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Knowing God (With Study Guide)

Knowing God (With Study Guide)
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Knowing God (With Study Guide)

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KNOWING GOD is one of the most significant and popular Christian books of our time. J I Packer's life-changing book has deepened the faith and understanding of millions of people around the world. This edition includes a helpful study guide for individuals and groups.

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About "Knowing God (With Study Guide)"

KNOWING GOD is one of the most significant and popular Christian books of our time. J I Packer's life-changing book has deepened the faith and understanding of millions of people around the world. This edition includes a helpful study guide for individuals and groups.
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Well over a million copies sold worldwide
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For more than 30 years, J. I. Packer's classic book Knowing God has revealed to well over a million readers the wonder, glory and the joy of knowing God. It continues to sell in tens of thousands to Christians around the world.
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Meet the Author

J I Packer

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.

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Fantastic Edition
4 stars By Tikvah08, Aug 17 2017
A tiny, weathered version of this book sits on my shelf at home. I saw this and was intrigued to see it still so popular. The added Study Guide is a huge help, to ensure the reading, while accessible, wasn't glossed over. You are forced to slow down and meditate thoughtfully. A basic primer on the character and nature of our God deserves just that.
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A must read classic
4 stars By Aaron, May 04 2017
Packer writes a very helpful book that I consider to be foundational for believers. Each chapter studies an aspect of God as we see from the Holy scriptures. Packer delves right into common objections regarding different aspects of God and tackles them based on the scripture.
Excellent read for new and mature believers.
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If you've always meant to read it...
5 stars By Lauren Watt, Jan 30 2017
I was encouraged to read Knowing God as a new Christian, but never got around to it. I'm so glad I finally took the time to read it! I was encouraged to meditate on the scriptures, to develop a deeper relationship - Knowing God - rather than just knowing more about Him. I was encouraged in the great truths I already know about the death and resurrection of Christ, wonderfully presented. I developed new understanding in the beauty of our adoption as Gods children and my knowledge of grace and assurance was renewed and refreshed. Will definitely be going on the for re-reading regularly shelf. 
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Highly beneficial read for any Christian
5 stars By Angus, Jan 05 2017
One of the modern-day classics of Christian literature, Knowing God explores the character of God and the practical implications that stem from this for our relationship with him. Each chapter (typically) will cover an aspect of God's nature (wisdom, righteousness, sovereignty, etc.). One of the underlying delights of this book is that it is clear that Packer does not intend his book to be an academic source that leaves the reader with an accumulation of knowledge of God; he seeks readers to grow in their personal relationship with God and for His vision for His people to be outworked. A delightful read and a book that one can return to again and again. 
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Classic
5 stars By John, Jan 04 2017
Brilliant. One of the best books I have ever read. 
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  • Catalogue Code 224202
  • Product Code 0340863544
  • EAN 9780340863541
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Basics
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Date Jan 2005
  • Sales Rank #93
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.248kg

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