I bought this book disregarding 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).