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  • Written by: J. I. Packer
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Knowing God

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Narrated by: Simon Vance
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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 listener 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.

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Exceptional in Gospel presentation

Good to listen for every Christian at least three times in their life time. Highly recommend

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A deeply profound spiritual experience

I truly enjoyed this book. It’s more than a “read” or “listen”, it is an experience through which Packer shares his insights into and his deep love for God. Highly recommended.

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A Wonderfully Edifying Classic

A classic. Wonderfully edifying, humbling, and encouraging . Great reader. Wouldn't know what could be improved. May all listeners live it out!

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Excellent, Clear & Insightful

An excellent book on knowing God, the importance of knowing God and how to get to know Him better!!

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Amazing knowledge!

I am glad I listened to this book. It is biased towards Christianity but I read it anyway.

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knowing God

This book is written by a pure and devoted heart who shares his knowledge of God and lets you have it first hand. It would be worthwhile to read and ponder.

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Deeply informing

The narrator is very pleasant to listen to & the information within is sure to influence your current knowledge of God.

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A book for every Christian

It's a really good book. It especially open my eyes on understanding grace better. The book was more and more interesting toward the end. Took a while though to get used to the Narrator.

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A beautiful description of our great God!

This is my second time reading or listening to this. I think I should prioritize it every few years to keep me from focusing too much on myself or the trends of our culture at the expense of what matters most.

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Excellent!

This book should be required reading for all who follow Christ. It would be perfect for small group's discussions.

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