Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit (Theologians on the Christian Life)

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  1. Em says:

    know what? i just ordered the book – paperback

    The Weekend Word thread wore me out, drove me to look for some good, clear, sound thinking, i guess :smile” looking forward to the read – wish it were here right now

  2. Michael says:


    I think you’ll appreciate it…I wish I could send everyone a copy, then retire. 🙂

  3. Josh the Baptist says:

    Sorry Em. 🙂

    Michael, I just got a 98 on my reaction paper to Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Thought you’d be proud 🙂

  4. Michael says:


    Well done!
    I hope you read “Fundamentalism and the Sovereignty of God” as well…great little book.

  5. Josh the Baptist says:

    Never heard of that one. Googling shows me that you meant Fundamentalism and Word of God. Hadn’t heard of that either.

    What’s it about?

  6. Michael says:

    I wrote it wrong…it’s as you said, “Fundamentalism and the Word of God”.
    It’s a defense of the authority of Scripture.

  7. Josh the Baptist says:

    Oh, ok. I’m in. Got a $100 gift this Sunday with the condition that I spend it on books.

  8. Michael says:

    Thank God someone in your life understands the importance of books to a young (or old) theologian.

  9. Josh the Baptist says:

    I know, right? Such a blessing.

  10. Em says:

    #3-Josh, please don’t be sorry… it’s just some of these threads make my head spin at times

    and congratulations on the “98”

  11. says:

    Knowing God is one of those books I’ll never be done with, or I probably will always want to read again. It also is a Heavenly, gentle slap to those who think they’ve mastered their walk.
    Now, if Packer had just adopted the Moses model.
    : )

  12. Em says:

    i see that this is a series and Packer is in with Newton, Luther and Edwards… are there more of these? it would make a good collection and, probably a good study for a term paper or some such

  13. Michael says:


    I’m getting the Luther volume next, as it’s by the wondrous and caustic Carl Trueman. There are more to come.

  14. Em says:

    okay, i see that it is a series called “Theologians on the Christian Life” hmmm since i’m finishing my Christian life , i’ll have to see if we agree (book gets here Saturday and if there’s no company coming, i’ll finish it by Monday)

  15. Em says:

    yipes, the book, i’ll finish the book! not my life! – Lord, don’t make me a prophet 🙂

  16. Michael says:


    I’m confident we’ll get a review from you on Tuesday… 🙂

  17. Em says:

    only if i can confine myself to one sentence, Michael… i won’t presume to qualify for that task – you do it 🙂

  18. Michael says:


    Packers goal and mine by inheritance is that all of us become theologians.
    I need to know which tools serve that purpose for pastors and lay people alike.
    My theory is that an educated laity will end abusive or abhorrent preachers before they get a foothold…

  19. Em says:

    the laity does need educating – the danger is in the education that we’re being exposed to now – so many discouraged pilgrims – makes me wonder how to renew minds in the joy that should keep us going…

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