Book Review: Knowing God by J.I. Packer


I bought this book 51QPIYcIKVL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgdisregarding what others have said about this book because I wanted to find about this book by myself. I, now, agree with many, many others who claim this book has changed their lives. I don’t think I have ever read a book that just made me stop in the middle of the page and praise God.

Being a Christian my whole life, and attending Bible studies and summer camps, I realized I have been just accumulating information about God rather than knowing God personally. Packer, in his book, successfully helped me to know God by revealing how glorious and majestic He is and reminded me the sweetness in knowing that He sent His own son to die so that I can be adopted into His family and be called His son. I think my favorite chapters of this book were the first section (I know the Lord; chapter 1-6), The Majesty of God (chapter 8), God only Wise (Chapter 9), God’s Wisdom and Ours (Chapter 10), God the Judge (Chapter 14), The Wrath of God (Chapter 15), Goodness and Severity (Chapter 16), and the last section (If God be for us; chapter 18-22).

Since purchasing this book in 2015, I have read this over 3 times, both by myself and with a group. I would highly recommend this book to any Christian as Packer unfolds the characters of God. But more importantly, he makes you want to know God more than when you picked up his book.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Knowing God by J.I. Packer

  1. Yes, I have heard very good things about Tozer! I tried reading his “the Knowledge of the Holy” but didn’t get to finish. I’m happy that we share a similar reading taste! – Sam


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