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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all Christians, 12 July 2003
This review is from: Evangelism & The Sovereignty Of God. (Paperback)
In this short book [there are 126 pages in my 1966 edition] Jim Packer clearly shows us the importance of the Bible's teaching on God's complete control of the world and everything in it. He also stresses the importance of telling others about God's plan to rescue all put their trust in Jesus Christ.
His book helps us to see that all Christians believe in God's sovereignty and show this by the way they pray.
He tells us what the gospel is and what it isn't, which is one of our great needs today, no less than when this book was written over 40 years ago.
He manages to present the essentials of this important topic, without ever using that theological swearword derived from the name of a Frenchman who has been much maligned. Charles Spurgeon would have been proud of him.
I have knocked off a star, because I understand the book is exactly the same as it was when first printed, using language which is more masculine than anyone uses today, and based on the King James Version. This would make the book sound odd to many contemporary readers. If you are used to reading books that use such language and such an old Bible version, please add a star.
While the whole book is worthy of reading, I think the first chapter is absolutely essential for all Christians to read, because it shows us clearly that although we may not like to think of God controlling the world completely, it is clearly the teaching of Scripture and is the very ground of our confidence that God will bring us safely to be with him forever if we trust in him, and the only basis for keeping on faithfully in presenting the gospel to everyone we can.
Highly recommended.
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