InterVarsity Press. P.O. Box , Downers Grove, IL World Wide Web: E-mail: [email protected] by J. I. Packer. If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?. Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful.

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Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is written in 4 chapters: It is against this backdrop that J.

Biblical fundamentals in an inclusive format, perfect for starting conversations. Every Christian should re read it! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

While the Gospel message is at the center of evangelistic activities, the delivery of that message still deserves some attention so as to ensure that it is what God desires and that it brings Him glory. Packer goes on to say in his book. Facebook Twitter Tumblr Email Print. Not in the sense that the book was of poor quality e.

Tension arises when my reality and your reality differ, but rather than work out the differences we just ignore the tension, as if it would just go away. It will be a good one to re-read periodically. For a book weighing in at a mere pages, this one contains impressive depth and contains a thorough and satisfying treatment of the subject.

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This has quickly become one of my favorite books.

Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer | The Briefing

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As Packer explains in his introduction: Meanwhile, I was expecting magic-bullet answers for the particular questions that I had.

In chapter 2 he outlines the classic antinomy of God’s sovereignty vs human responsibility — two concepts which are clearly biblical truths, but cannot be J. Yet Packer suggests the ground to occupy in these discussions is in the middle. I highly recommend it. Sovereignfy some believe that a high view of God’s sovereignty discourages evangelism and promotes fatalism, Packer argues in his book ” Product details Audio CD Publisher: Skip to main content.

I wholeheartedly disagre This was an excellent treatment of the doctrine of God’s Sovereignty and evangelism. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Packer is author of the best selling Christian classic Knowing God. While not “deep” theology, this is an erudite and thoughtful discussion of evangelism in the context of God’s sovereignty. Is there a better way to relate the message to the current circumstances of the listener? I would recommend this to those who are new to the doctrines of Grace, or those especially who believe themselves opposed to the idea of God’s Sovereignty in salvation and the implications on evangelism. While Packer is now quite old and is most likely unable to publish a second edition, it might be evamgelism someone working with him or taking on the task entirely on their own.

His voice is pleasant and engaging.


Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

You will enjoy it and be blessed. Otherwise, an excellent tome. This was a discouraging discovery. Ebangelism fully delivers on the promise to deal with the questions, and in doing so he faithfully and powerfully represents the biblical gospel. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

He affirms that we are called to evangelize and that God’s sovereignty in salvation does not remove our need to do so, but he also comforts and encourages that a belief in God’s sovereignty in evangelism is our only hope of success, since God is the one who wields the power to change hearts.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It is short enough to be read quickly, but packed with such solid theology that it can be read over and over with new benefits.

Our obedient response to this antinomy is to accept it for what it is and learn to live with it. Oct 26, Matt Kottman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is there any theology that could be more sound or that could be more properly explained?

See all reviews. I shall try to make it evident that this is nonsense. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.