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Important teaching for the Church today.
on 7 October 2006
An excellent book in which Packer examines the relationship between God's Sovereignty and evangelistic methods. He begins with a detailed account of the sovereignty of God and how that should affect Christians in the way that they pray. He then goes on to show, however, that belief in God's sovereignty, does not cancel out human responsibility. He gives us a chapter on biblical evangelism and what the evangelistic message is that needs to be presented. He then concludes with a chapter in which he shows how belief in the sovereignty of God should affect evangelism. That is, it should enhance evangelistic efforts, giving more of a confidence and strength to Christians in this matter.
This is one of Packer's earliest works. Although only a short book it displays much of the clarity and precision for which Packer has become well known and respected. This is an excellent little book, which should help to clarify some controversial issues. If only some more Christians would get hold of it today before engaging in evangelistic outreach.