When we’re in the middle of a difficult challenge, it can be hard to know which way to turn. Struggles weaken our resolve and trials test our faith. How do we navigate life’s twists and turns? The answer, both simple and profound, is to know God better.
For over forty years, J. I. Packer’s classic Knowing God has invited readers to pursue a more intimate relationship with the living God of the Bible. Because Scripture reveals everything we need to understand about God’s wisdom, truth, and goodness, Knowing God examines the pictures, analogies, stories, and histories provided in God’s Word for our meditation and contemplation.
In Packer’s first section, entitled “Knowing the Lord,” Packer focuses on our first priority as we read God’s Word, abide in His Son, and rely on His Spirit to sanctify us. He then explores the attributes of God and encourages diligence in prayer, Bible reading, and cultivating our awareness of the blessings that come from God’s hand. “If God Be for Us,” the book’s final section, then considers the zeal, boldness, and contentment that mark every life devoted to knowing Him.
Our hearts long for certainty and truth, and God has called His children to the very best kind of knowledge: knowing about Him and knowing Him through a close relationship with Jesus Christ. In Packer’s words, “Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord.”
Knowing God combines the wisdom of a theologian with the warmth of a pastor to set every believer on the most important pursuit they’ll ever undertake. Whether you’re at the beginning of your own journey to know God better or are looking to encourage someone else on theirs, this month’s resource offers the guidance and advice you need.
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