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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Concise Theology

Return to Book Page. Packer Limited preview – When I was writing Redeeming Childbirth, I quoted and re-read his section of God as Redeemer and was so encouraged but also utilized his words to encourage other women through quotations. It is spectacular in its simplicity and in its fidelity to Scripture. Packer covers just about everything you could think of too when it comes to the Christian faith. At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief.

Jan 11, Dan Glover rated it it was amazing Shelves: We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? This is a pocket sized systematic theology. May 16, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: It covers almost every topic conceivable in the area of theology which can be used as a jumping board for more in depth study. The lacker it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so concsie can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter.


Feb 11, Angie Tolpin rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. You do not have to be a seminary student to read this book. Other editions – View all Concise Theology J. In almost Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.

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The Holy Spirit will guide you and reveal the truth of Scripture. I will likely use this text as a go-to study book for small group discipleship. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this voncise of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective.

Remember, “the best of men are men at best,” so if you disagree with any doctrinal statement made, continue your research! The name of the book says it all.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I probably would not have picked this up if some other men I know had not given it five stars. The book is based from a Reformed perspective, so readers will want to keep that in mind. In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah! I enjoyed the comprehensive scope — my first foray into a systematic theology cover to cover. References to this packrr Essential Christianity: Apr 15, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Snap shots, sound bites, well crafted sentences with depth and nuance behind them all in one small, accessible book. Every chapter will lead you deeper and deeper into an understanding of the grace and power of the Lord! May 10, Megan Lane rated it pacoer was amazing Shelves: But, if you want to know the “what” of protestant an dreformational theology and not necessarily the “why” Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.


Almost every subject of consequence in the Christian faith is covered in short, solid chapters. Each topic is covered in pages, with extensive scriptural references for further study.

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. It basically reads like an easy-to-read and very approachable systematic theology.

Also, there are so many people claiming to be Christians, but in all reality, they are not; they have not been born again. Quotes from Concise Theology. To ask other readers theolovy about Concise Theologyplease sign up.

Feb 18, Mildred rated it really liked it. View all 4 comments. Apr 02, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.