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5.0 out of 5 stars A long but worthy read...!
This book will take you a long time to get through, but it is worth it. The title says it all; offering a theology and practical explanation of what it means to know God, and to get to know him better, Packer dissects the ideas behind evangelical theology and some of its competitors.
The main focus is that to know God's Word- the Bible- is the way to know God; but he...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beware - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
This book is a classic beloved by conservative evangelicals and as such is worth a read but in a way it really deserves either a 1 or a 5 – 3 seems to be too average to do justice to the strengths and weaknesses of this work. It is an excellent read, clear and engaging with much to interest and enlighten the reader. Some sections are full of warmth and wisdom with...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Work is good, 25 Jun 2013
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Simon M. Saunders (Wuxi, China) - See all my reviews
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The chapters on the benefits of work and how they serve God and not ourselves provide excellent food for thought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant classic, 10 Jun 2013
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I first read this book in the 1970s when it was first published and found it extremely helpful then. I was even more impressed on reading it again. It explains in a powerful and exciting way the attributes and character of God in a very practical and down to earth way with questions which help us to see how this knowlege should permeate and influence our lives with rejoicing and th efruit of the Spirit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An older classic.., 12 April 2013
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Jim Packer's contribution to the christian experience is invaluable, simply stated and maybe a little "dated" in presentation. I bought my hard copy many many years ago, loved it then and still find it inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knowing God by J Packer, 22 Jun 2012
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I read this book about 12 years ago and have purchased another copy to read again. It is well written in Packers knowledgable style designed to instil both truth and desire to follow and serve God in a way consistent with the great being he is. Thoroughly recommended, especially in this era when joy in the Lord without a much deeper relationship built upon biblical truth is sometimes evident. Knowing and understanding God by spending time reading and mediatating on bible passages read followed by seeing it personalised to become characterised in our life through prayer, Packer thus encourages a more satisfying experience to knowing God personally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars solid as a rock doctrinally and yet brilliantly devotional, 19 Aug 2010
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This book is superbly biblical and has some great correctives that the church in our culture needs to hear. Packer is a man who has been granted much godly insight and wisdom into the spiritual condition of the Church and its needed remedies and it is a privilege for us to have him.

Of particular note in this book is his chapter on God's guidance - how do we discern God's will. He gives a helpful corrective against much of the excesses that can arise from overly relying on supernatural guidance to make decisions.

Also the sections that deal with God's attributes of wrath, judgment and jealousy are fabulous. He gives a clarion call for the church to stop watering down these great truths and awakens us to their glory and necessity rather than painting God solely as a big Michelin Man who is just here to encourage people.

There is also a good bit dealing with the danger of the Keswick/second blessing theology which tends to neglect the reality of indwelling sin in the believers life and give unrealistic and unbiblical hopes as to the degree of sanctification that the believer should experience.

A classic that is well worth the time - devotional and doctrinal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read book for all!, 7 July 2010
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Mrs. D. M. Croney (UK) - See all my reviews
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Excellent book for all Christians and is really a life changer as it is BRILLIANT
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book, 21 April 2009
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J.I. Packer's Knowing God is a rich yet accessible look at the character of God. He reasons directly from Scripture on areas such as God's love, His grace and His holiness.

A brilliant read, one which will feed your heart and not just your mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Christian books I have read, 21 Jan 2010
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This is essential reading for all mature Christians. An deep and challenging look at one's faith and how to live it out. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 Aug 2014
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Excellent book. Really packs a punch and gives a fresh view of the aim of the Christian life. Ideal whether you are a new or mature Christian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... but jam-packed full of quality writing that is very useful and helpful, 15 Sep 2014
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Long but jam-packed full of quality writing that is very useful and helpful. Very Biblical. A classic Christian book. Buy it!
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