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"Packer is lucid, often illustrates well, and is orderly. A good brief discussion appears on what would be true for Christianity if Jesus had not risen. Packer also has good reasons Christians can validly believe that Jesus did rise. A number of other fine discussions are helpful, such as what heaven means, Christ's public future coming, the Holy Spirit, forgiveness, bodily resurrection, everlasting life, baptism, baptism in the Spirit."
James E. Rosscup, The Master's Seminary Journal

"Maturity in the spiritual life, like its counterparts in the social and emotional realms, requires conscious effort. Renowned author J. I. Packer gives the benefit of his extended experiences in achieving growth in Christ. Don't expect a book of doctrines that only theologians can understand. Packer clothes doctrine with practical everyday living applications."
Glen H. Jones, Pulpit Helps

"Packer does an exceptionally fine job of providing simple analyses of profound material. His insights invite further reflection, development, and discussion. The book is worth owning. Anyone who wishes to preach about, discuss, or simply reflect on the 'three great formulae' of the Christian faith and their incorporation into the historic catechisms would be enriched by Packer's Growing in Christ."
Wilbert M. Van Dyk, Calvin Theological Journal

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J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (January 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581348525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581348521
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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As always, I find Packer clear, concise, compelling, convincing and spiritually challenging. I think he's on the right track here in approaching Christian Growth via the three great formula of the faith: The Apostle's Creed, The Lord's Prayer, and the 10 Commandment, as well as Baptism. He goes through these important topics in a soul searching and devotion inspiring manner. I have not completed the whole book yet, but so far his section on The Apostle's Creed is great in all these ways, and I eagerly look forward to the rest. I also greatly appreciate the passages for further study that Packer provides. I have been doing those and they greatly enrich and solidify the study. These and the questions for discussion also make the book great to work through with a new believer to help them get grounded in Jesus. If you don't have Packer's Knowing God, order that as well and read this as a companion piece to it, as Packer intended. Knowing God will help ground you in Packer's approach to the Three Formula. And in all things, "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." (1 Peter 3:18)
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J. I. Packer's book, Growing in Christ is based on the historic Anglican catechism (instruction) on the Christian faith using four items that best sum up and teach a biblical faith. They are the Nicene Creed (about God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), entering into God's chosen in Christ through Baptism and Conversion, Praying using the Lord's Prayer to teach us, and God's design for our lives using the Ten Commandments. It is, I believe to be, a thought provoking book that delves deeply into what each means for the Christian today based on solid biblical scholarship and theology. Yet while it challenges it is not beyond anyone. I would recommend for those who really want to understand their faith. It is in short chapters that one can be done in the day, including meditating on his questions and reading through additional suggested scriptural readings. We use it for our instruction, adult, and new Christian training. I highly recommend it for those deepening their faith, just learning, or checking out Christianity. Growing in Christ
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I was particularly looking for a book which handled the Ten Commandments when I came across this title by Dr. Packer.
Originally published as I WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN. Covers The Apostles' Creed, Baptism and Conversion, The Lord's Prayer, and The Ten Commandments, by breaking each down into concise studies. Very useful for individual or group.
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The topic is extremely relevant and the book is written in a simple but biblical way. The problem is this Kindle version: it is terrible. In every other line it has typos and words printed together making it very hard to read. It doesn't have correct punctuation and misses thousands of possessives and turns the reading a real burden especially for a foreign like me that, for many times, have to pause to think what words are the ones printed together!
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This is a wonderful read. A great book for personal or small group discipleship and discussion. This connects Christians to their ancient Christian roots and the beliefs passed down through the ages. Each chapter is short enough to keep you engaged with discussion questions and Scripture study suggestions for further study.
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Have you ever wondered about what baptism is all about? Do you know the truth it symbolizes? Did you know that the ritual gives a picture of a spiritual reality? Are you interested to know what baptism stands for?
I teach Church History and it has always been a wonder to me how European Christianity in Middle Ages could have been (violently, at times) be so divided over the issue of the form and significance of Baptism. Here, Dr. J.I. Packer explains baptism (and many other basic Christian doctrines, rites and rituals). He explains them from the traditional Anglican (Protestant) point of view. I do not agree with many of his explanations but he explains them so well that it is no longer difficult for me to see why and where most Christian sects differ on infant and believer's baptism.
If you are interested in comparing your basic Christian beliefs with traditional Protestant beliefs, then this book is for you. I have often used his discussion on Baptism to explain to my students the on going strife among sects about it. My students see a different point of view and from there, they are free to make personal decisions. If on the other hand you are a firm believer in believer's baptism (as I am) then you will see how those who espouse infant baptism explain their doctrinal stand so you can address them directly. The book is helpful in elucidating basic Christian beliefs of most Protestants.
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One of the best expositions of the Christian faith in a way that is understandable and thorough. I would recommend this for teaching the tenets of the faith at the junior high or high school level and an excellent confirmation book. Other books are better if you are struggling with belief in the faith, such as CS Lewis' classic Mere Christianity, but this is for those who want to understand their faith better. Highly recommended.
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