Knowing God

By J. I. Packer

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Knowing God

By J. I. Packer

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J. I. Packer’s Bestselling Book, Knowing God, Now Available in a Beautiful Hardcover Edition

Knowing God by J. I. Packer is a modern Christian classic. Since its original publication in 1973, Packer’s insightful and practical approach has impacted countless Christians throughout the world as they are introduced to the wonder and joy of knowing God. 

In this beloved work, Packer challenges readers that while they may know about God, it is not the same thing as knowing him. Organized into 3 sections, Knowing God explains the importance of theological study of the Lord, what the Bible has to say about God and his character, and the benefits of knowing him. From cover to cover, Packer teaches that each truth learned about God should ultimately lead to prayer and praise.

  • Accessible: Written for Christians of all backgrounds and denominations, as well as new believers
  • Practical and Insightful: Addresses many common questions about faith, including Who needs theology?What does it mean to be adopted into the family of God?, and Can God communicate his plan to us? 
  • Beautiful Hardcover Edition: Perfect for a lifetime of reading and for giving as a gift
  • Written by Bestselling Author J. I. Packer: His other books include Growing in ChristA Quest for GodlinessRediscovering Holiness; and more

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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 bestseller 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: Theology
Christian Living
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 400
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 20.59 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8726-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8726-9
ISBN-UPC: 9781433587269
Case Quantity: 16
Published: March 07, 2023

Table of Contents

Preface (1993)
Preface (1973)

Part 1: Know the Lord
Chapter 1: The Study of God
Chapter 2: The People Who Know Their God 
Chapter 3: Knowing and Being Known 
Chapter 4: The Only True God
Chapter 5: God Incarnate 
Chapter 6: He Shall Testify

Part 2: Behold Your God! 
Chapter 7: God Unchanging 
Chapter 8: The Majesty of God 
Chapter 9: God Only Wise 
Chapter 10: God’s Wisdom and Ours
Chapter 11: Thy Word Is Truth
Chapter 12: The Love of God
Chapter 13: The Grace of God
Chapter 14: God the Judge
Chapter 15: The Wrath of God
Chapter 16: Goodness and Severity
Chapter 17: The Jealous God 

Part 3: If God Be for Us . . . 
Chapter 18: The Heart of the Gospel
Chapter 19: Sons of God
Chapter 20: Thou Our Guide
Chapter 21: These Inward Trials
Chapter 22: The Adequacy of God 

General Index
Scripture Index


“I don’t often endorse a book this way, but I will for Knowing God. If there is one book that every single Christian should read alongside the Bible, it is this book. Filled with theological beauty that lives where we all live, this book will cause you to love your Lord more earnestly, to worship him more deeply, and to serve him more joyfully. This book is so rich, you shouldn’t read it just once, but over and over again.”
Paul David Tripp, author, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

“Jesus Christ taught that eternal life is knowing God (John 17:3). This book by J. I. Packer helps us to do just that. Short chapters (originally magazine articles) are arranged to draw us to study more closely various aspects of God’s nature and character. What could be more edifying? Over the last fifty years, I have found countless people who have been informed, encouraged, and brought to worship by the pages of this book. I know I have been, and pray that you will be, too.”
Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“There are very few books that communicate such glorious truth—and communicate it as succinctly and as well—as Knowing God. Through Packer’s penetrating mind and gifted pen, the majesty of God and the wonder of the gospel shine through on every page. Easily one of the most influential books of the last half century.”
Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

Knowing God is one of the best books I have ever read. And J. I. Packer is one of the best thinkers I have ever known. If a great book combines a great topic with a great writer, then Knowing God is truly great. So much in our world today is second-rate, but this book is a treasure we can enjoy deeply—and because of it, know God better!”
Ray Ortlund, President, Renewal Ministries

"If there is one book that every single Christian should read alongside the Bible, it is this book."

Paul David Tripp

author, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional