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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,614 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. I. Packer Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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If God is in control of everything, does that mean the Christian can sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism simply imply that God is not sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how false both these attitudes are. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great book on the relationship between God's sovereignty over salvation and evangelism. It sharpened my thinking and encouraged my faith. Highly recommendended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 2/13/2014

    " I read the first edition of this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Glidden | 2/9/2014

    " Simply put: boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jp | 2/7/2014

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read on evangelism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndia | 2/6/2014

    " This is probably one of the best books I have read about the gospel message and the motivation for believers to share the gospel. It is a short book that was a fast read. The author does a great job of discussing some of the misconceptions about theological/soteriological views and the motivation to evangelize. The author then presents a view of what should motivate Christians to spread the gospel no matter what soteriological view is held. I highly recommend this book for believers who find it hard to get motivated to share the gospel or who are wondering what it takes to be effective at sharing the gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/29/2014

    " Approximately 65 years ago Packer tackled a theological question still relevant many years later -- how are the doctrines of divine sovereignty and individual responsibility reconciled? Specifically, the author tailored his arguments and proofs to the issue of the effect of sovereignty on personal evangelism. Ultimately, based upon the biblical texts cited (and they are numerous) he concludes that reconciliation between friends is not ever necessary. That is, the doctrines of divine sovereignty and personal responsibility co-exist and are not mutually exclusive. How they operate in tandem are to some extent occasioned in the revealed will of God as evidenced in scripture. He concedes, however, that portions of the interplay are the "secrets of God." Far from a dismissal or cop-out, Packer painstakingly develops each doctrine and ultimately concludes that a genuine belief in the sovereignty of God should spur additional evangelical action and responsibility as the true believer would recognize that conversion and repentance are impossible without the intervening work of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 1/20/2014

    " Excellent book! I would encourage anyone interested in evangelization, both Calvinist and Arminian, to read this. With all the mediocre books that are used as study material in classes, this book really should be studied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek Barber | 1/17/2014

    " Classic work on evangelism in light of the truth of God's absolute sovereignty. A must read for every Christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Chappell | 1/17/2014

    " A classic. Packer dominates it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen Burrow | 12/26/2013

    " It's been a little while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauralea | 12/23/2013

    " J.I. Packer is a biblically sound edifier. All the books I've read by him are excellent and deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 12/7/2013

    " Incredibly clarifying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 12/5/2013

    " If you've wondered how God's sovereignty and the Christian's responsibility toward evangelism fit together, this is the place to turn. Not only clear and biblically based, but also motivating to sharing Christ with others as well. A must read if interested in evangelism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Hargrave | 9/28/2013

    " Lovely balance - and the end result - it comes down to obedience,not theology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Han | 8/15/2013

    " Wrestling with some questions and this book is very helpful about a Christian believer's role in light of the doctrine of God's sovereign control over everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/7/2013

    " One of the VERY best books on the topic anywhere to be found! If you only read one book on this subject, let it be this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/2/2012

    " Also read in July 1992 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 9/22/2012

    " One of the most helpful books I have read to help one discern a right view of both Evangelism and God's Sovereignty. For any who are questioning how God's Sovereignty affects our human responsibility to evangelize - I highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 6/30/2012

    " I think I read this in 2008. Don't really remember. But I remember reading this. It was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 4/10/2012

    " This book helped me realize that God is in control, but showed me that what I do matters too. An easy read that is valuable to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 6/13/2011

    " Lay friendly approach to a complex topic. An easy and quick read that may help many reorient their thoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/12/2011

    " One of the most helpful books I have read to help one discern a right view of both Evangelism and God's Sovereignty. For any who are questioning how God's Sovereignty affects our human responsibility to evangelize - I highly recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 goei.shimon | 9/22/2010

    " nice discussion about Christian most burning question of predestination (the election of God) and man effort to share gospel, when there seems to be a conflicting phenomena. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce | 8/26/2010

    " A concise and compelling defense of evangelism within the context of the doctrine of election. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Microchiroptera | 7/22/2009

    " It really helped me in the problems I had about sharing and my confusions as to my responsibilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 7/2/2009

    " I read the first edition of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 6/12/2009

    " It's been a little while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 6/11/2009

    " I know I read it, and I know I liked it, but I can't remember a single word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L. R. Bouligny | 6/6/2009

    " A classic! What can you say? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 6/3/2009

    " Good if you're into heavy theology. When I read this several years ago it did give me a better understanding of Calvinism, and branded into my brain the idea of "antinomy" (two truths that coexist even though they seem to contradict, i.e. God's sovreignty versus God's judgment). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 5/21/2009

    " Very helpful little book. Shows why Calvinism isn't only compatible with evangelism but necessary for evangelism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 5/3/2009

    " Good, but Packer seems to flinch at the end. "

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About the Author

James Innell Packer is a British-born Canadian Christian theologian. He serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of many books and is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.