Thursday, March 24, 2011
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Who is the God of the Bible? In a time where bestselling books on this subject are more speculation and introspection than devotion and exegesis, J.I. Packer’s Knowing God offers a refreshing look at God as revealed in the Bible.
The book, much like John Piper’s Desiring God, has shown over the last few decades that it is still relevant because it communicates timeless truth firmly founded on the Bible. The book is reflective and deep, bridging theology and devotion into a single piece that anchors its readers to the Word.
Complimenting Knowing God’s content is a narrator with an English accent. Since Packer himself is English, it was only fitting to have Simon Vance do the reading. You may recognize his voice, and I recognize him as a man of good taste, as he has provided narration for The Religious Affections (Edwards) and The Cross of Christ (Stott), too.
I will definitely point believers to Knowing God to discover more about the God we worship, not just to know intellectually, but personally as well.
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