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Concise Theology: A Guide To Historic Christian Beliefs Hardcover – March 25, 1993
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From the Back Cover
How can I know God better?
"If only I had the time to study theology. . . ."
If only someone could explain the essentials of theology in bite-sized portions. If only there were a resource that went deeper without drowning the reader in page after page. J. I. Packer has done it!
Finally, there's a book that explains the essentials of theology in a style and length that busy readers can appreciate. J. I. Packer, noted theologian and author of Knowing God, offers 94 concise studies. Each focuses on our great God and his wonderful plan for us.
Where does the Bible say that?
Each study is just a couple of pages long. That means you can find the answers you need quickly. But don't be fooled--there are plenty of Scripture references on every page. You can go as deep as you want at the pace you want. Short studies on the essentials. In these chapters, you'll find what Packer calls the "permanent essentials of Christianity." The essentials are summarized so that you can find them quickly and easily. The essentials are expressed in such a way that you can both understand and appreciate the greatness of God. So jump right in. Discover for yourself how Christian theology is not just a system of beliefs, but a way of life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I am often referring to this book on different topics because I have so many questions about Jesus, the church, and Sovereign election. Packer splits the book up into sections: God revealed as Creator, God revealed as Redeemer, God Revealed as Lord of Grace, and God revealed as Lord of Destiny. Within each of these sections is topics relating to the section. Topics like "Fall of Man", "Election", "Baptism" and "The Unpardonable Sin" are just a few of the many topics he covers. You don't have to read this front to back, you can simply find a topic you are trying to learn more about and read the few pages which contain huge amounts of wisdom from God's word.
This book doesn't cover these topics in-depth, but it does give you plenty to understand the foundations of the Bible.