For more than 30 years, J. I. Packer’s classic book KNOWING GOD has revealed to well over a million readers the wonder, glory and the joy of knowing God. It continues to sell in tens of thousands to Christians around the world.
KNOWING GOD is one of the most significant and popular Christian books of our time and has deepened the faith and understanding of millions of people around the world.
A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian’s existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the “gigantic conspiracy of misdirection” by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word. What began as a number of consecutive articles angled for “honest, no-nonsense readers who were fed up with facile Christian verbiage” in 1973, Knowing God has become a contemporary classic by creating “small studies out of great subjects.” Each chapter is so specific in focus (covering topics such as the trinity, election, God’s wrath, and God’s sovereignty), that each succeeding chapter’s theology seems to rival the next, until one’s mind is so expanded that one’s entire view of God has changed. Author
Elizabeth Eliot wrote that amid the lofty content Packer “puts the hay where the sheep can reach it–plainly shows us ordinary folks what it means to know God.” Having rescued us from the individual hunches of our ultra-tolerant theological age, Packer points the reader to the true character of God with his theological competence and compassionate heart. The lazy and faint-hearted should be warned about this timeless work–God is magnified, the sinner is humbled, and the saint encouraged. –Jill Heatherly
“A spiritual classic … The truth he handles fires the heart.” — John Stott
“Dr Packer’s volume says it simply, says it best.” — Joni Eareckson Tada
“Has the rare ability to deal with profound and basic spiritual truths in a practical and highly readable way.” — Billy Graham
“This book is strong meat. To read and digest it is an experience no discerning reader is likely to forget.” — Church Times
“Dr Packer says we’re cruel to ourselves if we try to live in his world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. I’m convinced we’re cruel if we deny ourselves the wisdom contained in this Christian classic.” —Rico Tice