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In this new edition to the popular IVP Classics series J. I. Packer shows how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.
|Title: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God|
By: J.I. Packer
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 5 ounces
Stock No: WW837991
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If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J. I. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.
J. I. Packer is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as a contributing editor to Christianity Today. His many books include Praying, Never Beyond Hope (both with Carolyn Nystrom) and Knowing God, which has sold over a million copies.
Whether you consider yourself a Calvinist, an Arminian, or somewhere in between, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God will stimulate your thinking about evangelism and increase your desire to join God in his work. It is easy to see why InterVarsity Press has republished this book as one of its "IVP Classics."-- Todd Sauve, 1340mag Books (1340magbooks.com), April 2009
"A short but exceedingly powerful book. Packer shows that rather than precluding evangelism, God's sovereignty provides the most powerful incentive and support for it. . . . [C]ontains impressive depth and contains a thorough and satisfying treatment of the subject."-- Discerning Reader
"I've often recommended this book to faithful Christians who are confused about how they are to think about prayer, missions, givingany area in which our efforts could be wrongly pitted against God's own necessary action. Packer introduces us to clear truths, handles Scripture with exemplary care, and supplies us with just the right amount of illustrations and application."-- From the foreword by Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
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