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Knowing God by J.I. Packer
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it was amazing

“Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; in musing on the Father, a quietus for every grief, and in the influence of the Holy Spirit, a balsam for every sore. Would you lose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.”

At the beginning of Knowing God, Packer borrows these words that were spoken by C.H. Spurgeon more than a century ago. Throughout the book, he unpacks the nature and character of God in a way that will allow those who read it to more fully experience this intimacy with God that Spurgeon speaks of. Packer begins this work by presenting the notion that the most important thing about a man is that he knows God, and that his concern must be to “enlarge his acquaintance” with God’s attributes. The rest of the book is dedicated to getting to know God in the most Scripture-saturated and gospel-centered way. This book is my new top recommendation to anyone desiring to grow in his or her faith.
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January 1, 2018 – Started Reading
January 16, 2018 – Shelved
January 31, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Kelsey Gould Mmmmmmmmmmm

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Laureen Thanks for the reminder of the wellspring of refreshment available to us!! I’m going to add this to my 2018 list of books to read/re-read!!

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