Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.
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True to its title this is a very concise book on theology, but full of scriptural references for further study. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 17, Peter N. That makes perfect sense. Every chapter will lead you deeper and deeper into an understanding of the grace and power of the Lord!
Jan 11, Amanda Hunsberger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Jul 25, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: The way it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter.
Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reading in large swaths can muddy the short chapters together.
When I was writing Redeeming Childbirth, I quoted and re-read his section of God as Redeemer and was so encouraged but also utilized his words to encourage other women through quotations.
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The various articles are all exceptionally brief pagesso this isn’t a place for in-depth reading on the various doctrines of the Bible. It is succinct, chock-full of Scriptural references, and still thorough.
The explanations of the various aspects of theology were very concise and loaded with bible references that backed up the explanations. It’s not necessarily designed for reading cover to cover like this, more as a reference book.
Concise Theology by J. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective.
In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah! Although easy to understand, it is important–and I highly suggest–that readers take their time when going cocnise this book. Other editions – View all Concise Theology J.
References to this book Essential Christianity: Refresh tjeology try again. The book is pages long but each chapter is only two to four pages in length. This sound principle of interpreting Scripture by Scripture is sometimes called the analogy of Scripture or the analogy of faith.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Almost every subject of consequence in the Christian faith is covered in short, solid chapters. Each topic is covered in pages, with extensive scriptural references for further study. Some of the terminology was over one or another of conxise kids head, and some of the work was difficult on the tongue.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He also dropped a bomb statement regarding the importance of church membership that forced me to think through said importance: Also, there are so many people claiming to be Christians, but in all reality, they are not; they have not been born again.
Hixson No preview available – Packer is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to majority of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Jesus to the on Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. Ppacker is fairly dry here, and this book is not meant to be read cover-to-cover so much as referred to if one is ever anxious about drifting into heresy.
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Great intro book for anyone wanting a survey of orthodox Christianity. This is a pocket sized systematic theology. A must read theology book for every Christian. By the very nature of the book, it reads more like an encyclopedia that a proper book, and is therefore not a particularly exciting read, even though the topics should be. Still superior as an over-all guide.
I probably would not have picked this up if some other men I know had not given it five stars. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It may be read with mu This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. Apr 02, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Packer has done the work elsewhere to draw the conclusions he draws here.
Packer thoroughly explains historic Christian beliefs from a Reformed position. Full of short chapters for easy quick reads on all the different areas of Christianity.
Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Christian theology.
This book is great at what it does. Great for quick reference. Not sure why precisely — I don’t always find theology gripping. I highly recommend to anyone who would understand theology more fully without needing to get l degree. Selected pages Title Page. Condise Limited preview –