Knowing God  -     By: J.I. Packer
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Knowing God

Inter-Varsity Press / 1993 / Paperback

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J. I. Packer's Knowing God has become a classic of the Christian faith. Why? While it gives us information about God with clarity and grace, it does much more---it aids us in actually knowing him, in building our relationship with him, and helps draw us closer to him in love and worship. This 20th anniversary edition of Packer's classic has new Americanized text, reader-friendly type, and a new preface. Study guide not included.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 083081650X
ISBN-13: 9780830816507
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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 Bio

J.I. Packer is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and his writings include books such as , , (Crossway) and . He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as General Editor of the of the Bible published in 2001, and Theological Editor of the Study Bible version. Packer is a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of and has written numerous articles published in journals such as and He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.

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    Excellent book
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    dssisk
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    This book was given as a gift to family members. It will help you understand what the Christian life is meant to be and change how you see yourself in light of the truth.

    I recommend this book to all who want a more meaningful relationship with their Savior. Christianity should not be a set of rules and activities, but an ever deepening relationship with your Creator, Sustainer, and Lord.
  2. Rick Joki
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    In-depth biblical information about the Trinity.
    December 29, 2013
    Rick Joki
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    Aside from the Bible, this could be the most significant book that you will ever read. Numerous contemporary prominent Christian leaders praise this book.
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    A Truly Spirit-Filled Author
    September 27, 2013
    Stargazer
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    I THOUGHT I knew God! As J.I. Packer so eloquently made me realize, I knew ABOUT God, but I didn't really KNOW Him. "Knowing God" is an absolutely and profoundly revealing and eye-opening contemporary revelation on knowing God. From the very first word of the first chapter to the very last word of the last chapter, I was engrossed, enlightened, and overjoyed by Packer's spirit-filled ability to personally introduce me to the God that I had so often taken for granted. What a grand experience in that now I can honestly state, "I KNOW God!"
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    everyone needs to read this book!
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    I read this book every year or more....a treasure for a new christian, a pastor, or anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of GOD and grow in their relationship with Him. It is a wonderful tool for this journey we are on. I bought this copy to give as a gift by the whisper of the Spirit.
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    Lots of scripture to backup all packer talks about in this book that is full of Gods attributes and how to draw near and get to know Him.
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