Knowing God

Knowing God


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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:
1. Knowing about God and
2. 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.

Title:Knowing God
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    Knowing God Reviews

  • Ellen

    Absolutely the most significant book I've read in the past year, and, next to the Bible, probably had the biggest impact on me of any book I've ever read. I don't even know what to say about it. I cou...

  • Linda

    If, like me, you were raised going to a Christian church, reading the Bible, and participating in Bible studies, you might think you know all there is to know about God. But the goal of the Christian ...

  • Jonathan Terrington

    "As clowns yearn to play Hamlet, so I have wanted to write a treatise on God. This book, however, is not it."J.I. Packer begins this book by pointing out that there are two types of probable readers f...

  • Ezra

    Packer's dispensation of wisdom is matched only by the dispensation of tote bags at university open-days. His delivery of insight only matched by Amazon prime. The grounded-ness of his doctrine matche...

  • Jeremy

    Early on in the book, I thought that I might give it 3 stars, because it didn't seem that groundbreaking, as far as what I was learning from it. I realized that that was a testament to the good teachi...

  • Barry Wallace

    I initially bought and read Knowing God almost 35 years ago. I was a new Christian, young and ignorant; but as is true of many young people, I had no idea just how ignorant I really was.I don't think ...

  • Andy Bonikowsky

    Jan4-Feb6, 2021Jan8-Mar20, 2020, starting the 28th reading, looking forward to it! Finished, always challenging and inspiring!Jan 2, 2019... starting the 27th reading. Finished on Jan 27, all I can sa...

  • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

    There are three books every Christian ought to read once a year: the Bible (of course), John Bunyan's classic allegory Pilgrim's Progress, and Knowing God by J.I. Packer. In a remarkable 300 pages is ...

  • Becky Pliego

    2018: When a Theology book touches the mind and the heart, it is worth reading. 2012: A Theology book that touches deep within your heart, brings you to your knees and makes you cry is worth reading/ ...

  • Samuel

    Aside from simply reading Scripture, this is the quintessential book on understanding the importance of knowing God, particularly in the way He has revealed Himself to us in the person and work of Jes...