Taking God Seriously Paperback – 28 Feb 2013
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Dr Packer has the rare ability to deal with profound and basic spiritual truths in a practical and highly readable way --Billy Graham
Like many people, I first discovered what it meant 'to take God seriously' through reading J. I. Packer's books. It is thus an honor and a delight to be asked to write a commendation for his latest work, a basic catechetical plea for sober, modest, thoughtful and orthodox theology. In a church world dominated by Barnum and Bailey circus antics and the brash triviality borrowed from the world around in the name of 'engagement,' Dr. Packer remains a truly engaging and gentlemanly advocate for those old paths which are ever fresh --Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
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I enjoyed all of the book, but (raised Baptist) I found the sections on Repentance and the L-rd's Supper most helpful. I especially appreciated his emphasis on making the Eucharist a **central** part of worship, not merely an add-on that shortens the sermon 1/month. I'm not going to repeat that here, just encourage you to read it for yourself. That chapter is well worth the price of the book, so you get the rest of them (quite worthy in themselves) at no cost -- such a deal you never before saw!!
Throughout the book, the theme matches the title (not always the case with a book!) Many in the church of today emphasize the experience (which IS a valid part of worship) but tend to throttle back on the doctrine. I felt like Packer was saying that our experience is only valid BECAUSE of the doctrine -- and to know G-d properly, we need to know His doctrine.
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