Taking God Seriously: Vital Things We Need to Know

By J. I. Packer

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Taking God Seriously: Vital Things We Need to Know

By J. I. Packer

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Explaining the essentials of the faith, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer outlines the core commitments that are common to those of us who profess belief in Jesus. Here is a call to discipleship in mere Christianity—the business of taking God seriously.


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: Christian Living
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 6.85 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3327-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3327-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433533273
Case Quantity: 68
Published: February 28, 2013

Table of Contents

1.  Taking Faith Seriously
2.  Taking Doctrine Seriously
3.  Taking Christian Unity Seriously
4.  Taking Repentance Seriously
5.  Taking the Church Seriously
6.  Taking the Holy Spirit Seriously
7.  Taking Baptism Seriously
8.  Taking the Lord’s Supper Seriously


“Like many people, I first discovered what it meant ‘to take God seriously’ through reading J. I. Packer’s books. It is thus an honor and a delight to be asked to write a commendation for his latest work, a basic catechetical plea for sober, modest, thoughtful and orthodox theology. In a church world dominated by Barnum and Bailey circus antics and the brash triviality borrowed from the world around in the name of ‘engagement,’ Dr. Packer remains a truly engaging and gentlemanly advocate for those old paths which are ever fresh.”
Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College; author, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self