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Knowing God by J.I. Packer
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Oct 17, 07

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One of the best books on describing God and how much we need to KNOW Him as a crucial aspect of our worship of Him. There is today far too much heretical teaching even within churches, disabling us from worshiping an objective truth, leading us to worship a variety of different Jesuses instead.

It is crucial for any Christian to read books like this, and familiarise themselves not just with the Bible but with a variety of systematic commentaries and test the Word day-in, day-out.

JI Packer hits sharply on applied theology in this book - he himself describes a Christian as two analogical types: A, who is walking the path; and B, who is observing the one walking the path, clearly knowing the direction which A is walking whereas A him/herself doesn't have the 'sight' of B.

In many ways, we are filled with so much theological 'knowledge', yet fail to learn how to apply it - much like Jonah, much like Balaam when filled with the Holy Spirit.

Packer encourages us to apply the Word, and in doing so we learn more about Him, and the more we learn about Him, the more we want to apply the Word. A wonderful upward cycle.
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Leah at IVP Hi Jacky, thanks for the review! It is now posted at http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/bo...


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