyd-Jones over this issue in the late 1960s.
In 1979, Packer moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada, to take up a position with Regent College, where he would become Professor of Theology, a position he retains beyond the age of 90, even though his vision is now seriously impaired. Since 2009, Packer has been theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America.
During a ministry career spanning over six decades, and through his prolific written output, Packer has distinguished himself as one of the leading theologians and church historians of our time. His book Knowing God (1973) has become a modern classic, and he has done much to stimulate wider interest in the great works of Puritan spirituality - a great passion of his. He has been a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible (2001), an evangelical revision of the Revised Standard Version of 1971. His other books include, A Quest for Godliness, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Growing in Christ, and Rediscovering Holiness.
Packer and his wife Kit have three adopted children. Packer rises early at four in the morning, and until he lost his eyesight wrote by means of his old manual typewriter. He loves seriously hot and spicy food, and his favourite book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes.