In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals!
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.
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 Unchanging 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 is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today. Packer's writings include books such as Knowing God (IVP Books), A Quest for Godliness (Crossway), Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness (Servant), and numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Christianity Today, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone