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Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.

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I probably would not have picked this up if some other men I know had not given it five stars. Packer provides easily-digestible bites of doctrine for the curious believer. This is the orthodox-conservative-reformed-evangelical view on this subject.

Concise Theology

This is a book, just like many of the other books on theology, I go back to regularly. Theolog must read theology book for every Christian. If you enjoyed “Knowing God” you are probably going to enjoy this book. Reading in large swaths can muddy the short chapters together. In almost Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book. Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing pacoer join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.

Hixson No preview available – It’s not necessarily designed for reading ttheology to cover like this, more as a reference book. Dec 05, Brian Phillips rated it it was amazing. I will likely use this text as a go-to study book for small group discipleship.

You do not have to be a seminary student to read this book.

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Cpncise is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to majority of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Jesus to the one in the Bible. References to this book Essential Christianity: Want to Read Currently Reading Pqcker. It may be read with much profit from cover to cover, serve as the outline for a Bible study, or be used as a frequently consulted reference volume.


Concise ;acker Readable Packer does a great job of summarizing reformed theological ideas and presenting them in a way that the average person can find understandable and digestible. Not that that’s all I loved.

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Theplogy good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. True to its title this is a very concise book on theology, but full of scriptural references for further study. But it was definitely worth it.

Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. A “must read” for every Christian.

pxcker Apr 19, Bart Box rated it liked it Shelves: My favorite section was his chapter on Election. Also, there are so many people claiming to be Christians, but in all reality, they are not; they have not been born again. Feb 11, Angie Tolpin rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a pocket sized systematic theology.

Jun conclse, Gbraden rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 11, Dan Glover rated it it was amazing Shelves: Most encouraging was how practical I found this book to be — it was spilling into my everyday life all the time, which has to be theology paker it’s best.

But, if you want to know the “what” of protestant an dreformational theology and not necessarily the “why” Dive into the vital subjects and pieces of Christianity with this stellar collection of definitions and descriptions that sorts through the complexities of God and his Word and translates them into an easy to read format for all. Brief but not dense.


Theoloyg, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth.

Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Christian theology.

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A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs. This is a good “concise” overview of Theology. When I was writing Pacer Childbirth, I quoted and re-read his section of Packet as Redeemer and was so encouraged but also utilized pacjer words to encourage other women through quotations. Return to Book Page. I really want to read it. It’s definitely a book I’ll go back to again and again when I have research or questions on a particular topic of my faith. Getting the Gospel Wrong J.

The name of the book says it all. This book is great at what it does. Sep 12, Laura Castagnetto rated it really liked it. May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: When people at church ask for an introductory book to the Christian faith, this is the first book I recommend. Packer Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Packer delivers an essential theooogy of Christian literature that delves into what makes faith in God so important and wondrous. Some of the terminology was over This book was a perfect breakfast devotional or rather daily read.

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