Knowing Christianity, By J. I. Packer
Knowing Christianity
  • Length: 191 pages
  • Published: July 12, 1999
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 2216
  • ISBN: 9780830822164

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When so many crave the latest self-improvement plan or the most recent religious experience, J. I. Packer turns our attention to realities far larger and longer-lasting than anything our self-absorbed society can offer. In this book he lays out before us his grandest panorama yet of the magnificent landscape we call the Christian faith.

He begins with the only proper foundation for spiritual experience--the central doctrines of God, the Bible, Christ and the Holy Spirit. From here he leads us to the principal elements of the Christian life--growth in Christ, prayer to our Father, worship of our God, fellowship with other believers and our responsibilities as citizens. His sweeping survey of this spiritual terrain concludes appropriately with a consideration of the ultimate end of our existence here on earth--the reality of an afterlife, God's judgment and our reign with the ascended Christ.

While spiritual fads fade from the scene as quickly as they arise, here is the lasting, unchanging truth of the God who has been our help in ages past and will be our hope for years to come.


To the Reader
1. The Most Important Thing of All
2. Revelation Authority
3. Who Is God?
4. The Person of Christ
5. Why the Cross?
6. The Holy Spirit Christian Growth
7. Some Lessons in Prayer
8. Come Worship
9. Fellowship in the Church
10. Renewal Charisma in the Church
11. Christian Citizenship
12. The Untruth of Universalism
13. Christianity World Religions
14. The Reality of Hell
15. His Ascension, Our Future Hope

Scripture Index


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J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) is regarded as one of the most well-known theologians of our time. He served as Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his many books include Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God and A Quest for Godliness.