Growing in Christ

By J. I. Packer

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Growing in Christ

By J. I. Packer

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Followers of Christ grow spiritually by learning and living out the essentials of their faith, which are often taken for granted or overlooked in daily life. Renowned theologian J. I. Packer believed that Christianity is not automatic and must be learned by new believers and mature Christians alike. 

In Growing in Christ, Packer offers readers an easy-to-follow road map for studying theological topics, including the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and baptism. Each chapter helps both new and lifelong believers examine what Packer calls “the intellectual ABCs” of the gospel so they can grow in faith.


J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer also served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Church Ministry
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 336
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 12.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8121-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8121-2
ISBN-UPC: 9781433581212
Case Quantity: 10
Published: June 28, 2022

Table of Contents


Part 1: Affirming the Essentials: The Apostles’ Creed
Chapter 1: I Believe in God
Chapter 2: The God I Believe In
Chapter 3: The Father Almighty
Chapter 4: Almighty
Chapter 5: Maker of Heaven and Earth
Chapter 6: And in Jesus Christ
Chapter 7: His Only Son
Chapter 8: Born of the Virgin Mary
Chapter 9: Suffered under Pontius Pilate
Chapter 10: He Descended into Hell
Chapter 11: The Third Day
Chapter 12: He Ascended into Heaven
Chapter 13: He Shall Come
Chapter 14: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Chapter 15: The Holy Catholic Church
Chapter 16: Forgiveness of Sins
Chapter 17: Resurrection of the Body
Chapter 18: The Life Everlasting

Part 2: Entering In: Baptism and Conversion
Chapter 1: The Lord’s Command
Chapter 2: What the Sign Says
Chapter 3: A Sacrament of Good News
Chapter 4: Conversion and Baptism
Chapter 5: Baptized in Jesus’s Name
Chapter 6: Washing
Chapter 7: United with Christ
Chapter 8: Baptism and the Holy Spirit
Chapter 9: Basic Christianity
Chapter 10: Baptism and Infants
Chapter 11. Baptism, Confirmation, Confession
Chapter 12. Baptism and Body life
Chapter 13: Baptism Improved
Chapter 14: Third Birthday

Part 3: Learning to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer
Chapter 1: When You Pray
Chapter 2: Pray Then Like This
Chapter 3: Our Father
Chapter 4: Which Art in Heaven
Chapter 5: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Chapter 6: Thy Kingdom Come
Chapter 7: Thy Will Be Done
Chapter 8: On Earth As It Is in Heaven
Chapter 9: Our Daily Bread
Chapter 10: Forgive Us
Chapter 11: Not into Temptation
Chapter 12: Deliver Us
Chapter 13: From Evil
Chapter 14: The Kingdom and the Power
Chapter 15: And the Glory
Chapter 16: Amen

Part 4: Design for Life: The Ten Commandments
Chapter 1: Blueprint for Behavior
Chapter 2: I and You
Chapter 3: Law and Love
Chapter 4: The Lord Your God
Chapter 5: Who Comes First?
Chapter 6: Imagination
Chapter 7: Are You Serious?
Chapter 8: Take My Time
Chapter 9: God and the Family
Chapter 10: Life Is Sacred
Chapter 11: Sex Is Sacred
Chapter 12: Stop, Thief!
Chapter 13: Truth Is Sacred
Chapter 14: Be Content
Chapter 15: Learning from the Law
Chapter 16: The Cement of Society