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InterVarsity Press. P.O. Box , Downers Grove, IL World Wide Web: E-mail: [email protected] by J. I. Packer. If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?. Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful.

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I’m thankful for the reminder of my impotence and dependency on God, and I hope to approach evangelism in humility, following His plans, and presenting my greatest treasure, this salvation from Jesus Christ, to those whom are my neighbors. Debate has raged for centuries about this topic, yet I know of no more helpful book to address it.

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We live at a time of spiritual lethargy, which is often rightly equated with laziness. This is an excellent little book. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Packer does not skirt the main issue. Divine lf and human responsibility are not enemies but allies. At the time of publication, J. Sponsor Show Your Support.

Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer

Packer is well-known for his landmark book, Knowing Godwhich first was published in This idea contradicts every example we have in the Scriptures, and even contradicts things he Mr. It all sounds a bit glass-half-empty at the moment, but let me spoil the end of the review for you now; you should definitely read this book! Packer fully delivers on the promise to deal with the questions, and in doing so he faithfully and powerfully represents the biblical gospel.


Without watering it down one bit, he simplifies the sobereignty to four main heads namely, God, Sin, Christ, Summons to Repentance and Faith. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Went from a 4-star to a 5-star. As a general rule, I dislike it when people start off a book or sermon by telling me what it is not going to be about. The evangellism question that concerns the book is pretty much contained within its title.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The great strength of this style is the end result; as the truths of Scripture are put forward, you become convinced by the sheer reasonableness of the argument. We cannot see Divine sovereignty and human responsible as opposites or principles aand are in conflict with each other, but rather as principles that complement each other and are equally true.

As Packer explains in his introduction:.

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For a book weighing in at a mere pages, this one contains impressive depth and contains a thorough and satisfying treatment of the subject. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of evangelism and forget that Christians should be enterprising in their evangelism, always considering better ways to pakcer their neighbors through the method. Wrestling with some questions and this book is sovereigtny helpful about a Christian believer’s role in light of the doctrine of God’s sovereign control over everything.


However, the book cripples its own argument by an odd insistence that the truths of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility form an insoluble antinomy in Scripture.

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He humbly shows that Scripture, far from being contradictory, reveals truth that is sometimes irreconcilable for finite beings to exhaustively comprehend.

This has quickly become one of my favorite books. Packer does a good job dealing with the relation between evangelism and aand sovereignty of God, namely, that God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility do not conflict, but complement each other despite the antinomy they createand that God’s sovereignty gives us our only hope in evangelism. Yet we are still responsible as bearers of this good news! Apr 19, Nick Gibson rated it really liked it.

Packer holds divine sovereignty and human responsibility together in tension, without letting one outweigh the other. Relocation indicates item packaging and moving of products 1 1 Sep 14,