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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. I. Packer Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the gigantic conspiracy of misdirection by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word. What began as a number of consecutive articles angled for honest, no-nonsense readers who were fed up with facile Christian verbiage in 1973, Knowing God has become a contemporary classic by creating small studies out of great subjects.

Each chapter is so specific in focus (covering topics such as the trinity, election, God's wrath, and God's sovereignty), that each succeeding chapter's theology seems to rival the next, until one's mind is so expanded that one's entire view of God has changed. Author Elizabeth Eliot wrote that amid the lofty content, Packer puts the hay where the sheep can reach it - plainly shows us ordinary folks what it means to know God.

Having rescued us from the individual hunches of our ultra-tolerant theological age, Packer points the listener to the true character of God with his theological competence and compassionate heart. The lazy and faint-hearted should be warned about this timeless work - God is magnified, the sinner is humbled, and the saint encouraged.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 2/20/2014

    " Try to read it every year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Santosh Ninan | 2/3/2014

    " In my top 5 of all books of all time. Reading it again for the 3rd time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlie | 2/1/2014

    " I think I would have enjoyed this book quite a bit more if I hadn't spent six months reading. Packer carefully goes over the character and attributes of God, seeking to establish a Biblical theology of God amongst Christians whom he feels are often mislead or ignorant. I'm sure he's right, but are those people reading this book? I couldn't help thinking he was kind of preaching to the choir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/18/2014

    " This is really a very good book. My recommendations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danny Bennett | 1/16/2014

    " The book had much to be praised and much to be critiqued. The high point of the book is Packer's distinction between knowing God and knowing about God. However, he falls into unfounded conclusions at various points in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 1/13/2014

    " How great the knowledge and wisdom that God has given this man. I joke that "Packerness is close to Godliness" but in all seriousness, anyone desiring to know about the doctrine of God will be encouraged and built up by this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gift | 12/21/2013

    " I'm in chapter4 and it's something you can't read once... i'd love to read it again because i know i missed a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jstrick | 12/14/2013

    " Known as a Christian classic, and there is good reason for such a distinction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica | 12/8/2013

    " This book was pretty good for foundational doctrine but it didn't really make me think about anything new so it wasn't a very exciting read for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy Schiel | 12/4/2013

    " Classic, changed the way I began to think about God. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/3/2013

    " Good book to read multiple times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arnold Williams | 11/27/2013

    " Excellent, inspiring, and Im going to re-read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Gitonga | 11/20/2013

    " This is a book that is meant to be read again and again and again. With pen and notebook in hand. And the Bible open alongside it. Great work by Packer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Hodge | 10/26/2013

    " It's been a while since I read this one but it's huge concept is that we should stop trying to know *about* God but instead try to *know* God personally. Beautifully written, this is one the best single books on the character of God ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Alfred | 10/6/2013

    " This is a strong book, probably good for new believers as a theological guide or for standard devotional reading. The introduction quotes both Spurgeon and C.S. Lewis, so I knew I'd found a good one. Combats a lot of misconceptions in the modern church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 7/18/2013

    " One of my ten "desert island" books. Outside of the Bible, very few books have the impact on my life and thought as has Dr. Packer's classic. Definitely a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/8/2013

    " Good solid theology...with heart. Love the incorporation of hymns, poetry, thoughtful quotes. My favorite quote: "God gives some grace to all, all grace to some." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 4/16/2013

    " There's a reason why this is referred to as a "classic". No need for me to add to an already exhaustive list of reviews. Just read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine Blass | 12/23/2012

    " Honestly, I just cannot stick with this one. One of my favorite quotes is from this book, but it's just way too dry for me to even remember what I just read. Apologies, Packer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/25/2012

    " Common sense convicting helpful reading for the Christian. I just finished reading a chapter a night. Packer has a way with words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Christopher | 7/12/2012

    " One of the best......not to be read quickly but thoughtfully, and over and over again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelyn Vaughan | 6/12/2012

    " Probably the best book I've ever read about God. The chapter on adoption in Christ made me weep with joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 3/27/2012

    " Classic read. Highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Dubuc | 1/13/2012

    " Seemed to be more knowing about God than knowing God, but the one may lead to the other. I liked Tim Stafford's "Knowing the Face of God" better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Schroedette | 12/16/2011

    " Classic. Everyone should read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 8/12/2011

    " Overall, I liked the book and found much of very interesting and inspiring. However, since I am not a Calvinist, I found some of the theology difficult to swallow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Fordice | 7/15/2011

    " On my third time through this book. Great summertime devotional study to stay on track. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 4/25/2011

    " dense. but very good. worth your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 4/7/2011

    " The first significant, sound book of theology I read (I was 19 when I started it). Still excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 4/5/2011

    " Excellent. A wonderful and fruitful meditation on the character of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 3/19/2011

    " This is a strong book, probably good for new believers as a theological guide or for standard devotional reading. The introduction quotes both Spurgeon and C.S. Lewis, so I knew I'd found a good one. Combats a lot of misconceptions in the modern church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy | 3/16/2011

    " Classic, changed the way I began to think about God. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 2/2/2011

    " Detailed, complete and concise. Packard covered most questions asked when people seriously want to know who God is. It is an old book written with wisdom and less fluff. Good solid foundational reading for believers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jstrick | 1/26/2011

    " Known as a Christian classic, and there is good reason for such a distinction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 12/11/2010

    " One of the best......not to be read quickly but thoughtfully, and over and over again!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 11/24/2010

    " good book to read and meditate on every year... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quizzle | 11/17/2010

    " A sip of Reformed Theology. Packed in a public way ^_^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 11/12/2010

    " This was rich and readable, and not repetitive like so many Christian books are. "

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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

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.